Virtual Launch Event for Monsters! Incidental Wedding Guests

Join us tonight for an online launch of Monsters! Incidental Wedding Guests, the second book in The Gates of Westmeath series.

As a bonus, Renaissance is going to be revealing the cover designs for their fall releases, so you can get a sneak peak of some of the great stories they have coming out soon.

More details were added to the Facebook page since the creation of this post.

It will be broadcast live to Renaissance’s YouTube channel here!

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair

Join us at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair! Meet some of our authors and grab one of our featured titles including Iris and the Crew and Monsters! Incidental Wedding Guests, as well as Dissatisfied Me and Crushing It, which have sequels slated to come out next year!

@ Our Table:

  • Cait Gordon and Bruce Gordon from 12:00pm-2:30pm
  • Jen Desmarais and Éric Desmarais from 2:30pm-5:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Queer Christmas Craft Fair

We’ll be at one last show this year, so if you haven’t yet bought coffee for your friends, family, teachers, and neighbours, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Renaissance Press will also be attendance, and will have all our books! If you want to get them signed (you can buy the books at your local bookstore and bring them in to us too), we’ll be there!

From the organizer:

Get ready for a festive and inclusive event you don’t want to miss! The Queer Christmas Craft Fair is here, and we can’t wait to see you on November 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at The Good Companions (670 Albert Street).

This is not just your average craft fair – it’s a celebration of diversity, creativity, and community! By joining us, you’ll not only be supporting Ottawa’s small LGBTQ2+ businesses but also local service agencies that do incredible work for our community. It’s a win-win!

What’s even better? Parking is absolutely free, making it hassle-free for you to come and enjoy the day. And let’s not forget about our famous chili! For just $6.20, you can satisfy your taste buds with a delicious bowl of chili and a side of corn bread. Trust us, it’s the perfect fuel to keep you shopping and mingling.

But wait, there’s more! The Queer Christmas Craft Fair will showcase an array of incredible handmade products. From unique jewelry and fashion accessories to home decor and art pieces, you’ll find the most wonderful gifts for your loved ones (or even yourself). Support local artisans and find something truly special to spread love and joy this holiday season.

So bring your friends, family, and colleagues to this fabulous event. Together, let’s create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, celebrating love, diversity, and the magic of the holiday season.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the Queer Christmas Craft Fair on November 25th. See you there!

Blush: Sophie Labelle in Ottawa

This is an emergency Blush post.

Sophie Labelle (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is giving a talk in Ottawa on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Venus Envy on Bank St.

She is an incredible artist (Assigned Male Comics) and public speaker. She will be answering questions in French and English and then signing her books (available at time of the talk if you don’t already have any of them).

If you’re enjoying the Blush blogs, consider learning more with Blush: The Card Game from Renaissance Press.

ChiSeries Ottawa: Holiday Extravaganza (Tonight)


After an extremely successful weekend at Pop-Expo (You guys rock!), we’ve accepted an invitation to join ChiSeries Ottawa Presents: Holiday Extravaganza 2015.


For one night only, tonight, there will be all kinds of stuff and things at Maxwell’s on Elgin Street.

Entry is free and it’ll be your last chance, unless you commission, to get holiday gifts from us.

Also we’re donating a super-awesome-fantastic gift bag for the raffle.

Hope to see you there,