Nicole Audet


Dr. Nicole, a teaching family doctor with over 40 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. 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.
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Picture credit: Élyandre Nord, 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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