Amy Bright Book Launch: Before We Go

Five Rivers editor, Amy Bright, is launching her first novel, Before We Go (from noted children’s books publisher, Red Deer Press) Thursday May 24 at the Public Library in her home town of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Aside from her editing work for Five Rivers, Amy Bright is an essayist, short story writer, and popular blogger. She was born in Alberta, lived in California and Florida, went to university in New Brunswick and British Columbia, and moved to Boston. Before We Go is her debut novel. Her academic work on children’s literature, young adult literature, and fantasy can be found in Studies in Canadian Literature and the Journal of Children’s Literature. Amy’s short story “Look At It This Way” has been shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award as part of the Alberta Literary Awards.She will be starting her PhD in English at the University of Alberta in September. Her website can be found at and her book review blog at

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