Sequel to Type releases April 1, 2015

The sequel to Alicia Hendley’s suspenseful YA near-future novel Type, entitled Type2, releases April 1, 2015 in both print and eBook formats. ISBN 9781927400852 $19.99eISBN 9781927400869 $4.99 The dynamic cover is by Five Rivers’ Art Director, Jeff Minkevics. We thought fans would be interested to read about the process behind the cover design, and so tapped the depths of Jeff’s prodigiously creative mind. JM: The challenge behind the cover for Type2 was the same sort…

Michell Plested signs contract for third book in Mik Murdoch series

A Crisis of Conscience to release August 1, 2016 Michell Plested Calgary, Alberta author, Michell Plested, signed a publishing agreement this month with Five Rivers Publishing for the third book in his young readers’ series Mik Murdoch.  The first novel, Boy Superhero, was released in 2012, in which nine-year-old Mik Murdoch’s ambition to protect his prairie town of Cranberrry Flats reveals his quest to acquire super-powers, and in doing so Mik finds the most awesome power of all lies within…

Paula Johanson on Meeting and Writing about Larry “King” Kwong

This March 1st, 2015, Five Rivers Publishing released King Kwong: Larry Kwong, the China Clipper who broke the NHL colour barrier. Paula Johanson talks about her writing experience, hockey, and getting to the man behind the hockey stick, King Kwong himself.  JC: What got you started writing King Kwong? PJ: What got me started writing this book was reading the newspaper to my late father. His eyesight was failing due to macular degeneration, so we…

Five Rivers to release Dave Duncan’s 50th novel

Dave Duncan Vancouver Island author, Dave Duncan, will see the release of his 50th novel April 1, 2015, through Five Rivers Publishing. ISBN 9781927400791 6 x 9 trade paperback, 200 pages, $17.99eISBN 9781927400807 $4.99 The novel, The Eye of Strife, reveals Dave Duncan at his best: Sword fights and romance, miracles and mystery, treachery and sly humour. A god summons a curious assortment of witnesses to his temple to testify on what they know about…