Chantal Bellehumeur is the author of 15 books of various genres, available to purchase on Amazon.  One of them includes the 12 short stories originally published in The Suburban Online Magazine.  Some of her work was also featured in other online magazines as well as anthologies, and her memoir of motherhood was included in a compilation book.  Because her memoir was so special to her, she also published it independently.  Chantal also published a few articles for a local newspaper.

 

 

         

I always loved to write.  As a child, I would staple pieces of papers together to make little books.  In my teenage years, I started working on short stories and novels but never finished anything.  I also started a movie script with my sister, which never got finished either.

I never actually thought about publishing anything until a friend of mine told me I should.  This was after completing my first novella "Veronica's Soap Opera Life" in 2009.
Before that, I was more interested in acting. I performed in a couple of amateur stage shows and joined a Youth run Theatre Company. I was also an extra in a few commercials, TV shows and movies.
My love for acting soon got replaced with the love for my son. I made him my number one priority.

I found it easier to write on my spare time than to work around other people's schedules to act. I discovered that I had to use some of my acting training to write since I had to put myself in the shoes of the characters I created.

I can't stop thinking of story ideas and am often in my own little world now.  Some people think I am weird, and I take it as a compliment.  I would hate to be normal."