An interview with Connie Penner, author of A Town Called Forget

Connie Penner, author of the debut novel, A Town Called Forget,¬†took some time to talk to us about the novel and her process. Q: Whatever inspired you to come up with the title A Town Called Forget? CP: There is a little French town, not far from where I was born, the spelling is the same but the French pronunciation is different. I thought it was a delightful name for a story. Although the landscape…

Paula Johanson talks about Tower in the Crooked Wood

Five Rivers Publishing is happy to announce the release of Paula Johanson’s Tower in the Crooked Wood June 1, 2015. We asked Paula to share with us the journey in creating the world of her story. ISBN 9781927400913 $12.99eISBN 9781927400920 $4.99 JC: What inspired Tower in the Crooked Wood? PJ: I’ve been reading fantasy novels since finding a copy of The Lord of The Rings in my school library at age 9. That’s a lot of…

Interview with Colin Scheyen, author of Beyond Media Literacy

Colin Scheyen Late 2014 Robert Runt√©, Five Rivers’ Senior Editor, finalized a contract with Colin Scheyen, one of his former grad students, for a book which had its genesis as Scheyen’s Masters project at Athabasca University.  ISBN 9781927400876, 6 x 9 Trade Paperback, $12.99eISBN 9781927400883 $4.99 Beyond Media Literacy: New Paradigms in Media Education, is a fabulous little teaching guide for educators from middle school to university, even adult education. It’s a refreshing, accessible, completely…

The PM Series Interviews: Paula Johanson

We asked the same five questions of the authors of the Prime Minister of Canada series. 5R: There are those who persist in saying Canadian history is boring. Having undertaken to write part of that history, how would you respond to that assertion? PJ: Good grief, Canadian history boring? Whenever I get a chance to learn some history from anything but a school textbook, our history is anything but boring. I’ve always enjoyed travelling on roads that follow the…