• Q&Q and Best Books!

    guardian_coverOur spring titles have launched! As expected, A Daytrippers’ Guide To Manitoba and On The Air are on top of the Bestsellers lists at McNally Robinson again. Bartley and Garry will be signing books across the city in the lead up to Father’s Day. We’ll be posting the schedule on our Facebook page shortly. Check it out to get a signed copy for dad!

    Adam Lindsay Honsigner’s Gracelessland received a glowing review from Quill & Quire. Add “a novel that feels fresh, rich, and heavy with the thrum of life” to your summer reading list!

    We are also thrilled to announce that Natasha Deen’s Guardian has been selected as a Best Book. Natasha is working on the follow-up title to this “great hybrid of horror and mystery (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Veronica Mars), with oodles of potential for humour and terror.”  (Quill & Quire). We can’t wait to find out what happens to Maggie and Serge!

     

  • Spring Books are off!

    GP_Gracelessland_cover_NEWThe sun is shining, the plants are blooming, and our authors are launching! Yes, spring is officially here.

    Jodi Carmichael kicked off the release of Forever Julia with a standing-room-only launch event in McNally Robinson’s Atrium. Since then, she’s received an excellent review from The Winnipeg Free Press (“This is a young writer to watch”), and is garnering glowing feedback on her current blog tour (follow her adventures on her website).

    Richard Cumyn also had a successful launch in Kingston for his collection of novellas, Famous Last Meals. Kathleen Winter calls this collection “a cross between Maurice Dekobra and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”

    This week will see the launch of Gracelessland, our first Enfield & Wizenty novel since Méira Cook’s stunning The House On Sugarbush Road.  Adam Lindsay Honsinger’s coming of age, anti-hero mental hospital adventure had us glued to the page and we can’t wait to see what the rest of Canada thinks about this outstanding young writer!

    Additional May launches include A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba, a completely revised edition from Bartley Kives, and On The Air: The Golden Age of Manitoba Radio by Garry Moir.  Both authors are booking media interviews and author signings already!

  • Ready, Set, Launch!

    March is coming to an end and that means we are headed into launch season here at Great Plains! We are proud of the eclectic mix of titles on our spring list. Mark the dates below in your calendar to meet the authors behind the titles and pick up a signed copy for your collection!

    April 16th – Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)

    Apirl 28th – Famous Last Meals by Richard Cumyn (Novel Idea Bookstore, Kingston, 7pm)

    May 7th – Gracelessland by Adam Lindsay Honsinger (Ben McNally Bookstore, Toronto, 6pm)

    May 9th – A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba by Bartley Kives (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)

    May 12th – On The Air by Gary Moir (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)

    Do you have questions about any of the launches above? Simply email our Marketing Director, Mel Marginet, at marketing@greatplains.mb.ca.