Please give a warm welcome to our newest authors, David Rae and Gary Girod! David’s first novel, Crowman, will be releasing next March, and Gary’s first novel, The Maiden Voyage of New York City, will be releasing next May. We are thrilled to be bringing their books to Brain Lag.

The cover art for Crowman will be revealed on our website and social media Monday, October 21st, with an exclusive sneak peek at the Brain Lag booth at Can-Con in Ottawa, ON October 18-20! The cover for The Maiden Voyage of New York City should be revealed soon after. Stay tuned as more information on these upcoming books is released.


We are proud to present our next title and our first children’s book, A Jewel on Sapphire by Catherine Fitzsimmons!


This chapter book (aimed at readers 6-9 years old) tells the story of Mia, a girl who lives on a space station and finds an alien she wants to keep as a pet.

The book will release in early October and will be on sale for the first time at Can-Con in Ottawa October 18-20.

We are proud to unveil our updated website design, featuring a sleeker interface and new mobile-friendly view! Please let us know if you have any issues with the website.

Introducing Brain Lag’s twelfth title, Innocent Earth by Dale E. McClenning! This compelling science fiction novel mixes first contact with ancient prophesy and a cast of fun characters trying to survive the changes coming to a future Earth.

Innocent Earth will be released February 15, 2019, but preorders are already starting to be available, so check your local or online book store now to be one of the first to own this delightful new story!

Also, stay tuned to our event calendar and social media pages, because we’re always adding new events!

Convention season is coming up fast for Brain Lag! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events:

June 1-3: Niagara Falls Comic Con
June 17: Brampton ComiCon
July 13-15: Ad Astra
August 2-5: Gen Con
September 22: Forest City Comicon

As always, keep an eye on our event calendar for new events as they are added, and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for up-to-date news on upcoming events and other author appearances.

Thanks to you, our readers and authors, 2016 was the biggest year yet for Brain Lag. The addition of our fifth author, Stephen B. Pearl, and his Tinker books, along with Hugh A. D. Spencer’s Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals and J. R. Dwornik’s Green Light to Paradise expanded the Brain Lag lineup by 67%!

In 2017, we’re working on getting out to more local events. Here is our schedule so far:

March 17-19: Toronto Comicon
April 1: Kitchener Comicon
May 5-7: Ad Astra
May 13: The Bookshelf
June 2-4: Niagara Falls Comic Con
August 17-20: Gen Con

Our event calendar will be updated as new events are added, and stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for up-to-date news on upcoming events and other author appearances.

Finally, our submission guidelines have been updated. We hope that this update clarifies what we are looking for in submissions. Also note that we are actively seeking works by or featuring women and minorities. We believe in diversity in fiction at Brain Lag, so please spread the word so we can help bring more inclusive tales to life.

We’re looking forward to another great year!

We are thrilled to announce our tenth title, coming this summer, Green Light to Paradise by J. R. Dwornik!

June 20, 2016


Milton, ON – Science fiction and fantasy publisher Brain Lag is proud to announce the August 4, 2016 release of GREEN LIGHT TO PARADISE by J. R. Dwornik. In this fun new science fantasy, super powers aren’t something to celebrate, but to fear. Private security force Sentinel keeps humanity safe, but Kali, infected with superhuman bad luck, finds Sentinel up to no good instead.

GREEN LIGHT TO PARADISE is the second novel by author J. R. Dwornik. His first novel was the 2011 epic fantasy RUINS OF CHANGE. Written in the style of a Japanese light novel, GREEN LIGHT TO PARADISE will feature original illustrations from four different artists.

GREEN LIGHT TO PARADISE will be released during Gen Con (, North America’s largest table top gaming convention, taking place August 4-7 at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN. Brain Lag will have a booth in the exhibit hall and the author will be on hand. The book will then be available for purchase by the general public in paperback (MSRP $15.99 CAD) and ebook (MSRP $2.99 CAD) formats in online and brick-and-mortar bookstores everywhere.