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About the Author


Children’s book author Geneviève McLaughlin’s passion for creating stories emerged as a young child. Having lost her mother to Lupus when she was four, one of her biggest comforts was when her father and grandmother would read her bedtime stories. In her later youth she immersed herself in fantasy tales and began penning her own stories, winning the Etobicoke Public Library Award for young authors at the age of eleven. She was hooked, and her dream to be published was born.

Geneviève gets inspiration from the wide scope of literature that she reads, and spending time with her children traveling and enjoying nature. She believes that a great story is one that features a character on an intriguing adventure that has the reader feeling a part of their mission such as her newest picture book, Emily Bean and the Flying Machine, a story initially created for her daughter many years ago. She hopes her young readers come away from her books wanting to bring their own imagination to life.

When she isn’t writing inventive stories for children, Geneviève enjoys hiking with her family, landscape painting, working on dioramas, and cooking multicultural foods. With a heritage hailing from France, Ireland, Scotland, and the Philippines, Geneviève lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two children, and their two cats and a cockapoo. Emily Bean and the Flying Machine is her debut children’s book.

Emily Bean and the Ocean Marine, the second book in the Emily Bean series is set to be available August 2022.

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