Friday, 18 April 2014

Shakespeare for Slackers: Romeo and Juliet available for pre-order

The zany, irreverent and completely relevant interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most beloved, tragic love-stories is now available for pre-order: Shakespeare for Slackers: Romeo and Juliet. 

available in print and eBook
from Five Rivers Publishing
and booksellers worldwide

The book releases May 1, 2014, and is available in both print and eBook versions.

7 x 10 Trade paperback, 150 pages
ISBN 9781927400555

eBook, EPUB
ISBN 9781927400562


Monday, 14 April 2014

Re-scheduled signing for D.G. Laderoute

D.G. Laderoute's recently scheduled book signing at Chapters, Thunder Bay had to be quickly cancelled due to the arrival of his first grandchild. Congratulations to all the family!

To quote Laderoute's recent post on Facebook:
The third time's the charm, as they say. So, my book signing event at Chapters in Thunder Bay for my novel Out of Time will now be on Saturday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is the third date I've set for this, and this one is gonna go ahead!

Friday, 11 April 2014

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, and watch for Five Rivers authors, editors and artists on various panels. We will be posting information on panels with Five River authors when the times have been confirmed, closer to the conference dates.
Authors from Western Canada who may be interested in submitting to Five Rivers may wish to note that Five Rivers Senior Editor, Robert Runté, will be at WWC and will hold a pitch session wherein authors may take five minutes to pitch their books directly to Five Rivers. Successful pitches will be invited to submit a manuscript to Five Rivers; unsuccessful pitches will receive constructive feedback on how to pitch their work to another press. In this context, it is worth noting that one of the six books being launched this year at WWC was originally pitched to Robert at the very first WWC.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Two recent 4-star reviews for Old Growth

available in print and ebook
from Five Rivers Publishing
and online booksellers worldwide

Old Growth, the second novel in the Sid Rafferty Thriller series, by Matt Hughes, recently received the following two, four-star reviews on LibaryThing.

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Sid Rafferty, a writer for hire, lives with his girlfriend in a small town in Vancouver. The many threads of this novel include, but are not limited to, the preservation/cutting of old growth forests, historical events that might or might not become a movie, relationship issues that need to be dealt with, deaths that might be murder, illegal activities, politics, past relationships that impact the present and personal issues that may or may not be dealt with. Mr. Hughes has managed to tie everything up in a tidy story that is interesting left me wondering what will happen in the next book about Sid Rafferty.  )
  vote   flagCathyGeha | Apr 1, 2014 | 
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This book takes place on Vancouver Island, BC. As a BC girl I always enjoy a great story that occurs in places I am familiar with. This book was no exception. It combines a compelling mystery with a bit of romance and weaves in a lot of environmental issues that are relevant to the area. I enjoyed the story and the characters and look forward to the next in the series.

I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.  )
  vote   flagbooksgaloreca | Mar 29, 2014 | 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Prix Aurora Award nominations

It's that time of year again, and nominations for the Prix Aurora Award are once again open.

This year Five Rivers has several books eligible for nomination. We hope you will register with CSFFA and consider nominating Five Rivers' eligible titles.

Online nominations must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM EST on April 12, 2014.

Voting will begin on May 3, 2014. Online votes must be submitted by 11:59:59 EDT on September 6, 2014.

The Aurora awards will be present during V-Con on the weekend of Oct 3-5, 2014.

Both nominations and votes may either be submitted via the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association's online system or by mailing them the paper form. If you have questions please contact them at (change the to @ before you email).

To nominate a work, you must be a member of the CSFFA, which costs $10.00 and can be paid through PayPal. 

Five Rivers' eligible titles are:

Novels over 40,000 words

by Michael R. Fletcher
The Tattooed Witch
by Susan MacGregor

Indigo Time
by Sally McBride

YA Novels

Out of Time
by D.G. Laderoute

by Alicia Hendley


The Runner and the Wizard
by Dave Duncan


Jeff Minkevics
covers for Five Rivers Publishing

Friday, 21 March 2014

D.G. Laderoute to make two appearances

D.G. Laderoute

D.G. Laderoute will appear at Chapters, 797 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario, on Saturday, April 5, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his debut novel, Out of Time. 

Later in the month, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., Laderoute will do a reading for the Friends of Thunder Bay Public Library, as the keynote speaker at their AGM. Event is to be held at the Mary J.L. Black Public Library, 901 Edward St. S., Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Out of Time is available in both print and eBook directly from Five Rivers, or through online booksellers worldwide, as well as select bookstores.