Born and raised in Paris, save for a few years’ detour in Marrakesh, I went into computer sciences after minoring in physics and chemistry at Université de Versailles for lack of a better idea—but then what I was going to do with such a degree was completely lost on me. I had plenty of things I wanted to experience, I wanted to be different, I was a dreamer… Oddly enough though, computers were in none of my dreams.
Passionate about cinema and fascinated by theater, I decided to change course completely and then graduated from the renowned French drama school Les Cours Florent where I transformed into a night owl as I enrolled in as many extra classes as I humanly could—Acting in English and most especially Playwriting were two of them.
Chance was on my side when, freshly out of school, I knocked at a production company’s door with a few of my texts underarm, hoping for the dream job, and became a professional writer for a very popular humorous TV show. And then two others after a couple years.
It lasted five years, but as far as I can remember I’ve always written—my diary in elementary school, short movies in middle school, film reviews in high school, fanfictions in college, a three-act play in drama school. It was the only logical thing that a novel came next.
My all-time favorite authors are William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie…but newcomers have joined the list since then, including but not limited to Mhairi McFarlane, Jandy Nelson, Jennifer Hillier, Kate Moretti, Jessica Strawser, Jennifer Weiner…