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 webmaster.

Once he’d finished writing his first novel he was hooked and has now written a half dozen. He is one half of JenEric Designs, a website dedicated to all things geeky, where you’ll find his stories, articles, and adventures in coffee roasting, along with his wife’s travel blog and game design articles.

He’s been working as a freelance Layout Artist since 2015 and has worked with fantastic clients including;  AN Design Communications, Five Rivers Publishing, The Ed Greenwood Group, CAATS, S. M. Carrière, and Renaissance Press.

You can find his services and prices on his website at: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/layout-services/

Éric started with Renaissance as an author. You can read about his books here!

Éric’s projects:

Typesetter / interior designer:

Parasomnia

A Study in Aether


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 in the Renaissance collection (which you can find on their author profile here).

Caro’s projects:

Editor:

The Admirer

The King in Darkness

Bonhomme Sept-Heures

A Study in Aether

Life in the ‘Cosm

Parasomnia

Lust and Lemonade 

Game graphic designer (cards, box, booklet)

Extrahumans

A Match Made in Austen

Blush

Illustrator

Extrahumans (cards)

Lust and Lemonade  (cover)

The Admirer (cover)

 

A Study in Aether (cover)

Life in the ‘Cosm (cover)

To Pluck a Crow (cover)

Life After Redby (cover)

Cover design

The Admirer

Thrills on Ice

Making a Living

Unblocked

The King in Darkness

Bonhomme Sept-Heures

A Study in Aether

Life in the ‘Cosm

Journey of a Thousand Steps

 

Daughters of Britain

To Pluck a Crow

Parasomnia

Lust and Lemonade 

Life After Redby

Typesetting / interior

The Admirer

Thrills on Ice

Making a Living

Unblocked

The King in Darkness

Bonhomme Sept-Heures

Life in the ‘Cosm

Journey of a Thousand Steps

Daughters of Britain

To Pluck a Crow

Lust and Lemonade 

Life After Redby


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 Spirits

Blood Matters

Unblocked

Making a Living

The Admirer

Thrills on Ice

Journey of a Thousand Steps

The King in Darkness

Bonhomme Sept-Heures

Life in the ‘Cosm

A Study in Aether

Daughters of Britain


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 eye and easy to navigate. Cait is also accepting new clients who need an editor to help them prepare manuscripts for publication or submissions. You can reach her on Twitter @DcanDiva or through the contact information on the Dcan website.

 

 

Cait’s projects:

Cait generously offers her expertise as our webmaster, e-store diva, and general provider of laughs and good times. She started with Renaissance as the author of Life in the ‘Cosm.

 

 

 


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 Arms

Journey of a Thousand Steps

To Pluck a Crow

Marjolaine also writes under the pen name Aurelia Osborne.

 


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 of:

Blood Relations

Brothers In Arms

Kindred Spirits

Blood Matters


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 or on Instagram @myryam_l

 

Myryam’s projects include full editing of:

Parasomnia

Daughters of Britain

The Reluctant Barbarian


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 is, until he encounters a young girl.

Meaghan is currently doing her internship with Renaissance.

Meaghan’s projects:

Editing:

Daughters of Britain

To Pluck A Crow

Life After Redby


S. Evelyn Cimesa

S. Evelyn Cimesa is a passionate journalist, substantive editor, and social media strategist. She’s bold, ambitious, and lives to engage her audience through multimedia. When she’s not helping the team at Presses Renaissance Press, she’s writing the Homes & Condos section for the Ottawa Citizen.
Facebook: Evie Cimesa
Evie is one of the key members in Renaissance. She is part of the acquisitions committee, one of our main editors, and our main marketing strategist. She was one of our first fans, and one of our first volunteers, and her passion keeps us going in more ways than one!

Evie was an editor on:

Lust and Lemonade

Author John Haas

John Haas was born and raised in Montreal before moving to Calgary where he lived for twelve wonderful years. Now he is in the nation’s capital but still misses seeing those Rockies in the distance.

John has been writing for most of his life but only became serious about being published in the last six years or so. In that time he has had twelve short stories published in various excellent publications, written one children’s book for a friend, and has one story being produced as a podcast later this year. His goal is to become a full time writer (rich and famous would be nice too but not necessary).

He lives with his supportive wife who gives him lots of time to write and his two wonderful sons who give him lots of motivation.

For more information, please see his website at: http://johnhaas.weebly.com/

Or follow his rambling thoughts on Twitter: @johnhaas11

 

BOOKS:

The Reluctant Barbarian – Forthcoming


Author Kaitlin Caul

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.

Kaitlin was born in Toronto and proceeded to live in various places across southern Ontario during her youth.  She chose to move up to Ottawa after graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in Psychology.  Her degree has helped a great deal in developing her understanding of the human psyche and just what gets under a person’s skin, but has not found much use in her chosen profession; cooking.  Her artistic side delights in the freedom of the culinary arts though, and she spends much of her time at work inflicting new recipes on her poor co-workers.

Now Kaitlin lives and works in Gatineau, where she splits her free time between assisting her fellow NaNoWriMo MLs with plans of how to drive themselves insane come November, and delving the depths of her characters’ minds.  She has published several short stories in various venues, and is the author of Life After Redby; a merry romp through the mind of someone who survived the zombie apocalypse by dying a lot.

Any other free time she might have is devoted to her two very demanding feline roommates, Isis and Bailey.

Follow her on Twitter:[email protected]

BOOKS:

Life After Redby – Forthcoming!


The sale of LOVE!

It’s cold outside, and it’s the season of love. Keep your hearts warm with romantic thoughts with our sale of LOVE!

All of our love-oriented games, and every title which prominently features a love story, will be discounted for the whole month of February!!

Blush is a trivia card game that is all about sex and relationships, to start conversations about health, safety and well-being. 

We have a family version available in English (physical product or print-and-play) and French (physical product or print-and-play), or a classroom version available in English (physical product or print-and-play) and French (physical product or print-and-play).

 

A Match Made in Austen is a fun game of intrigue, matchmaking, and storytelling, involving the characters from the major novels of Jane Austen. It’s available in English (physical product or print-and-play) or French (physical product or print-and-play).

 

 

cover6Thrills on Ice is one of our most successful titles; it’s a sweet story of true love and triumph over overwhelming odds. With professional hockey and Olympic figure-skating at its forefront, it’s also as Canadian as can be!

 

The Admirer is a riveting mystery / romance that perfectly matches the styles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Jane Austen. If you enjoy historical fiction, mystery, and classical romance, this book is for you! It’s available as a paperback, audiobook CD, or audiobook on MP3 CD.

 

Life in the ‘Cosm might be a quirky science-fiction comedy, but it is first and foremost about relationships. If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams and enjoy stories about relationships, this one’s for you!

 

Making a Living is a Young Adult novel set in a world recovering after the fall of a meteorite caused a zombie uprising. It tells the story of a broken young man and an undead doctor, and how they find in each other the possibility of a new life – literally. If you enjoy complex, psychological stories which can sometimes be funny and slow building relationships, this one’s for you!

 

kscoverKindred Spirits is the third volume in the Family by Choice series, but can easily be read on its own. In this story, a group of people with super powers with checkered pasts and no desire to be heroes go on a mission around the world to prevent a catastrophe. If you like stories with strong character building that go from funny to touching to suspenseful, Kindred Spirits is for you!


Sue Taylor-Davidson

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 loves people and sings in a community choir.  Her education is diverse, ranging from health studies, theology, Native studies, library science and early childhood education.

Follow her on Facebook, or visit her website.

Books: To Pluck a Crow (Coming 2017!)