We are a month from the winter solstice, and around it comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we've brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts. Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the… Continue reading Renaissance Holiday Blog roll!
Derek Newman-Stille is a PhD ABD at Trent University and teaches in Trent’s Department of English Literature. Derek researches representations of disability in Canadian speculative fiction. Derek is a 7 time Prix Aurora Award winner for his digital humanities project Speculating Canada ( speculatingcanada.ca ) and the Speculating Canada radio show on Trent Radio. Derek also… Continue reading Derek Newman-Stille
Una Verdandi Una Verdandi's brain is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. It's too easy to get lost in all those long, dark corridors and shadowy crevices; better to have a picnic on the lawn, take a few photos, and move on before dusk. The ghosts and demons that… Continue reading Una Verdandi
‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had dozens of short stories published, including This is How You Die (the second Machine of Death… Continue reading ‘Nathan Burgoine
Éric graduated in 2006 with a BA in Communications and no idea what to do with his life. He decided to narrow his job search to anywhere that would hire him. He luckily found a great position in the federal government as a desktop publisher, which is a cross between a layout artist and a… Continue reading Éric Desmarais
Nate is one of the founders of Renaissance. He has studied creative writing, art and design, graphic novels, and graphic design. He is the main designer for Renaissance's books and games, Renaissance's main project manager, and Renaissance's accountant and event manager. Nate is also known as the author Caroline Fréchette, and has written 6 books… Continue reading Nathan Caro Fréchette
John was born and raised in Montreal before moving to Calgary where he lived for twelve wonderful years. Now home is the nation’s capital but he still misses seeing those Rockies in distance. John has been writing for most of his life but only became serious about being published in the last six years or… Continue reading John Haas
Kaitlin Caul has three great loves in life; writing, drawing, and dragons. She is also a gigantic geek and grew up on a healthy diet of Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dragonlance. As such, she has developed a fascination with awesome stories, quippy characters, and things that go bump in the night.… Continue reading Author Kaitlin Caul
Our very generous author Evan May will once again this year be donating the royalties from sales of his book, from now until March 3rd 2017, to the Canadian Council for Refugees. Please consider purchasing one of his books today!
Sue Taylor-Davidson lives in Ottawa. Her life has been full and happy, with a wonderful husband and 3 great step-children, a large extended family, commitment to Aboriginal issues, research jobs, library work, babies, animals (specifically cats), editing, NGOs dedicated to education and library development, lots of gardening, knitting, Shakespeare research, reading, art and writing. She… Continue reading Sue Taylor-Davidson