Nicole Audet

Biography

Dr. Nicole, a teaching family doctor with over 35 years of experience has dedicated her life to changing the
world one young reader at a time. Having authored more than 20 children’s books, Dr. Nicole is a Canadian bestselling author who has won multiple literary awards for her work, and more than 150,000 readers love her books. The “Felix & Booboo” series is available in French and in English. Dr. Nicole is also a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her last book is The Magic of Empathy, an essay on empathy and short stories based on her experience as a mother and a family doctor.
Connect with Dr. Nicole:
Website and blog: https://www.drnicolebook.com/ and NicoleAudet.com
Smashwords Interview: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/DrNicole
Smashwords profile page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DrNicole
Picture credit: Emmanuèle Garnier, Le Médecin du Québec

Smashwords Interview

Why do you write?
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.
During these medical writing endeavors, the bridge to children’s books was built with a strong foundation. I have published several children’s books so far and have received many national and international awards for literacy. My mother, who I give thanks to in my book, Parents for Sale, has always loved my stories. Being a mother myself; my family has enjoyed, learned and grown through children's literacy. We have had many adventures together through reading. Reading and writing opens the door to inspire children, parents and adults and promotes the use of imagination, having fun and learning valuable lessons to help make better decisions. Children are in the development stage, and literature is key to positive development. It is my mission, through literacy, to guide them with positive messages that promote responsible behavior. I believe one of the life’s most valuable lessons for parents is to offer children to learn the importance and appreciation of reading. It is also critical for parents to encourage their children to read as much as possible.
When did you first start writing?
I was eight years old. During my summer vacation, I wrote and draw a comic book. Walt Disney inspired me to create my own stories.
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Where to find Nicole Audet online

Series

Félix et Boubou
La série des aventures de Félix et Boubou a été écrite par un médecin de famille qui a observé qu’il y avait un besoin de livres éducatifs en santé pour les jeunes enfants âgés de 4 à 8 ans. Pour combler cette lacune, Dre Nicole a écrit 8 albums racontant l'histoire de Félix qui possède une valise de docteur magique. À la fin de chaque livre, il y a un jeu-questionnaire pour évaluer les compétences en lecture des jeunes enfants. Les titres ont pour thème les poux, la varicelle, l'otite, les bras cassés, les allergies, la gastro-entérite, la vaccination et le corps humain. Les titres sur les allergies et le corps humain ont remporté des prix littéraires. Tous les livres ont reçu une évaluation de 5 étoiles de l’organisme Readers’ Favorite. Dre Nicole prévoit publier plus de titres sur les coups de soleil, le cancer ou les règles de sécurité de base. Tous les livres sont traduits en anglais dans la série Felix & Booboo.
Felix & Booboo
As a family doctor, Dr. Nicole has to answer children’s questions on their diseases and the human body. She observed that there was a need for educational books on health and diseases for young children aged 4 to 8 years old and their caregivers. To fill this gap, Dr. Nicole created the Felix & Booboo series. There are 8 picture books in this collection telling the story of a young boy Felix who owns a magical medical briefcase. Booboo, the stethoscope, is the commander of the eight instruments characterized in these picture books. Reading stories is a sure way for the children to have fun learning about health and medicine. At the end of each book, there is quiz to challenge young children’ reading skills. There are books on lice, chickenpox, otitis, broken arms, allergies, gastroenteritis, vaccination and the human body. So far, two titles on allergies and the human body won book awards. All books received 5 stars review from Readers’ Favorite. In the future, I plan to publish more titles on sunburn, cancer or basic security rules. All books are available in French as the Félix et Boubou series.

Books

The Magic of Empathy Theory and Practice
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution
So many of our relationships—including those most important to us— are complicated by not listening: we are eager to speak, we talk over each other, or we unintentionally disregard the inner experiences of others. n this heart-warming and radically honest book, Dr. Nicole identifies the remedy for resolving the pain and distance caused by miscommunication: empathy. Readers' Favorite 5 stars review
Sabrina a des boutons (Varicelle)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Sabrina se réveilla le corps couvert de boutons. En panique, elle appela son ami Félix. Il arriva avec sa valise de docteur. Boubou, le stéthoscope, lui dit qu’elle avait la varicelle. Sabrina se montra courageuse pour lutter contre ce virus contagieux. Lis cette histoire pour connaître tous les secrets de la varicelle piquante.
Joëlle va chez le docteur (Vaccination)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Dans cet album, Joëlle, la soeur de Félix, a bien peur d’aller chez le docteur Santé. Elle doit être vaccinée avant de commencer l’école. Heureusement, Félix proposa de l’accompagner. Quelle belle mission pour Boubou et sa bande d’instruments médicaux ! Cette histoire te révèlera tous les secrets de la visite médicale et des vaccins.
Joëlle se gratte la tête (Poux)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Dans cet album, Joëlle, la soeur de Félix, a attrapé des poux. Félix et Boubou, son stéthoscope magique, et tous les instruments de sa valise de docteur ont gagné une excitante chasse aux poux. Cette histoire répondra à toutes les questions des enfants et de leurs parents sur les poux.
Lucas a mal à l'oreille (Otites)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Dans cet album, Lucas, le cousin de Félix, ne pouvait pas se baigner car il avait mal à l'oreille. Boubou, le stéthoscope de Félix, lui diagnostiqua une otite. Heureusement, la bande à Boubou avait une bonne solution pour combattre les bactéries responsables de cette infection. Cette histoire te révèlera tous les secrets des otites.
Lea a mal au ventre (Gastro-entérite)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Léa ne pouvait pas jouer avec Félix. Elle avait mal au ventre, elle vomissait et elle avait de la diarrhée. Grâce à Boubou et sa valise de docteur magique, elle guérit bien vite. Pill, la petite bouteille de pilules, lui a concocté une potion magique. Cette histoire te révèlera tous les secrets de la gastro-entérite.
Des biscuits pour Gabriel (Allergies)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve : illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages. Félix a relevé le défi de cuisiner des biscuits spéciaux pour Gabriel. Il demanda l’aide de son stéthoscope magique Boubou. Il a dû être prudent, car son ami est allergique aux oeufs, aux noix et au lait de vache. Coco l’oeuf, Paca la noix et Lactée la bouteille de lait de vache voulaient absolument sauter dans la pâte à biscuits.
Charles s'est blessé en jouant (Bras cassé)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustratrice : Mylène Villeneuve,1000 words, 28 pages Dans cet épisode des aventures de Félix et Boubou, Charles s’est fracturé le bras en tombant d’une balançoire. Avec ses instruments médicaux magiques, Félix va accompagner Charles à l’hôpital. Boubou et sa troupe vont immobiliser le bras de Charles dans un plâtre. Lis cette histoire pour connaître les secrets de la guérison des os cassés.
Félix au musée du corps humain (Corps humain)
Series: Félix et Boubou. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Canadian French. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve illustratrice,1000 words, 28 pages Dans cet album, Félix visita un musée du corps humain avec Boubou et ses instruments médicaux pour se préparer à un examen. Il découvrit les mystères de la circulation, de la respiration, de la digestion et de la filtration du sang. Il explora également le corps en mouvement, les organes des sens et les merveilles du cerveau.
Parents for Sale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Luke and Lucy’s parents threaten to sell their dog, Pistachio, since they don’t take care of her as they promised. Twins painted big white letters on a piece of dark cardboard: Parents for Sale. Three families come to buy, trade, or rent their parents. Twins sold their parents to a fairy who transforms into a witch. She wanted to cook the parents in a stew. Who will save them? 4500 words.
Maya Visits Her Doctor (Vaccination)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Mylène Villeneuve illustrator,1000 words, 28 pages Felix’s sister Maya was afraid to go to the doctor for a vaccine. Felix, assisted by Booboo and his magical doctor’s bag, helped her get over her fears. Lucky Maya. She got a beautiful princess sticker for her collection. Read this story to find out all the secrets of a medical visit and vaccination. A quiz challenges children's reading skills.
Lea Does Not Feel Well (Gastroenteritis)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve,1000 words, 28 pages In this fabulous Felix and Booboo adventure, Lea was suffering with a stomachache. She was vomiting and had diarrhea. Pill, the magic pillbox, saved Lea with his special potion. This story reveals the secrets of gastroenteritis. A quiz challenges children's reading skills.
Charles Hurt Himself Playing (Broken Arm)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve,1000 words, 28 pages Charles broke his arm after falling from a swing. With his magical doctor’s bag in hand, Felix took Charles to the hospital. Booboo and his team applied a cast on his arm. Read this story to learn the secret of broken bones healing. A quiz challenges children reading skills.
Maya's Head Is Itching (Lice)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve,1000 words, 28 pages In this exciting adventure, Felix and his magical medical instruments hunted down Maya’s head lice. Booboo, the captain of the instruments, told Maya all about head lice. Read this picture book to become a fabulous lice hunter. A quiz challenges children's reading skills.
Amy Has a Rash (Chickenpox)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve,1000 words, 28 pages Felix runs to Amy with his magical doctor suitcase bag. Amy’s body is covered with red pimples. Booboo told her that she had chickenpox. Felix and all the magical instruments, except View, had already caught this disease. Amy and View will have to be brave against the virus. A quiz challenges children' reading skills.
Lucas Has an Earache (Otitis)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve, 1000 words 28 pages Lucas, Felix’s cousin, cannot swim because he has an ear infection. Fortunately, Felix and his magical instruments have a good solution to fight the bacteria responsible for this infection. This Felix & Booboo story reveals the secrets of otitis. A quiz at the end of the book challenges readers' reading skills.
Special Food for Sam (Allergies)
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve, 1000 words, 28 pages In the book Special Food for Sam, Felix baked special cookies for Sam. His magical medical instruments helped him prevent the eggs, the nuts and the cow milk from jumping into the cookie dough. Big challenge for Felix! This picture book is also available in French (Des biscuits spéciaux pour Gabriel)
Felix Is Curious About His Body
Series: Felix & Booboo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Body
Illustrator: Mylène Villeneuve, 1000 words Felix visited the human body museum with his magical medical instruments. He learned how blood circulation and filtration work as well as breathing and digestion. Felix scored 100% on his exam. Read this story and try Felix’s exam. Can you score 100%? 2019 Readers' Favorite Award.
La magie de l'empathie
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: Canadian French. Published: October 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Human resource management, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution
Dans ce livre, je vulgarise d’abord la théorie de la communication, puis je raconte des moments magiques où l’empathie a fait son oeuvre dans ma vie et dans ma carrière. Enfin, je présente des recettes éprouvées pour se préparer à parler pour se faire comprendre et pour écouter pour comprendre avec coeur, authenticité et empathie.

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