John Poulsen talks to us about Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre

John Poulsen Earlier this year University of Lethbridge professor, John Poulsen, approached Five Rivers with the concept of publishing a series of books based on Shakespeare’s plays, abridged for readers’ theatre. We loved the idea. The first of that series is now available for pre-order directly from Five Rivers, as well as through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Poulsen took time to talk to us about his vision, and where he plans to go with…

J.W. Schnarr to publish A Quiet Place with Five Rivers

J.W. Schnarr Here at Five Rivers we very much believe in supporting and showcasing the literary art form of the short story. Not easy to write, a short story requires intense focus and sharp development, which, if done well, will leave a reader wanting more. As a literary art form for the 21st century, the short story slides effortlessly into our tech-savvy and busy lifestyles, allowing readers an intense experience in a capsule of time…

YA Prime Minister Series

In 2006 Jack Fruit Press published a series of eleven books aimed at middle-school readers on the Prime Ministers of Canada. In 2010 Jack Fruit Press, like so many small publishing houses, closed its doors. While the books were remaindered and are still available through online booksellers, they are currently considered out of print. Five Rivers has now committed to bringing that series back to life in a series of revised, updated biographies, some written…

Jeff Minkevics talks about the cover for A Method to the Madness

A Method to the Madnessedited byJeffrey Hite & Michell Plested Jeff Minkevics, Five Rivers’ Art Director, has now completed the front cover for the forthcoming anthology, A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil, edited by Jeffrey Hite and Michell Plested.  Jeff discusses his creative vision for the cover, and unveils it to the public. “When it came to the cover for A Method to the Madness, I wanted to put together…

Nate Hendley talks about Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice

Nate Hendley November 1, 2012, Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice, by Nate Hendley, was released in both print and eBook formats. We interviewed Hendley about his new book. Here’s what he had to say. Q: The Truscott case has to be one of the most tragic miscarriages of justice in Canada‚Äôs history, and yet one with the most startling triumph. Can you, please, briefly, give us an overview of the Steven Truscott case? NH: Sure….