Alicia Hendley Reviewed in Kitchener Waterloo Record

The following review appeared yesterday in the Kitchener Waterloo Herald. We thought we’d share the good news. By Jon Fear, Record staffA Subtle Thingby Alicia Hendley(Five Rivers, 200 pages, $25 softcover)Depression can be a painful, soul-destroying burden. And one of the ironies, says Beth, the young woman who tells her own story in this often instructive novel, is that as you wind your way deeper and deeper into self-destructive behaviour, your best friends and family…

Midwest Book Review Gives Two Five Star Ratings to Lorina Stephens

Midwest Book Review has given five star ratings to Lorina Stephens’ And the Angels Sang, and From Mountains of Ice. And the Angels Sang is an anthology of short, speculative fiction stories author Lorina Stephens has penned over the course of twenty-five years. Some were previously published in periodicals or writers’ workshops; all offer snapshots of the human condition. From the titular story of how a pious man perceives angels even as he suffers unspeakable…

Book Signing Guidelines

I developed the following guidelines for Five Rivers’ writers as a way of preparing them for book signing events. I thought perhaps some of you might find them of use as well. 1. Dress appropriately. Think casual business or professional boho. Studies prove people are attracted to a professional, good-looking person and will often rate a person’s performance or product higher based upon that appearance. Sounds unfair, but it is a fact. 2. Show up…

Launch of Alicia Hendley’s debut novel at Word on the Street

Five Rivers is thrilled to announce the launch event for Alicia Hendley’s devastating debut novel, A Subtle Thing, will take place at Word on the Street, Sunday, September 26. Between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Alicia will be signing copies and fielding questions. Alicia will be joined by other Five Rivers authors throughout the day. View Larger Map