I am delighted to announce the completion of the first draft of my debut thriller, “The Rainbow Killer, a Mary Dubois Thriller.” This first draft is 77,220 words, that’s 268 pages. It’s not for the faint of heart, as it contains graphic details of mutilated bodies and swearing and is provocative as all hell. I wanted to tell a story in which the protagonist is a queer, trans woman. I populated the story with LGBTQ+ people, and I also had this urge to show how at least in this story… Read more My First Draft! →
After I wrote my memoir, with help from a professional writer, I thought I was done with the craft. After all, my goal was to share how I went through life in the wrong body, and that would be it. I hoped that, at best, my memoir might prove helpful to anyone going through something similar. It was also cathartic for me. Then, something happened. I had the bug, the writing bug, that is. From that moment, I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing. Hell, I just… Read more Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write. →
When I set out to write fiction after my memoirs got published, I wished to continue writing, only about something other than me. A couple of years ago, I was… Read more A Dark Psychological Thriller Writer. →
I just created a new character, he will be a neighbour’s of Mary, the protagonist. He is a man in his sixties, an old school hippy, a good and decent man who doesn’t trust the Man (law enforcement, etc.) He and Mary get along and sometimes go foraging for wild mushrooms. He also taught Mary how to grow her own cannabis for medicinal purposes. Anyhow, Mary introduces him to her friend Teresa, an Officer in the S.Q. (Sureté du Québec). I find that having a mixed bag of friends can… Read more Creating new characters →
Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body.
Even as a child, I knew that I was different than how I physically presented. Not with any clarity, mind you, but I did know there was something about me that was off. It seemed to me that I somehow had the wrong pieces. Yes, I was a puzzle with pieces belonging to another box.
After I wrote my memoirs “Breaking Free:45 Years In The Wrong Body”, I wasn’t sure if I would go on to write anything else as I had not really entertained the notion that I was a real writer, but then something changed in me. People began telling me how what I had written touched them, that they couldn’t put my book down, then I read the reviews of my book on Amazon, I was blown away by the positive comments and I began to feel encouraged, motivated even. I also… Read more Writing my Thriller novel. →
Sometimes I just can’t believe how fortunate I am, I’m not saying life has been easy as it evidently has looked more like a roller-coaster ride for me than a simply walk in the proverbial park. Yet here I am being signed to a contract with a traditional publisher, yes you read me right, I am with Brainspired Publishing, exclusive publishers of LGBTQ+ authors in a variety of genres. At present, I am collaborating with them, taking a fresh look at the cover, then we’ll move on to editing and… Read more Feeling Fortunate, and Thankful. →
I started playing around with a story, it’s fiction, more akin, I think, as a crime-drama-supernatural-thriller ( I don’t know, lol ) about a series of gruesome murders that points to some wild animal with a taste for human flesh and who locals blamed on the Loup-Garou ( also known as a werewolf ). The protagonist is an introverted woman of trans origin living up in a mountainous of Quebec called Lanaudière she was raised on such folk tales and decides to solve a more recent string of similar murders… Read more New Story in the works! →