Nate Hendley reading at Brentwood Library

Nate Hendley Thursday, November 7, 2013, author Nate Hendley will be reading from his book Stephens Truscott: Decades of Injustice. The event takes place at the Brentwood branch of the Toronto Public Library, 36 Brentwood Road North (near Royal York and Bloor Street West), at 6:30 p.m.More details of the event can be found at the Toronto Library website. Hendley’s book chronicles the Truscott story which began when Truscott was 14, and accused, despite lack…

Why we published: John Lennon, and Steven Truscott by Nate Hendley

I know what a lot of you are thinking: why publish yet another biography about John Lennon? There are easily 20 books already in print about the Beatles legend, some of them not much more than pamphlets, some veritable tomes. Lennon is the tragic pop rock icon who very likely has more words and paper devoted to him than any other rock star, perhaps with the exception of Elvis. So, indeed, why? The answer to…

Why We Published: The Books of 2011

By the time 2011 rolled around we were really beginning to ramp up. Robert Runte had joined us as Senior Editor (also known as Wing-Man), and with him he brought an entirely new perspective and invaluable skills. It was under his editorial guidance we released The Organic Home Garden, by Patrick Lima and John Scanlan. Patrick Lima approached me late in 2010, wondering if I’d be interested in publishing a revised version of his orphaned book….

Why We Published: the Books of 2010

By 2010 Five Rivers was beginning to solicit the interest of a few more authors. Late in 2009 I was approached by Nate Hendley who had a shelf full of orphaned titles, and he wondered if I’d be interested in giving life to any of them. Nate Hendley (right) with his sister, Alicia Hendley (left)at Word on the Street, Toronto, 2010. I have to say right from the outset I was impressed with Nate Hendley….

Successful launch at Q for 88 and Type

Yesterday, despite a deluge, the launch of 88, by Michael R. Fletcher, and Type, by Alicia Hendley was a great success. Hosted at Toronto’s College Street bistro/salon, Q Space, the launch was highlighted by readings, anecdotes, and signings. Special thanks to author Nate Hendley for being such a great Master of Ceremonies, and to Luciano Iacobelli at Q, for helping to make the afternoon so memorable. Michael R. Fletcher reading from his debut novel, 88…