Josée Ouimet spent her childhood growing up in Saint-Pie de Bagot, Québec. She studied literature at the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières and taught history, English, French and music for ten years at the high school level, before she started to write. Josée Ouimet has published thirty children and adult books since 1995; a mix of novels, short stories and poetry. Josee is a member of the Union of Quebec Writers (UNEQ), The Association of Quebec Writers for Children (AEQJ) and the group Communication Jeunesse (CJ). She is very active in the realm of literature and participates in numerous workshops and school and library presentations throughout Canada.