Allow me to introduce: Ann Marston

It was in 2012 Five Rivers undertook to bring back to Ann Marston’s fans her acclaimed and much-loves series, The Rune Blades of Celi.  Ann’s understanding of Scottish culture, her refusal to accept standard Celtic fantasy tropes, and highly readable prose, were all attractive qualities that convinced us Ann’s work needed to remain accessible to readers. Now, eight novels later, her work is slowly being brought to a new audience through audiobooks. There are six novels…

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…

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…