Yellow Dog Launches!

October 03, 2017

We are proud to announce the launch of Yellow Dog, our latest imprint named in honour of our favourite #dogAtWork, Scout. You can read all about the imprint in our latest e-news. Interested in submitting? Be sure to review our guidelines.

While we’re jazzed about the Spring list – announcement coming soon! – we are also busy bees working away on our Fall titles. Be sure to catch these upcoming launches at McNally Robinson Booksellers:

October 26 – Anne Mahon’s Redemption illuminates the harsh realities of gang life.

November 15 – Stuck In The Middle 2 kicks off. Bartley Kives and Bryan Scott’s Stuck In The Middle was a smash hit in 2013.

November 22 – Who is the greatest Manitoba hockey player of all time? Get down to the launch of Golden Boys by Ty Dilello to find out!

 

HIGH PLAINS

June 22, 2016

Congratulations to Tyler Enfield on his High Plains Book Awards nomination for Madder Carmine! We have just signed Tyler’s newest adventure novel for middle-grade readers and can’t wait to announce details.

Bravo as well to Natasha Deen, who just received a glowing review for Gatekeeper from CanLit For Little Canadians. We agree that she is the Princess of Paranormal!

Gatekeeper Trailer is out!

March 28, 2016

Gatekeeper CoverThis trailer for Gatekeeper has given all of us chills here at Great Plains!

Fall Launches Set!

August 18, 2015

24430-From_the_Barren_Lands_Cover_v2.inddThe morning air is crisper in Winnipeg this week, and thus our first reminder about the coming fall is upon us. It’s always sad to see summer come to an end, but we are excited to launch our fall titles in October!  Mark your calendars.

October 8 – Madder Carmine by Tyler Enfield launches at Audreys Books in Edmonton.

October 20 – Stan Milosevic’s Wish You Were Here launches at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg.

October 24 – Night Moves, Richard Van Camp’s newest collection of short stories, celebrates a Winnipeg launch at McNally.

November 5 – Leonard G. Flett’s much anticipated memoir From The Barren Lands kicks off in Winnipeg at McNally.

We have decided to shift the launch of Carolyn Gray’s Dean Gunnarson: The Making Of An Escape Artist to be our feature non-fiction title of the Spring 2016 list.

Spring Books are off!

May 04, 2015

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 24, 2015

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.

Spring List

January 26, 2015

GP_Gracelessland_cover_NEWIt may still be January, but we are in the midst of designing, printing and promoting our spring titles. We have a novel from an exciting new author set to launch in Toronto in early May. Our last novel under Enfield & Wizenty, The House On Sugarbush Road, won the Book of the Year Award among numerous honours, and we have been combing our submissions for the next novel to release under our E&W imprint.  Adam Lindsay Honsinger’s Gracelessland arrived with a quirky narrator and a glowing blurb from Annabel Lyon, and we are thrilled to hit the print button on a book that has everyone here at Great Plains Publications buzzing.

Visit the New Titles section of our website to find out more about all of our titles set to hit bookshelves this spring.  It’s never too early to plan that summer reading list!

Black Bottle Man On Stage

July 28, 2014

9781894283991Craig Russell’s celebrated novel, Black Bottle Man, has been adapted for the stage.

You can catch the production at 2 or 8 PM on August 30th at the Bernie Theatre in Winnipeg (123 Doncaster Street). Tickets are $15 and available now at McNally Robinson Booksellers on Grant Avenue.

Black Bottle Man was released in 2010 and went on to both win and be shortlisted for numerous awards. Catch this review of the novel from the CBC!  An MTS Documentary is also in the works. Congratulations Craig on the continuing success of this beloved novel for teens!

Strong reviews and nominations for Great Plains Authors

May 06, 2014

Spring has finally sprung in Manitoba, and our latest releases have been garnering strong reviews.

Pickle Me This says Lee Kvern’s 7 Ways To Sunday is “wild instead of farmed, 20-some years of stories gathered together for the first time instead of a carefully curated collection … I loved this book, hooked by the first story.”  7 Ways to Sunday was the #1 fiction bestseller in Calgary last week, and Lee is on the road promoting the book. Check out one of her events near you!

lockdown_cover largeFirst-time author Maggie Bolitho has launched Lockdown, and a glowing review of the book is already in!  “I would give this story a two-thumbs-up and highly recommend it for teens as well as adults … There’s just the right mix of suspense and action that keeps the reader barreling along at break-neck speed” says Susan Rocan on her blog, MyWithershins.

The Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced, and Morven and the Horse Clan by Luanne Armstrong has made the shortlist.  We are entering the second printing of this novel released in the fall of 2013.  Get your copy today!

Finally, our spring releases continue! John Toone’s Fishin’ For Dumbasses: Tips for folks who want to catch their own food (and have fun doing it!) launches  Wednesday, May 14th at McNally Robinson in the restaurant at 8 pm. We’re told fish will be on the menu, so get down to Prairie Ink Cafe early to enjoy a delicious pre-launch meal!

Spring List Coming Soon

January 27, 2014

Jamies_Got_A_Gun_coverWe are ThisClose to hitting print on our Spring 2014 catalogue and are thrilled by the strong line up.

Spring 2014 will see Great Plans Teen Fiction launch its first Graphic Novel! Stay tuned for more details on Jamie’s Got A Gun and all of our upcoming titles …

A launch and a great review!

May 06, 2013

More exciting news here at Great Plains Publications!

Our spring YA titles continue to shine, with a fantastic review of The Fall just in from CM Magazine:

“The theme of how grief is handled by men and boys permeates this novel and makes it a must-read for teachers and older teens, both boys and girls. The physical and emotional absence of men in the novel’s demographic will raise many passionate discussions, but it is the boys’ pain and grief that will engage students who will have strong opinions on the issues raised in this timely Canadian novel.”
— Highly recommended, CM Magazine

 

May 7, Anne Mahon’s The Lucky Ones: African Refugees’ Stories of Extraordinary Courage launches at McNally Robinson at 7 pm.  Storytellers from the novel will be present and some will read.  We are excited to hear that Lloyd Axworthy will also take part, reading a story submitted by “Anonymous.”  Excerpts of the novel have been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press and on CBC.  We hope to see you there!

upclose and personal

July 31, 2012

We’re thrilled to announce that Thin Air, Winnipeg’s International Writers’ Festival will be hosting two Enfield & Wizenty authors this September.

Don’t miss Meira Cook and Richard Van Camp on the main stage!