Hélène Paradis was born in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1962 and grew up at the base of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec. She started her career as a graphic designer but her interest for travelling abroad brought her to work for a travel agency. Thirteen years later, her lifelong interest in languages motivated her to take writing courses. After many courses, she listened to her inner voice and wrote a story. Over time, her pleasure for creating a new universe with words increased. Today, her first Éditions du Phoenix’s novel brings us into the universe of Maxime and has enabled her to realize her greatest dream, writing for children.