François Houle grew up in a small town outside of Montreal, moved to Toronto when he was ten, and currently lives in Ottawa. An avid reader from a young age, he tried to create a comic book when he was twelve, wrote hundreds of song lyrics as a teenager, and finally wrote his first novel in 1985. Over time, he’s tried various genres, and finally has settled on character-based stories that explore love, loss, grief, and hope.
François graduated from college in 1985 with a Programmer/Analyst diploma and then went into the ice cream business with his family, owning three Baskin-Robbins franchises for about 6 years. In 1991, he started his IT career which now spans 26 years.
In 2005, his father passed away and this is when he wrote what became It Happened to Us and Beautiful Midnight (coming in 2018). In January 2017, he wrote the two novellas We Became Us and Broken Hearts to complement It Happened to Us, using backstory that had been deleted from the main novel to further the story of some of the characters.
His plan for 2018 is to completely rewrite his third novel.
- I’m an amateur woodworker (I built the desk in my office where I write).
- I’m a big hockey and football fan.
- I love alternative music.