Prose in the Park

Have a great summer and don’t forget to visit our table at Queer Between the Covers in August! In the meantime, why not catch up on some reading?

We have books you can add to your summer reading collection! We also have games, which are great to play with friends and family any time of year! And if you want to catch our next event, we’ll be in Montreal on August 19 for Queer Between the Covers. Hope to see you there. (And thanks to everyone who visited us at Prose in the Park and at the Creative Ottawa Nerds summer craft fair!)

Browse our online shop for the latest releases, featured below, and more!

Featured books and games



We’ll have a table and authors at these upcoming events. Mark your calendars!

September 24, 2017: Word on the Street (Toronto)

October 13-15, 2017: Can-Con (Ottawa)

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Éric Desmarais

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... Read more

Caro Fréchette

Caro is one of the founders of Renaissance. They have studied creative writing, art and design, graphic novels, and graphic design. They are the main designer for Renaissance’s books and games, Renaissance’s main project manager, and Renaissance’s accountant and event manager. Caro is also known as the author Caroline Fréchette, and has written 6 books... Read more

L. P. Vallée

Louis-Philippe Vallée is an editor, a writer, and a lost soul forever searching for cool genre fiction. He can found wandering the street and back alleys of Montreal, wearing a hoodie and headphones, nodding his head. His life and bio are a work in progress. Louis-Phillipe’s projects: Editor for: Blood Relations Brothers in Arms Kindred... Read more

Cait Gordon

Cait Gordon is Madam President of Dynamic Canvas Inc., an Ottawa-based consulting business that provides information and web development services. She specializes in WordPress websites with integrated online shops, and is a professional editor. Dynamic Canvas is now looking to the author and publishing community, seeking opportunities to create websites that are pleasing to the... Read more

Marjolaine Lafrenière

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. Game designer and editor for A Match Made in Austen. Editor for: Blood Relations Brothers in... Read more

Marie-Claude Goulet

Marie-Claude has been a book enthusiast for most of her life. She started Renaissance with Marjolaine and Caro, and belongs to the same writing group. Marie-Claude’s projects: Marie-Claude is part of the Executive Committee, the Acquisitions Committee, and oversees the marketing efforts. Read more

Franck Formantin

From the depth of his cave, Franck tries not to become mad by finding the perfect stroke, composition or hue… while mumbling nonsense about oddly shaped underwear, sticky buckwheat noodles and toothless Russian guys. You can follow Franck on DeviantArt and on his website. Franck’s projects: Franck has worked as an illustrator for the cover... Read more

Myryam Ladouceur

In her final semester of Algonquin College’s Professional Writing program, Myryam Ladouceur is currently interning at Renaissance Press, polishing her acquired editing skills on fiction manuscripts. In her spare time, she writes spooky short stories and tries to learn stop-motion animation. She aspires to become a full fledged editor one day. Follow her on Twitter @MyryamLadouceur... Read more

Victoria Martin

Victoria is a writer as well as an editor and life-long fan of books. When she isn’t reading, she can usually be found hanging out with her Great Dane, who despite his size thinks he is a lap dog.” Follow her on Twitter! Read more

Meaghan Côté

In her early twenties, Meaghan Côté attends her final semester at Algonquin College in Ottawa in the Professional Writing program. She is currently an intern with Renaissance Press working on editing a fiction manuscript. She also has a published illustrated children’s book called The Wish Granter, where a magical wolf selflessly grants other people’s wishes—that... Read more