The audiobooks are coming!

Audiobooks are coming to Five Rivers’ catalogue of books, with the first releasing this summer, that being From Mountains of Ice, by Lorina Stephens, and narrated by Díana Majlinger. That audiobook will be quickly followed by the first in Ann Marston’s Rune Blades of Celi series, Kingmaker’s Sword, narrated by Austin Vanfleet, A Time and a Place, written and narrated by Joe Mahoney, and a cascade of others to follow. All we be available through Audible, Amazon and iTunes, with possible distribution to…

Ann Marston discusses new YA novel, Diamonds in Black Sand

June 1, 2017, a new YA fantasy releases from Ann Marston, author of the much-beloved The Rune Blades of Celi series Diamonds in Black Sand. Ann took time to discuss this engaging new novel from her home in Alberta, Canada. LS: You return to your first love with this story by way of cultural influence, that of Scottish sensibilities. What is it about the culture that draws you, that feeds your imagination? AM: Scotland—its people, its landscapes, its culture,…

Artist, Jessica Allain talks about cover art for Diamonds in Black Sand

Jessica Allain sent along her thoughts on the vision behind the moody and dynamic cover she created for Ann Marston’s engaging new YA fantasy, Diamonds in Black Sand. After reading some of Ann’s manuscript, as well as speaking to her about aspects of her book, I began picturing the scene I wanted her cover to reflect. Growing up beside the ocean, I had a good idea of what a maritime scene should be. Ann described a…

Ann Marston discusses new novel, A Still and Bitter Grave

Five Rivers’ publisher and editor, Lorina Stephens, had a wee chat with author, Ann Marston, regarding her newest novel, A Still and Bitter Grave, which is a paranormal historical novel set in late 20th century Alberta. Aviation fans will be delighted with its detail, while lovers of suspense will be chewing on their nails.  LJS: December 1, 2016, A Still and Bitter Grave releases. This is your first new novel in 16 years, and a departure: no magic, no…

Twin launch at Audrey’s Books

Both authors Susan MacGregor and Ann Marston appear at Audrey’s Books, December 7, 2016 7:00 p.m. The evening is sure to be engaging for Edmonton denizens as both authors read from their new releases, and sign copies for patrons. Susan MacGregor sees the release of the finale of her Tattooed Witch Trilogy, The Tattooed Queen, and Ann Marston her first new novel in over a decade, A Still and Bitter Grave.  Audrey’s Books is situated at 10702 Jasper…