How did you know you wanted to be an author?: My journey as a writer began in correlation with my career as a family medicine doctor. I was always fascinated by picture books, and the dream of becoming an author has always been tucked away in a safe place since childhood. After reading Dr. Jacques Ferron’s, tales and novels, I knew I wanted to be an author as well as a doctor. My education and aspirations were dedicated to these two fields. My medical career has allowed me to complete my Master’s degree in medical pedagogy and later to teach pediatrics at the University of McGill. While avidly pursuing my medical career, I also wrote numerous medical articles and books and became Editor and Chief of the French medical magazine. I have also been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul of Quebecers and the Canadian Medical magazine with my stories and articles regarding health including; Tears Test, The Power of Listening and Accomplice to the Last Breath. This last one is a very special article that I hold dear to my heart because it is about the last night of my daughter-in-law dying of lung cancer.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: My messages to a young author or all indie authors are to dream big, keep focus and hire experts to edit and market their name and books.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I use to write almost every night in the same chair in my living room. I read everything even cereal boxes just for fun.
What message do you want readers to remember?: My true intentions regarding being an author are to inspire children to read, to set their imaginations free and to encourage good decision-making regarding health, safety and moral responsibility. Writing children’s books is a way for me to give back and be a positive source to the community. It is a way that I can positively express myself while having some fun and at the same time being a positive role model for both children and parents. These are few small steps to make the world a better place. I hope that my books inspire children to set their minds free and work to make the world a better place.
How can fans get in contact with you?: My fans can contact me at email@example.com. Upon request, I will send them free coloring pages with Felix and Booboo characters.