Lorina Stephens 2021
Lorina Stephens

I’ve worked all sides of the publishing desk: writer, editor, publisher. From freelance journalist for regional and national periodicals, to editor of a regional lifestyle magazine and then my own publishing house, I’ve been at this professionally since 1980 and have witnessed publishing evolve into the dynamic form of self-expression which exists today. For 12 years I operated Five Rivers Publishing as a house which gave voice to Canadian authors. Due to life circumstances, I had to change direction, and so now the house exists as a bit of a vanity press for me.

My short fiction has appeared in literary and genre publications, novels under my own house, Five Rivers Publishing, non-fiction under Boston Mills Press and an anthology co-edited with Susan MacGregor, Tesseracts 22: Alchemy and Artifacts.

Mostly I’m an introvert. You won’t find me at conventions. On social media mostly I lurk. If you really want to know what I’m about, read my work. It’s that simple. If you’re curious, email me at: lorina@fiveriverspublishing.com