Little Ali.
Carnaval de Québec, circa 1994.

The Author

I grew up on the stories my dad read us at night, classical music whenever my mum sat at the piano, and the role playing games I made up with my brother and cousins. Much of my childhood was spent exploring the fields behind my parents’ house and the forest on the outskirts of our village.

I left France in my early twenties to study creative writing in Glasgow, Scotland. Those were two of the most formative years of my life. I produced more writing than I thought myself capable of, honed my narrative voice in a second language, and fell in love with the Scottish countryside.

In the midst of a pretty severe depressive episode back in the summer of 2014, I met my partner Phil, who was going through a lot of the same things at the time. Our long distance relationship—from the UK to Hawaii—eventually brought us to Canada where we established our home and eventually got married.

Nowadays my time is split between my family, my day job at a video game services company and my budding writing career.

I began medically transitioning to male in 2019 and came out as gay the next year.

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