1983, South of France, a cold winter in the “Pink City”, this is where I was born. I grew up as an only child in a family of “artists”. My father painted exotic and fantastic landscapes on the walls of our small apartment. Walking through the entryway was like stepping onto an African beach full of palm trees. The bathroom was the bottom of a coral reef sea, full of life and colors. The Star Wars Cloud City was here, in my parents’ room! My bedroom was a fantasy world of castles, fairies, mushrooms, frogs, birds and green grass hills. As for my mother, she fed me with legends and mysteries from here and there. She made theatrical costumes before becoming a children’s author, actress and singer. In short, it was a home that fascinated me with trip-hop and orchestral music, the comics of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Moebius and Jean-Claude Mézières, the novels of Tolkien and Franck Herbert (among others), my mother’s stones of all colors, and finally the paranormal, the legends and mysteries of our world and elsewhere. All those young years were very stimulating. As far back as I can remember, I picture myself leaving such great adventures in my mind! Not surprisingly, I was a reclusive, quiet and imaginative child. And not at all surprising that I became a writer!
As a child in a bubble of my own, I began at an early age to scribble down the stories that were being woven in my head. But it was just one “game” amongst many. Back then it never crossed my mind that it could be a career. As a teenager, I developed a passion for drawing – it was my way of giving shape to my imagination. For a while, I worked as an editorial secretary, a cartoonist, and a script writer for a self-published magazine. I wanted to work in this field and attend one of the best animation school in Paris, but material reality led me in a completely different direction. I became a real estate agent for several years, and even a medical secretary for a few months.
Today I write day and night a saga for a young adults. Book 1, “The Hawthorn’s Souls®© – Genesis”, is my first novel. It’s not about vampires. Nor is it about wizards. Nor about “Hunger Games”. But it is full of black holes and stars and magnetic characters, without spaceships or interstellar travel. It happens on Earth, in our cities, on our streets, even in our high schools. It’s not science fiction. It’s pure fantasy.