About Marie-Louise Gay
Marie-Louise Gay was born in Quebec City into a nomadic family. She moved ten times before she was twelve years old, from Montreal to Vancouver and back, with frequent stops in between. During these travels, she learned to speak a new language (English), marveled at the landscapes of rocky mountains, wild oceans, rainforests and prairie skies, and understood that her best and most constant friends would always be books.
At age nine she was a child actor, and by age 17, she began to write and draw. She enrolled at the Institut des arts graphiques in Montreal, and studied graphic design. She majored in animation at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School and later studied illustration at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
Over the years, she has worked as a professional illustrator, illustrating magazines, textbooks and posters. Marie-Louise was a freelance art director and production manager for a children’s book publisher and illustration at the Université du Québec à Montréal. But she says her true love is creating children’s books.
Read a more detailed biography on her website.
Our July contest
Enter to win copies of Marie-Louise Gay’s books, Short Stories for Little Monsters, and Princess Pistachio as well as a drawing pad and pencils.
To enter, draw a little monster. Ballots available at your local library.
Find our contest post on Facebook.
enter on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BookClub150.
Lots of ways to enter. Good luck! Contest ends July 31st, 2017.
Please note that the prize must be picked up at an Annapolis Valley Regional Library Branch.
Click on a link below to visit www.valleylibrary.ca. Sign in with your AVRL library card, place a hold, and have a copy sent to the Valley Library of your choice.
Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise creatively answers this question (and so many more) in her book Any Questions.
What is Book Club 150?
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we are highlighting a different Canadian author or illustrator for each month of 2017. To celebrate with us, we encourage you to read the books, join our online conversation, and enter our monthly contests. Our featured books include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Pick up a copy at your local library, look for a Book Club in a Bag to share, or find a library Book Club near you. We’ll have special events and contests throughout the year, so be sure to visit our library website at www.valleylibrary.ca, or look for feature posts each month on our new library blog site, RenewYourCuriosity.ca.