We miss you, Shakespeare!

Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of the Great Bard, William Shakespeare. Arguably the greatest writer to have ever lived, his work is as relevant and timeless today as it was in Elizabethan England. He wrote of love and betrayal, humour and tragedy, the caprice of social mores and political figures. To give homage to that remarkable voice, Five Rivers is pleased to gift our readers with free eBooks for an entire week…

Lorina Stephens to speak at CRUW Saugeen

The Canadian Federation of University Women for the Saugeen region are hosting a workshop, For the Writer in You. The two-hour workshop is divided into three topics: Getting Started, by author Cindy Matthews Essential Editing, by editor Caroline Wilker Getting Published, by publisher Lorina Stephens CFUW Saugeen was founded in 1985, and is comprised of women from Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Mildmay, Neustadt, Durham and area. Through membership dues and local initiatives, they support the advocacy work of…

An Interview with D.G. Valdron

Lorina Stephens sat down virtually with D.G. Valdron recently to discuss his forthcoming novel, The Mermaid’s Tale. We think you’ll find the discussion as fascinating as the novel, set to release August 1, 2016. Q: Tell me about the inspiration for The Mermaid’s Tale. What was it that informed this complex and brutal story? DGV: It started a throwaway bit of writing—the first scene at the Mermaid’s dock, where the Arukh, fearsome, scarred, battered, terrifying but secretly…

Aurora Award StoryBundle

An Amazing Collection How would you like to own, at an incredible bargain, ten books that readers like yourself have already voted to be the best examples of speculative fiction published in Canada? Well, here’s your chance. The Aurora Award Bundle contains winners and finalists for Canada’s premier speculative fiction award, the Aurora Award. Our curator, Douglas Smith, has won the Aurora three times and been on the final ballot another sixteen. One of his…

New Website, New Look!

Welcome to Five Rivers Publishing’s new website! We’ve worked very hard to make our new website more functional, visually pleasing, and extremely mobile friendly. You’ll find all our books here, but now each book has its own page, as does each author. That will make it easier for you to share your favourite books and authors with your friends and colleagues. And we’ve simplified our shopping cart to make it easier for you to purchase…