James Beveridge talks about creative process for Eocene Station

As soon as I heard that this cover was for a Dave Duncan story, my mind went to the covers that he’s had on earlier novels. My memory sees them as having a classic feel. The story was described initially as a time travel romp, and the title placed much of the story in the Eocene Period. I knew that it was going to be a fun place to visually explore. Once I’d read the first…

Patrick Hunter discusses cover art creative process

October 1, 2016 The Great Sky, by D.G. Laderoute releases in both print and eBook. The YA novel, the second by Thunder Bay writer, D.G. Laderoute, is an urban fantasy. The first time Piper Preach died he was ten years old. But the Anishnaabe spirits thought otherwise. Now, six year later, Piper struggles with the hard realities of life in a big city. The ancient ways of his people are a distant memory. But the spirits aren’t…

More cover genius…er…genesis: The Mermaid’s Tale

This summer we’ll release a profoundly disturbing and brilliant novel from D.G. Valdron, The Mermaid’s Tale. Part grimdark, part literary parable, Valdron has created a story you won’t soon forget. In a city of majesty and brutality, of warring races and fragile alliances, a sacred mermaid has been brutally murdered. An abomination, a soulless Arukh is summoned to hunt the killer. As the world around the Arukh drifts into war and madness, her search for…

Genius…er…genesis of a cover: A Town Called Forget

Five Rivers’ Art Director, Jeff Minkevics, has once again been beavering away creating some truly amazing covers for some of our forthcoming releases. We thought you might find it of interest to explore the creative process that has gone into creating one of these. A Town Called Forget is a tender and often hilarious debut novel from Alberta writer, C.P. Hoff. It presented a few intriguing opportunities to explore from a cover design perspective. The…

Re-release of Candas Jane Dorsey’s award-winning Black Wine

It gives us great pleasure to announce the re-release of Candas Jane Dorsey’s award-winning debut novel, Black Wine, October 1, 2013. Candas Jane Dorseyphoto courtesy of Vala GrenierBlue Magic photography The story revolves around an old woman hanging in a cage, countered by a young woman who slaves on a rich lord’s estate and struggles to discover and assert her identity in a primeval, barbaric world. From slave dens to merchant cities and isolated mountains,…