The End of an Era

It is with deep regret I write today to let all of you know I’m shutting down Five Rivers Publishing. Well, mostly. This is not a decision I’ve made easily, or lightly, and has taken weeks of deliberation and deep concern. John Lennon allegedly penned, life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. Which, it seems, is exactly what’s happened. Three weeks ago my elderly inlaws came to live with us, likely for the rest…

Great 4-stars for A Tangled Weave

LibraryThing reviewer gives four stars to Michael Skeet’s second novel in The French Intrigues series, A Tangled Weave. This is a highly enjoyable romp through the lives of French aristocrats, smugglers and the poorest of Paris during the 17th century. The impoverished protagonist, Mlle. Victoire de Berenguer from a noble family, has found a way to smuggle fanciful dyed cotton into the City. She earns an income using her entrée into the highest levels of society and an…

Alison Lohans shortlisted for 2019 Prix Aurora

Alison Lohans’ engaging YASF Timefall has been shortlisted for the 2019 Prix Aurora Award in the Best Young Adult Novel category. Timefall has captured praise from peers and readers alike not only for Alison’s clear, insightful writing, but because of her plucky female protagonist, Katie. Being a single mom at 15 is tough! Biking along the creek, all Katie wants is a few moments peace away from her teething baby, her bratty brother, her nagging mom, and…

Timefall reviewed in Canadian Review of Materials

Timefall by Alison Lohans was reviewed in Issue 22 of Canadian Review of Materials Timefall Author: Alison Lohans Neustadt, ON: Five Rivers Publishing, 2018 394 pp., trade pbk. & epub, $33.99 (pbk.), $4.99 (epub) ISBN: 978-1-988274-46-1 (pbk.) 978-1-988274-47-8 (epub) Grades: Grades 8 and up Ages: Ages 13 and up Review by: Review by Ronald Hore Excerpt: Katie Neville sucked in a sharp breath. It was tempting to do exactly what Tyler did, lie there squalling until…