Here's a bit about Benoit Chartier is a Canadian author living in the National Capital Region of Canada. He is married and has two young sons. He is fascinated by humanity and all its proclivities. He fancies himself writer, philosopher and professional brooder. You'll usually find him brooding about town, in a happy mood.
What's it all about?
From the day an author came to his school, creating the link between art and the artist, Benoit has been obsessed with story creation, and its applications toward the greater good. It took about ten years and much practice, but he now thinks he has the whole swing of things under control. Now he spends his time between his day job, raising a family, writing, blogging, podcasting, procrastinating and traveling the world.
You have frequently asked questions, and we have frequently answered answers. Kinda.
Where were you born?
Right on this planet. In the Ontario wilderness, ten minutes from Ottawa.
Is it hard being an author?
It is both frustrating and rewarding. It's something I recommend doing if you don't mind both ripping out your hair and weeping for joy. Sometimes simultaneously.
How long does it take to write a book?
It takes the time it takes. I don't have a deadline. As soon as the story is done, in my mind, that's when I let it out to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
How long have you been writing?
For as long as I can remember. When I was a child I both enjoyed reading and writing. My reading informed my writing, as is always the case. I frequently wrote Christmas stories for CBC Radio contests. When I finally made the connection between books and authors, I knew what I wanted to do.
What has inspired you to write?
I started writing in earnest when I lived in Japan in 2013. My Japanese was pretty poor, and I had few people to talk to. Plus I had an hour and a half commute down a mountain, to a city, where I taught English. I frequently wrote stories in my head on the way to work, then transcribed them when I got home.
Have a look at Benoit's Blog. You never know where his mind will wander to next!