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…

When Words Collide Festival, Aug 8-10, 2014

The When Words Collide Festival, August 8-10, 2014, is an excellent Western Canadian writers conference. Five Rivers has always had a presence at WWC and this year will be launching all six of its Spring Releases at the conference. Three other Five Rivers authors and two staff have already confirmed they will be at WWC. If you are going to WWC this year, make sure you attend the Five Rivers Book Social at 2 PM,…

Prix Aurora Award nominations

It’s that time of year again, and nominations for the Prix Aurora Award are once again open. This year Five Rivers has several books eligible for nomination. We hope you will register with CSFFA and consider nominating Five Rivers’ eligible titles. Online nominations must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM EST on April 12, 2014. Voting will begin on May 3, 2014. Online votes must be submitted by 11:59:59 EDT on September 6, 2014. The Aurora…

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,…