Sergine Desjardinsholds a Master of Arts in ethics. She is an essayist, biographer and novelist. She received the Jovette Bernier award for the biography Robertine Barry. On l’appelait Monsieur and in 2013 received the Marguerite Yourcenar independent international literary award for her novel Marie Major. In 2013, she received a grant from the Conseil des arts du Québec to enable her to write Isa, a diptych set against the background of the leprosy outbreak in 19th-century New Brunswick. Before beginning her writing career, Desjardins worked as a research assistant and freelance journalist and founded a youth-assistance organization.