Annie Joan Gagnon was born in 1975 in the province of Québec. For 12 years, she worked in the education sector as a sign language interpreter. In 2006, the publishing house Les messagers des étoiles published her first novel, entitled Dandy. Today Ms. Gagnon is a writer, painter and violinist. She splits her time between Québec and Germany and draws inspiration from her many trips to write stories and bring her paintings to life.