Chantal Bellehumeur

Biography

8 books of various genres available to purchase on Amazon sites (and Rosedog online Bookstore) + short stories published in The Suburban Online magazine where you can read for FREE.

Read reviews about my published novels and stories as well as the books I read on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4538804.Chantal_Bellehumeur

Request digital autograph: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/c_bellehumeur

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start composing stories, and how did you evolve as a writer?
My first stories were verbalised to my mom, who would write them down for me. Once I learnt how to write, I started making little books by stapling pieces of paper together. I actually still have all of them.
As a teen, I tried to write short stories and novels but never finished anything I started. I wrote a few poems too, which I kept to myself unless it was for school.
Later on in life I wrote a few short stories, using my computer this time, but never showed them to anyone.
I never thought about publishing anything until a friend of mine told me I should. This was after I wrote my fictional diary "Veronica's Soap Opera Life." After it got published, I decided to turn the Veronica story into a trilogy. An idea for a completely different type of story came into my head when I was still working on the Veronica series. My horror novel based on Jack the Ripper was soon published. I then wrote a few short stories and polished some of the ones I had written in my early twenties to put them all in one book. When I was sick, I wrote a fictional novel called "Hope," desperate to make my family and friends understand what I was going through. It is definitely not by best work, and I don’t generally encourage people to read it. I would rather people read the article I wrote about me living with Colitis, which was published in The Suburban Newspaper. Anyways, I ended up writing a fantasy novel for my pre-teen son and am thinking about doing a sequel.
To be honest, I didn't start to really consider myself as an author until I started writing family oriented short stories for The Suburban Online Magazine.
Now, ideas are constantly flowing in my head and I like to lose myself in the worlds I create. I NEED to write. It is like a breath of fresh air to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Unfortunately no. I remember making story collections based on my main characters though. One was all about a girl named Melanie, and another about Natalie. Now that I think about it, those two names were also the names of popular girls in my grade.

I also remember being inspired by a rumor that the museum of nature in Ottawa was haunted.
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Where to find Chantal Bellehumeur online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Just.Another.Common.Killer
Book trailer of horror novel "Just.Another.Common.Killer"

Veronica series
Book trailer promoting fictional diaries "Veronica's Soap Opera Life," "Veronica's Attempt at Romance," and "Veronica's Happily Ever After"

Sdrawkcab
Book trailer for fantasy novel Sdrawkcab

Books

Not Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This feel good story was highly inspired by Chantal's Bellehumeur's trip to New Brunswick and her feeling of loneliness, but this is a work of fiction.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chantal Bellehumeur

  • The Fix on Jan. 14, 2014

    Balkind and Burr had me hooked from the very beginning. I absolutely needed to find out the main character’s fate and enjoyed reading the book from beginning to end. I give The Fix 5 stars out of 5!
  • Mentor's Cage on March 12, 2014

    I was given a copy of Mike Marlinski's book ''Mentor's Cage,'' which is part of a series in exchange for an honest rewiew. Let me start by saying that I don't usually read science fiction, but decided to give it a try. I must admit that I got more hocked than expected by this well written story. The author invented some pretty cool characters such as giants called Tarrnaks and another alien race called Yaerens who both live on a fictional planet that goes by the name of Allos. To the humans who took three years to get there, it looked close to home at first in terms of landscape. The habitants appeared years behind, having no electricity, but they were in fact a lot more advanced. The humans soon discovered that Allos was a dangerous and unpleasant place for them to be, and became desperate to escape as soon as possible, even if it meant selfishly leaving others behind. With no working spaceship or rescue pod, the humans and their unfortunate descendants became mistreated and malnourished slaves. By that point, they are referred to Tarrnin since it translated to baby giants in the language of the Yaerens, and the humans physically resemble the giants on Allos. Anyone who dared misbehaved was sent to the slave master's cage for rehabilitation. Ironically, this character was also human and forced into torturing the others. Some preferred to jump into the well of death than to suffer going into Mentor's cage... I would say more but don't want to ruin the fun (or horror) for you. Ok, I will say this; the action packed mission the characters are forced to go on as well as the events that follow was full of surprises. I found the book well-worth reading. It was quite entertaining and I am positive than any sci-fi fan would really love this interesting book. ~Author Chantal Bellehumeur~
  • The Abductee on Oct. 12, 2014

    I really enjoyed reading the abductee and found it quite entertaining. The story was not your typical adduction tale. It started off with a man wanting to end his life and getting abducted. Up in space, he relived horrible moments of his past as well as a few good ones in order to get a second chance. It all felt kind of like a dream.
  • Beautiful Sayers on Oct. 20, 2016

    Beautiful and heartwarming story This well written story was a pleasant read and warmed my heart. How can the reader not instantly fall in love with the main character, a sweat little girl named Beautiful who is always kind to everyone no matter how horribly they treat her. Although she is clearly loved by her family, the kids at school prefer to stay away from her. Beautiful is teased and bullied, mainly because of the fact that her eyes are different colours, and she does not understand why. She is so lifelike that you feel her sadness and almost want to go into the book to comfort her. Beautiful's only friend is a girl named Sally until her older brother brings home a puppy for her. She names it Colby after her grandmother who passed away; the only friend she ever had aside from Sally. Beautiful shared a very special bond with the puppy and was late for school one day because she lost track of time while spending time with her new best friend. Something horrible is done to her when she tried to enter the building, and I felt that the author did an excellent job at portraying everyone's reactions to it, just like she perfectly expressed all the characters' various emotions throughout the wonderful book. Shortly after the incident, Beautiful becomes friends with a new neighbour who shows her how to stand up for herself and also teaches the neighbourhood kids how to play Stick-Ball. Unfortunately, something tragic happens during a game which made me gasp and also brought tears to my eyes. The realistic story which contains drama is full of surprises. The book is not long and flows very well. I read it in one sitting and absolutely adored every part of it. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It will surely brighten up your day.