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Born and raised in France, I wrote my first novel at age twelve. In order to see it in print, albeit hand-written print, I founded a newspaper for the lycée I attended. It was instant success.

I sold my first romance short story at age sixteen, which helped fund dance lessons. Later, I went on to write novellas and short stories for magazines. Emigrating to Canada was my husband Michael’s dream. It was also was mine as I wanted to experience first hand the life of the Inuit and their amazing dogs. Dogs are another of my passions. However, due to circumstances, we ended up in a tiny Prairie town where I was suddenly transported back to pioneer times. Fortunately, I had been a Girl Scout, and I wasn’t phased at having to cut blocks of ice for water. And like many a pioneer woman, I had a toddler and a babe in arms. From the prairies we moved to the Canadian Arctic, which forever holds a special place in my heart.



Winnipeg, Manitoba was another big change, with its urban conveniences and gracious living. I was fortunate to be hired as a translator for the French school board. At the same time I discovered a niche waiting to be filled by a ballet school with French as the language of instruction. Now, after many years, my ballet school still operates under the direction of one of my former students, who trained as a teacher.





With my school in good hands, my husband, dogs and I moved to a piece of pristine wilderness in the Interlake region of Manitoba, where we bred and trained Inuit sled dogs. I have a profound love and respect for nature and all its creatures My love of the North and of the Inuit dog prompted me to write about them. I also founded an organization called the Friends of the Inuit Dog, which later became Inuit Sled Dog International (

I have written in both English and French, from children's fiction to romance novels. My non-fiction books include The Inuit Dog of the Polar North (3rd edition of The Canadian Inuit Dog: Canada’s Heritage), and with Michael, Improve Your Romance Writing Skills (now out of print). My work has appeared in the Anthologie de la poésie Franco-Manitobaine and in several short stories anthologies in the French language.











In between writing, my hobby is making lifelike baby dolls, playing music and bird watching from my window.





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 Where the River Narrows,

by Kathy Fischer Brown and Genevieve Montcombroux

For many Loyalists during the American War for Independence, the perilous journey to Canada is just the beginning of a long and arduous struggle to find a new home and a new life amid the upheavals of war and separation, death and privation. For Elisabeth Van Alen, it also means finding new strength and the will to survive in a new country.


Married to an educated Mohawk warrior, she is distraught when he has to go away shortly before the American rebels force her and her family out of their ancestral home. He will find her while she flees through the forest and, with their Mohawk friends, helps her reach Kanien’kehá:ka, the Mohawk territory in Quebec.


Coming to a log cabin tucked away on a wooded island in Montreal is a great shock for Elisabeth after the life she had known in the comfortable house where she had been born. Undaunted, she takes on the tasks of pioneer women and keeps her family together while waiting anxiously to hear from her husband, Gerrit. Against his will, he has been recruited by the British Army for a special mission. She suffers losses and joys, upheavals and peacefulness. She begins to love her new country where being married to a Mohawk is regarded as normal.




French Translation of June Gadsby's novel, A Touch of Magic


Lorna et son fils Simon, âgé de 11 ans, essaie de reconstruire sa vie après la disparition de son mari, Max, musicien célèbre, pendant la guerre. Simon n'accepte pas sa mort. Son voeu le plus cher est d’aller à l'endroit où l'avion de Max s'est écrasé. Lorna ne croit pas aux miracles, mais c'est Noël...!

Dans la dense forêt basque, un homme appelé Olentzero apporte une touche de magie inattendue dans leurs vies.