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…

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Ann Marston Talks about Wordsmithing the World of The Rune Blades of Celi

Five Rivers is happy to announce: Ann Marston’s sixth book of The Rune Blades of Celi: Sword and Shadow will be re-released March 1, 2015.  Ann Marston In this edition, Ann Marston worked closely with editor and publisher, Lorina Stephens, and designer, Jeff Minkevics to bring readers a re-sharpened Celtic Fantasy.  Anne Marston talked about the experience of writing, publishing, and republishing to bring a world from imagination to reality.  JC: First off, congratulations for…