In 1980 Lorina Stephens picked up the pen professionally and never looked back. She has worked as editor, freelance journalist for national and regional print media, is author of six books both fiction and non-fiction, been a festival organizer, publicist, lectures on many topics from historical textiles and domestic technologies, to publishing and writing, teaches, and continues to work as a writer, artist, and publisher.
She has had several short fiction pieces published in Canada’s acclaimed On Spec magazine and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s fantasy anthology Sword & Sorceress X. Her book credits include:
• From Mountains of Ice, Five Rivers Chapmanry 2009
• And the Angels Sang, Five Rivers Chapmanry 2008
• Shadow Song, Five Rivers Chapmanry 2008
• Recipes of a Dumb Housewife, Lulu Publishing 2007
• Credit River Valley, Boston Mills Press 1994
• Touring the Giant’s Rib: A Guide to the Niagara Escarpment; Boston Mills Press 1993
Lorina is presently working on a new novel entitled, The Rose Guardian.
She lives with her husband of three plus decades, and two cats, in a historic stone house in Neustadt, Ontario.
In 2008 Lorina established her own indie publishing house in direct response to the changing face of publishing. She brings with her 20 years of experience as a freelance writer, author and editor, and a commitment to publishing new Canadian voices which might otherwise remain silent.
Employing print on demand technologies as part of responsible management of environmental and financial resources, Five Rivers Publishing also offers not only a sound and sensible publishing model, but has developed distribution channels that takes their books into the global market-place.
Five Rivers is also pleased to welcome Robert Runte, who joins the team in an editorial capacity, Chazz Chute, editor-at-large, and Kelly Stephens, as marketing and public relations director.