Raluca Balasa holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her approach to writing is character oriented, often dealing with love/hate relationships, antiheroes, and antagonists who make you agree with them. Her short work has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways, Aurealis, Psychopomp, and Grimdark Magazine, among others. Currently, Raluca works as a… Continue reading Raluca Balasa
Author: Presses Renaissance Press
Joan's book: The Claws of a Cat - COMING SOON! Joan Donaldson-Yarmey is the author of four mystery novels, three Canadian historical novels, two sci/fi novels, one holiday romance, and seven non-fiction travels books. She has put on writing courses in towns and cities in British Columbia and Alberta and was on mystery panels at… Continue reading Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
Sonia Saikaley was born and raised in Ottawa to a big Lebanese family. The daughter of a shopkeeper, she had access to all the treats she wanted. Her first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. She has two poetry collections Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter and A Samurai’s Pink House. Her… Continue reading Sonia Saikaley
Isabelle is a political science and publishing student with a great love for books. She has always been passionate about stories and writing throughout her life, and is now delving into the world of editing.
Renaissance covers nominated for an Aurora award!
Our cover artist Nathan Frechette has been nominated for best artist for his 2019 covers for the Renaissance books. Check them out below! You can register to vote in the Prix Aurora Awards here!
Bad Kid by Derek Newman-Stille
It's finally here... The last story in this year's holiday blog roll, Bad Kid, a moving story by Derek Newman-Stille about the Yule legend of Gryla. If you enjoy this story, check out the book Derek Newman-Stille edited to commemorate the 200 years of publication of Frankenstein, We Shall Be Monsters! Content Warning for discussions… Continue reading Bad Kid by Derek Newman-Stille
The Hunter and the Holly King by S. M. Carrière
With illustrations by the author! It's Christmas Eve, and we are proud to bring you The Hunter and the Holly King, a beautifully illustrated, gorgeously written story by S. M. Carriere. This was supposed to be the very last story to our advent calendar of stories, but we've had a great last-minute addition. Stay tuned tomorrow for… Continue reading The Hunter and the Holly King by S. M. Carrière
The Death of Santa Claus by Bruce Gordon
Heartfelt and funny! We are already at the second-to-last story in our Holiday blog roll! We are proud to bring you The Death of Santa Claus, a delightfully funny story by Bruce Gordon. We will be bringing you these stories three times a week until the solstice instead of the originally planned twice a week!. Check out our original blog… Continue reading The Death of Santa Claus by Bruce Gordon
Snowed In, Blown Away! by Cait Gordon
All your favorite characters in one story? Today we are absolutely delighted to bring a brand new story in our Holiday blog roll, Snowed In, Blown Away!, a lovely story by Cait Gordon. We will be bringing you these stories three times a week until the solstice instead of the originally planned twice a week!. Check out our original blog… Continue reading Snowed In, Blown Away! by Cait Gordon
Xmas vs mental illness: the early Christmas gift by Dominic Bercier
Today we are proud to bring a brand new story in our Holiday blog roll, Xmas vs mental illness: the early Christmas gift, an emotional and personal story by Dominic Bercier of Mirror Comics. We will be bringing you these stories three times a week until the solstice instead of the originally planned twice a week!. Check out… Continue reading Xmas vs mental illness: the early Christmas gift by Dominic Bercier