Rene's books deal with many topics including the following:

‘Boys in Red’, Air Canada Flight 21, Air India Flight 182, Arctic disasters, Arctic explorers, Beothuk Native extinction, bullying, Canadian Disasters, Children’s Choice Award, Climate Change, Coal Creek Mine, contagious, Cougar Helicopter crash, Edmund Fitzgerald, Empress of Ireland, Environmental Disasters, fatherhood, fiction, flood, Frank Slide, Franklin Expedition, Great Lakes storm of 1913, Halifax explosion, Hillcrest Mine, historical disasters, historical fires, HMS Erebus, HMS Terror, hurricane, ice storm, Ice Storm 1998, industrial disaster, Industrial disease, influenza, Juvenile, Laurier Palace Theatre Fire, Listeriosis, medical disasters, mine disasters, Newfoundland Fluorspar mine, Newfoundland Seal hunt, non-fiction, Noronic Fire, Ocean Ranger, phocomelia, Polio, Pont du Quebec, Princess Sophia, Quebec Bridge, Quebec Fire, racism, Red Maple, SARS, Second Narrows Bridge disaster, ship disasters, ship sinking, Spanish Flu, Springhill mine disaster, Swissair Flight 111, Terrorism, Thalidomide, Titanic, tornado, Toronto Fire, transportation disasters, USS Truxtun and USS Pollux, W.I.T.S., Walkerton water, Westray Mine explosion, Writer’s Union Member, young adult