Interview with Prix Aurora nominees, Susan Forest and D.G. Laderoute

Susan Forest and D.G. Laderoute talk about what it means to be short-listed for the Prix Aurora. Short-listed for Best Fiction The Gift, by Susan Forestshort-listed for Best Short Story short-listed for Best YA Fiction To download the voters’ package, and to vote, visit: 

Five Rivers represents in the 2014 Prix Aurora nominees

The 2014 Prix Aurora Award Ballot nominee list was released yesterday, and Five Rivers is pleased to have two of our publications short-listed, as well as two of our team nominated for work in other categories. Susan MacGregor’s The Tattooed Witch has been short-listed in the Best English Novel category. D.G. Laderoute’s Out of Time has been short-listed in the Best English Young Adult Novel category. Susan Forest’s The Gift has been short-listed in the…

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,…

Gifts for short story lovers

For the lover of horror, two great collections by J.W. Schnarr For the lover of classic Canadian SF and a deeper look at an author’s inspiration two inspiring reads by H.A. Hargreaves And for the devotee of speculative short fiction Susan Forest’s collection paired with Derryl Murphy’s or Lorina Stephens’ provocative, great reads all Or for just plain whacky, weird and just a little bit evil

A Taste of Local Authors, at Owl’s Nest Books

Thursday, December 12, 7-9:00 PM, Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary presents A Taste of Local Authors. Check out 12 new releases from 12 local authors. Novels. Novellas. Short Story Collections. Poetry. Genres from Mainstream to Science Fiction to Fantasy to Romance to Paranormal Romance. Even better, the authors will be on hand to give short readings from their work, answer questions, and sign books. Ambiance is provided by Hazel Grey Music. If you’ve never heard…