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!


Coming soon

March 22, 2012

Get a sneak peak at an exciting spring release from Great Plains Publications.

The New Northwest Passage will be launched at McNally Robinson April 10th.

Kinsella’s Back!

October 07, 2011

A great storyteller, W.P. Kinsella, gives us his first book in thirteen years.  Butterfly Winter is now available at a bookstore near you!