GPP Podcast

December 15, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, Christian Cassidy of West End Dumpling fame had three Great Plains authors on to discuss their local history books. Do you have a history buff in your life? The gift of a quality book under the tree is sure to please!

Visit the West End Dumplings podcast site for listen to this exciting episode!

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!

Teen Fiction Authors in the news

August 22, 2013

Our Great Plains Teen Fiction authors are keeping busy!

Colleen NelsonColleen Nelson was interviewed by Shaw TV here in Winnipeg about her new novel, The Fall. The clip will be airing on the station shortly, but you can get a sneak-peek here!

The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley continues to garner great reviews.  The latest praise comes from Canadian Children’s Book News: “With his well-placed sarcasm and keen observations, Kyle is an authentic teen character that we immediately identify with.”  

Gail Sidonie Sobat’s Chance to Dance for You was part of Heather Milne’s review essay Isolation, Exploration, Affirmation: Dominant Patterns in Four Books for Gay Teens in the latest edition of Jeunesse.  She statesChance to Dance for You is a timely book in its focus on social media and technology as sites of bullying for gay teens, a topic that has been in the news of late due to a proliferation of highly publicized teen suicides and the popularity of the “It Gets Better” campaign, which attempts to offer a sense of hope to depressed and isolated teenagers.”

Visit a bookstore near you to pick up copies of these titles today!

Anita Daher on CBC

July 31, 2013

AnitaGreat Plains Teen Fiction editor Anita Daher joined Ismaila Alfa on CBC Radio in July to talk about teen readers and finding books to keep boys engaged.

Listen to the Anita Daher interview now!

Richard Van Camp on The Next Chapter

June 11, 2013

Richard Van Camp was interviewed by Shelagh Roger’s on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter.

Listen to the interview now to hear about Richard’s writing process and how his Dogrib (Tlicho) background and his love for the north influence his writing. Also hear how he describes Enfield & Wizenty editor Maurice Mierau as a “warrior poet!”

The Lesser Blessed, based on Richard’s novel, is now playing at The Globe theatre in Winnipeg. Read the glowing review from the Winnipeg Free Press here!

The Wild Side

July 04, 2012

CBC Radio has launched a new show The Wild Side with Grant Lawrence.  Author Cameron Dueck is one of the shows first exciting guests.  You can hear the wild adventure stories here or pick up The New Northwest Passage and read Cameron’s full story of adventure on the front lines of climate change!