Interview with Aaron Kite, author of A Touch of Poison

ISBN 9781927400593 $19.99eISBN 9781927400609 $4.99Releases August 1, 2014 August 1, 2014 Five Rivers releases a captivating YA novel from Calgary author, Aaron Kite, A Touch of Poison, winner of the 2012 Watty for Most Popular Fantasy. The story revolves around Gwenwyn, who is the most miserable princess ever, and for good reason. Merely brushing up against her or touching her exposed skin is enough to cause painful burns, or worse. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s…

Shakespeare for Slackers: Romeo and Juliet available for pre-order

The zany, irreverent and completely relevant interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved, tragic love-stories is now available for pre-order: Shakespeare for Slackers: Romeo and Juliet.  available in print and eBookfrom Five Rivers Publishingand booksellers worldwide The book releases May 1, 2014, and is available in both print and eBook versions. 7 x 10 Trade paperback, 150 pagesISBN 9781927400555$21.99 eBook, EPUBISBN 9781927400562$4.99 Format Print $21.99 CADeBook $4.99 CAD

When Words Collide Festival, Aug 8-10, 2014

The When Words Collide Festival, August 8-10, 2014, is an excellent Western Canadian writers conference. Five Rivers has always had a presence at WWC and this year will be launching all six of its Spring Releases at the conference. Three other Five Rivers authors and two staff have already confirmed they will be at WWC. If you are going to WWC this year, make sure you attend the Five Rivers Book Social at 2 PM,…

First book of Shakespeare for Slackers series releasing May 1, 2014

In 2012 Five Rivers received a pitch for a series of books called Shakespeare for Slackers. At once outrageously irreverent and funny, there was also a very pragmatic interpretation of some of The Bard’s famed plays, employing modern dialogue and humour. The result is a series of side-by-side publications which will be of interest to educators, students, theatres and lovers of these timeless plays. The first of the Shakespeare for Slackers series is Romeo and…