• New Year, New Representation

    Happy New Year!

    Great Plains Publications is ringing in 2015 by moving to new sales representation and book distribution.  We are thrilled that Rorie Bruce will still be representing our titles locally, but he is now part of the Publishers Group Canada team which will be handling our representation from coast to coast.  Distribution will be through Raincoast.

    Great Plains Publications is committed to bringing readers the best Canadian fiction and non-fiction.  By shifting our sales representation and book distribution, our goal is to have our titles on more bookstore shelves across Canada.  If you have any questions about this move, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to announcing launch dates for our spring titles in the coming weeks!

  • Happy Holidays!

    GPP 2014 201Happy Holidays from the dogs here at Great Plains Publications! Scout and Trish have had a fabulous year publishing such great titles and marketing them from coast to coast!  Joining Scout and Trish in sending good cheer to you and yours is Gregg Shilliday, Ingeborg Boyens, Catharina de Bakker and Mel Marginet.

    Congratulations to Natasha Deen, who received an extra special gift for the holidays: a wonderful review of her novel, Guardian.

    “Any novel which has what appears to be a dead body in the trunk of the protagonist’s car on the very first page is bound to be a page-turner … this mix of mystery and fantasy in Guardian is unusual, perhaps, but effective.

    Highly recommended.” – CM Magazine

    Thank you for making 2014 such a success here at Great Plains Publications. We look forward to bringing more great titles to you in the new year!

  • National Reviews

    All of our fall 2hello sweetheart cover014 books have launched and it’s great to see our authors receiving positive reviews across the country.  Elaine McCluskey’s Hello, Sweetheart was reviewed by Steven W. Beattie in the National Post this week and he says,

    “The stories in Hello, Sweetheart are barbed and frequently sardonic – one of the best of them, “Two Truths and a Lie,” contains a twist in the tail that owes more to Roald Dahl than the kind of story Barthelme was referencing.But McCluskey also threads a vein of compassion through the collection; these are not satires, and no matter how desperate the characters are, they are always presented with a tone of empathetic understanding. “People can be wretched, you know,” McCluskey writes in “XOXO,” and though the stories in Hello, Sweetheart go some way to bearing out this thesis, they also remind their reader of the humanity that lies just beneath the wretchedness.”

    guardian_coverMeanwhile our latest teen fiction release, Guardian, has a glowing review in the December 2014 edition of Quill & Quire.  Charis Cotter says that this first installment of Deen’s latest series is “a great hybrid of horror and mystery (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Veronica Mars), with oodles of potential for humour and terror – and Deen gets the most out of both.”   Ms. Cotter goes on to note “underneath all the fun, Deen has something important to say about bullying, and how understanding and compassion can lead to forgiveness.”

    Congratulations to all of our authors on their success. We hope you consider all of the titles on our list this holiday season!