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
There are so many great events where you'll be able to meet our authors, buy books, listen to readings, and more. Here's a list of upcoming amazing things, but please visit our Events page for details! Word on the Street: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto | Sunday September 22 10am – 5pm Multi-author book launch: The 3… Continue reading We’re participating in awesome events in Fall 2019!
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
Marjolaine started Renaissance along with Caro and Marie-Claude. She studied literature, art history, translation, and creative writing. She has been writing for over a decade. Marjolaine's projects: Marjolaine is a member of the executive committee and the acquisitions committee. Marjolaine also writes under the pen name Aurelia Osborne.
A graduate from Algonquin College's Professional Writing program, Myryam Ladouceur interned at Renaissance Press, polishing her acquired editing skills on fiction manuscripts, before becoming a full-fledged editor. In her spare time, she writes spooky short stories and tries to learn stop-motion animation. Follow her on Twitter @MyryamLadouceur or on Instagram @myryam_l
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
Born in 1983 and raised in various countries around the globe, S.M. Carrière has always felt drawn to epic tales of heroes and villains. An avid reader herself and despite always writing, she did not think of becoming an author until her final year of university, when she found herself compelled to the craft (when… Continue reading S. M. Carrière
Jamieson has been writing since a young age when he realized he could be writing instead of paying attention in school. Since then, he has created many worlds in which to live his fantasies and live out his dreams. He is a Number One Best Selling Author (he likes to tell people that a lot)… Continue reading Jamieson Wolf
Can-Con, or the Conference for Canadian Content in Speculative Art and Fiction, is one of our favourite events of the year. This year, our authors are going to be very present, on tons of panels, and even doing a special reading event!! We will be taking pitches (our preferred way of meeting new authors) on… Continue reading Come and see our authors at Can-Con!