Lockdown notwithstanding, the books keep coming at Brain Lag! First, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest author, Erynn Q!

Erynn Q author photo
Their first book is part of our upcoming autumn lineup:

Promo image showing Brain Lag upcoming releases, DIVIDED EARTH in September and OTHER LONDON VOLUME ONE in October
First, on September 18th, we’ll be releasing Divided Earth, the sequel to 2019’s Innocent Earth by Dale E. McClenning. We’ll have a cover reveal in two weeks, on May 22nd, and will be releasing more information about the book at that time.

Then, Erynn Q’s book Other London Volume One: Welcome to the Other London, Brain Lag’s first middle grade title, will release on October 16th, with cover reveal coming June 5th.

Also, we’ve just updated the book listing to include filters so you can sort our titles to show only the kinds of books you’re looking for. If there’s another filter you think we should add, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating all of our new books this year.

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.

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.

Brain Lag’s next confirmed appearance is at Ad Astra in Richmond Hill, Ontario (just outside Toronto) April 10-12. We will be in the dealers room all weekend with all of our titles and authors Catherine Fitzsimmons and Simon McNeil will be hosting panels and readings at the convention. We will also be giving presentations on our current and upcoming titles on the new demo stage outside the dealers room. Stay tuned as the schedules for these exciting events are released.

We are also very excited to be featuring exclusive sneak peeks at our next title, The Black Trillium by Simon McNeil! This debut novel is a post-apocalyptic wuxia fantasy set in the ruins of a far future Toronto, which will release this summer. Ad Astra attendees can be the first to view the cover art and a preview of the book and take in a reading by the author.

You can also see Simon McNeil at the Toronto Specfic Colloquium next Saturday, March 7th at ROUND Venue, speaking on the inseparability of art and politics. Hope to see you there!

Our next event has been added to the event calendar for June. Brain Lag will be returning to Faery Fest in Guelph, June 20-22.


Join us for a weekend of magic and merriment, and take in readings from local fantasy authors on Saturday and Sunday, including Catherine Fitzsimmons reading from her latest novel Enduring Chaos.

We will be at SFContario at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Toronto at 300 Jarvis St. next weekend, November 29-December 1. Brain Lag will be in the dealers room all weekend and authors Simon McNeil and Catherine Fitzsimmons will be hosting panels and workshops throughout the convention.

Also, the official launch party for Enduring Chaos, the newest novel by Catherine Fitzsimmons, is happening during SFContario. The launch party is open to the public so come to the Courtyard room of the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Saturday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of our fourth title with prizes, games, and more. RSVPs by e-mail or on the Facebook event page preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

For those in the Milton area, there will be a local launch event taking place at Recycled Reading on Main St. between James and Martin St. on Friday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. Come meet the author, get a signed copy, learn more about this new book, and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. For more information, please check out the event calendar or watch our Facebook page.

Thanks to all the generous people who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, we reached and surpassed our fundraising goal. We are going to make the best trailer for Enduring Chaos that we possibly can and have already made some great progress on it.

We will be at the Pirate Festival this Saturday through Monday in Milton, Ontario. Look for Brain Lag in the Local Authors vendors booth. Author Catherine Fitzsimmons will also be giving readings each day of the festival from 2:30-3:00 p.m. On Monday, along with a new advance reading from Enduring Chaos, we will also be giving an exclusive first look at the cover art for her next book. Come out and take a look and listen at this sneak preview of her upcoming title. We hope to see you there.

Our Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a live action trailer for our upcoming title Enduring Chaos is ending on Sunday. Please contribute today and help us bring this book to life.

We are a week away from our next appearance at the Pirate Festival, taking place in Milton, Ontario August 3-5. Look for Brain Lag in the Local Authors vendors booth. Author Catherine Fitzsimmons will also be giving readings each day of the festival from 2:30-3:00 p.m., including an advance reading from Enduring Chaos.

Official announcements of other new titles for 2014, from brand new authors, will be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Ad Astra starts tomorrow! Look for Brain Lag in the dealers room and join us at the launch party on Saturday evening, and look for author Catherine Fitzsimmons at any of her panels or take in an advance reading from her next book on Sunday! See the event calendar for full details.

See you there!

Author Catherine Fitzsimmons will be involved with several panels and other events at Ad Astra, Toronto’s original scifi/fantasy literary convention, in two weeks, including two panels with convention guest of honor and New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher. Join her at any of the events where she will be participating:

Friday, April 5

10:00 p.m. – Franklin – I Love to Hate You – Ed Greenwood (m), Jim Butcher, Fiona Patton, Gregory A. Wilson, Catherine Fitzsimmons

Saturday, April 6

11:00 a.m. – Berczy A – Is the Stand-Alone Novel an Endangered Format? – Julie Czerneda (m), Robert J. Sawyer, Catherine Fitzsimmons, Jim Butcher

4:30 p.m. – Berczy B – Autograph session

6:30 p.m. – the penthouse (room 1401) – Brain Lag launch party

Sunday, April 7

10:00 a.m. – Ellesmere East – Writing High Fantasy – Marie Bilodeau (m), Catherine Fitzsimmons, K.W. Ramsey, Gregory A. Wilson

2:00 p.m. – Floor 2 Suite 2 – Author reading: Catherine Fitzsimmons
More information on these events can be found in our event calendar or on the Ad Astra website. We hope to see you there.