My Story

My Story

Hi, I’m Solenne Le Goff

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.


2023 : Start of my career as a screenwriter and writing of a new novel

In 2022, I had the opportunity to write a test script for an animation TV series, and I had a lot of fun doing so. I love storytelling, whether it’s fiction, cartoons, or screenplays. That’s why I am going to dedicate myself to being a scriptwriter in 2023. I’ve also started writing a new fantasy novel, a standalone, called “The Lost”, while waiting for “The Hawthorn’s Souls” to be published.

2020 : My first novel “The Hawthorn’s Souls” is complete.

It’s official, since Friday, September 11th, 2020, at 20:35 to be exact, the writing of book 1 of my saga “The Hawthorn’s Souls” is finished!
I can finally say, after 3 drafts and 727 pages: “It’s finished!” But there’s still work to do, work that will give me tremendous stress, but also new energy: publishing. And then there is still the sequel to be written, but that’s a different story! For now, I’m going to focus on one goal at a time: getting my book published.

2008 : The beginning of my adventure as an author

In 2008, I was writing something that was too ambitious for me, as I was still a beginner. And I said to myself, “You will do something for practice, for learning, to mature your thinking and your writing. You’ll do something simple and short.” Ha ha ha! What a joke! 4 books in all. A story I’ve been trying to perfect for over 10 years. That’s short and simple! Ha! Ha! But let’s start again. At the end of December 2008, I started writing the first lines of this “short” story about some kind of angels and demons, and there was a tale that illustrated and built up my story in a very graphic way. I wrote the whole “The Hawthorn’s Souls”, book 1 and 2 (with a total of 394 pages for volume 1) in 10 months, mostly at night and on weekends. In just 10 months, you can imagine that all this had to be revised. But the first version was still ready to go.

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