The Boy on the Bicycle book launch

Five Rivers Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Nate Hendley’s new book, The Boy on the Bicycle, about a largely forgotten case of wrongful conviction that took place in Toronto. The case involved a 14 year-old boy, falsely accused of murdering a child on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in 1956. The launch takes place August 14, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library starting at 7 pm. The event is free…

Allow me to introduce: Derryl Murphy

In 2012 Robert Runté introduced me to Derryl Murphy, Manitoba native, cli-fi and SF writer. Derryl had a remarkable collection of short fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound, for which the rights had reverted to him. After reading the collection, I was deeply impressed with his vision and gritty presentation of what life might be like were we to abandon all attempts to live in harmony with this planet. For me, it was imperative Wasps at the…

Prix Aurora Award nominations now open

The Prix Aurora Awards are now open for nomination. Five Rivers Publishing has several eligible works you should consider: In the Novel Category A Poisoned Prayer, by Michael Skeet. This is a swashbuckling tale with a strong female protagonist, an interesting twist on magic and Catholicism, set in a pseudo-17th century France around the time of The Three Musketeers.  A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney. Weird, wonderful, a Dirk Gentlyesque tale gone complete awry and absurd….

Allow me to introduce: J.W. Schnarr

J.W. Schnarr—a remarkable person, and a remarkable writer of horror who makes his living as an award-winning journalist and photographer for the Lethbridge Herald. Again through an introduction by Robert Runté, I met J.W. Schnarr in 2012 when Bill pitched the idea of his collection of stories, Things Falling Apart.  Beyond the comfort zone I have to admit to being shocked when I read Bill’s collection of shorts. He went beyond my personal aesthetic of justifiable…

A Poisoned Prayer now in audiobook

Michael Skeet’s thrilling historical fantasy, A Poisoned Prayer, is now available in audiobook through iTunes, Amazon and Audible. Great historical fantasy It’s a swashbuckling tale set in 1680s Paris. Dashing swordsmen compete for the favours of licentious women, and magic—God’s Blessing—is strong enough that prayers really are answered. Into the City of Light comes Lise de Trouvaille, a young noblewoman of modest means and no apparent Blessing, searching for an advantageous marriage. But the first eligible man…