Having recently finished with school forever (for real, this time), Joel is proud to finally be using his powers for good. Works under his own name have appeared in the student journals and newspapers at Carleton University and Algonquin College. He also writes the Realmgard series of family-friendly Fantasy adventures under the name J.B. Norman.
Bruce Gordon is the author of Dissatisfied Me: A Love Story (2021, Renaissance), a humorous mock memoir with pop-culture nostalgia woven throughout memory lane. Bruce’s love for writing was sparked by the challenge of NaNoWriMo in 2017, where he completed his first draft of his novel. Since then, he’s participated in NaNoWriMo each year with the goal of… Continue reading Bruce Gordon
Canadian author Heather Chambers dedicates her time to raising awareness through her writing. She’s made her first step with her debut apocalyptic novel, Earth Sucks, published at 19, which underlines how one only has to look outside to see horror resides not only in fiction.Now, armed with search histories that’d pique the FBIs attention if ever… Continue reading Heather Chambers
Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and philosophy Ph.D student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Their works have appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Augur Magazine, and have been nominated for Aurora and Rhysling awards. A Refuge of Tales is their first poetry collection, and it was funded through… Continue reading Lynne Sargent
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
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.
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!
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