Five Rivers’ creators rocking awards

Two of Five Rivers’ creators shortlisted for awards The Mermaid’s Tale The first is D.G. Valdron for his grim-dark fantasy novel, The Mermaid’s Tale, which has been shortlisted for the Kevin Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, through the Manitoba Book Awards. The full list of nominees is: The Bootlegger’s Confession by Allan Levine, published by Ravenstone Press, an imprint of Turnstone Press Fragment by Craig Russell, published by Thistledown Press The Mermaid’s Tale by D.G. Valdron, published by Five…

Prix Aurora Award nominations now open

The Prix Aurora Awards are now open for nomination. Five Rivers Publishing has several eligible works you should consider: In the Novel Category A Poisoned Prayer, by Michael Skeet. This is a swashbuckling tale with a strong female protagonist, an interesting twist on magic and Catholicism, set in a pseudo-17th century France around the time of The Three Musketeers.  A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney. Weird, wonderful, a Dirk Gentlyesque tale gone complete awry and absurd….

An amazing indie bookstore, featuring Avians

One of the quirky, defiantly independent bookstores carrying Five Rivers’ books is Elizabeth Campbell Books in Kenora, Ontario, specifically Timothy Gwyn’s Avians.. Elizabeth Campbell Books opened in July of 1991 as an indie book shop, but when Walmart came to town a few years later, Elizabeth Campbell realized she needed to adapt to survive. She decided Walmart probably would never get into used books, so she began building a collection that now exceeds a selection…

Ann Crowe discusses creative process for Avians cover

Cover artist, Ann Crowe, shared with us the creative process behind Timothy Gwyn’s dynamic new YA fantasy, Avians. I’ve always wanted to do illustration for books, be they book covers or children’s picture books or otherwise, so when I was approached to illustrate the cover for Avians, I was ecstatic. This project was a dream come true for me. After being introduced to the author, Timothy Gwyn, my first order of business was to find out…