Chantal Fournier (Author):
Translator, author, teacher – I am never quite sure how to describe myself. I have worked as a freelance professional English to Canadian French translator for over ten years, giving new life to other people’s words. I am also a PhD student in the field of Education with a focus on digital literacies, i.e. how people communicate and relate to each other through digital media.
Originally from a small-ish city not too far from Montreal, I now live in Toronto, Canada, after a long stint on the beautiful Canadian West Coast, where I taught French to university students.
"Silent Words," the story of a girl floating on a peculiar cloud, is my debut book. It is the fruit of a long collaboration with my artistic husband, Nicolas, who illustrates my books.
Nicolas Lajeunesse (Illustrator):
As the son of a sculptor and the grandson of a painter, art has always been a part of my life. After studying filmmaking in Montreal and working with my father for a few years, I left my French-Canadian roots and headed for the West Coast, where I discovered digital arts.
I currently design video game interfaces by day, and illustrate my personal projects by night. I am an avid movie soundtrack lover and own hundreds of titles. I published several comic books and designed high profile websites. Silent Words’ illustrations reflect my latest artistic penchant towards vector style graphics.
I live in Toronto, Canada, with my wife and family.
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by Chantal Fournier
Evolved Publishing presents a wonderful journey into the discovery of language, with "Silent Words." This moving tale about loss and hope will tug at your heartstrings. Author Chantal Fournier’s poetic storytelling style and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse’s evocative artwork combine to create a poignant story in which a child discovers comfort in the power of words.
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