Tania Boulet and her love for children’s writing

Tania Boulet and her love for children’s writing
Tania Boulet and her love for children’s writing

MAGAZINE. Tania Boulet was destined to write books. As soon as she started putting words down on paper, she started telling stories. Even today, his boundless creativity has no limits. The author has seventeen novels to her credit and she doesn’t plan to stop there.

“My parents read me a lot of stories when I was little. When I was six years old, I thought everyone wrote books. It was normal in my head. This is what we call vocation,” says the woman who is originally from Havre-Saint-Pierre.

As soon as she had a free minute, Tania Boulet took refuge in her Canada notebooks, writing all kinds of stories. She wrote her first book in the first year of elementary school. The title? The little flower and the four seasons. She liked to feature members of her entourage, like her friends or even the boys who attended her school.

The author sent her first manuscript to a publishing house when she was 15 years old. “It was refused. The editor replied to me by saying: ”A hundred times on the job, submit your work”. He encouraged me to continue. It is by writing that you become a writer. It motivated me. For me, it was clear that it was going to work one day.”

More determined than ever, Tania Boulet rolled up her sleeves. A new manuscript has emerged, Song for Frédéric. The author features teenagers who form a music group to participate in a competition. “I was 16 when I started it. I didn’t know how to finish it. I put it aside. my first year of CEGEP, I fell back on it. I decided to finish it. I sent it to Quebec ,” she says.

The latter had a favorable response, but she had to rework her book. The author rewrote the story from A to Z. The publishing house gave the green light.

At the age of 21, she held one of her novels for the first time in her hands. “I remember getting the message that my copies were coming. It was in September. That day, I had classes at university. I stayed home to be there when my package arrived with my books. I felt an incredible sense of accomplishment and pride when I saw my name on the cover,” she says.

The years passed and the books published added up. Tania Boulet has chosen to pursue a career in physiotherapy. At the same time, she continues her work as an author. “That’s how I realize myself. For me, it’s important to create,” she maintains.

Three and a half years ago, she moved to Drummondville with her six children. She implemented a new daily routine. “I get up at 4:30 a.m. I write for an hour. Then I do yoga and meditation. I’m going to work. In the evening, I take care of the children. It’s important for me to write every day.”

Children’s literature

Tania Boulet is passionate about children’s literature. It’s natural for her to address teenagers. Among other things, she loved writing the novel entitled A real girl. “It’s the story of Mia who is a baseball player. She will be part of the Côte- team for the Quebec Games. It’s inspired by my son Félix’s experience. He participated in the competition. He was my technical advisor.”

A real girl talks about friendship, surpassing oneself, adolescence and love. The target audience is 12 to 17 years old.

His most recent publication is The fairy lake. Tania Boulet brings to life the character of Maëlle, a great dreamer who is projected into a parallel universe. Those entering secondary school face several challenges. Beyond fantasy, the story addresses the issue of appearances, self-confidence and the importance of finding one’s passion.

The author stepped out of her comfort zone through the project. This is the first time that Tania Boulet has written for readers aged nine to twelve. She opted for a different approach. “The characters’ thoughts and concerns are not the same. You also have to pay attention to the vocabulary used.”

The publication of this book represents a Source of pride for her.

When the opportunity arises, Tania Boulet loves to meet readers. Last year, she spoke with secondary five students at Marie-Rivier school. “It was in my twins’ class. I had a lot of fun. I found that the young people were turned on. They asked a lot of questions. It was a great experience,” she says.

The Drummondvilloise already has other literary projects in her sights. The second volume of the book The fairy lake will appear in the fall. And then, she is already working on a new novel for adolescents.

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