Murielle Cyr started creating stories in grade school and never stopped. Her high school teachers would often catch her scribbling her stories during history and geography classes. The model for her evil characters in those days would be the nasty teachers who constantly bombarded her with tons of useless homework.
There was less time while her children grew up, but she managed to write after they were tucked in for the night. Some of her stories and poems made their way to literary magazines and anthologies.
Her favourite activity as a primary teacher was reading aloud to the students. She would sometimes read them stories she had written just for them. Their fun was trying to figure out if they appeared as one of the characters in her stories. Children are naturally drawn to a good story and will often relate to the character's problems and fears. Even as adults we all want to be an important character in someone's book. Writing for children was an easy choice for her after she retired from teaching. She has tons of book ideas for the more mature audience and will start working on them in the coming months.
She has always been a listener. Over the years she's tried to listen with the heart which has made her discover a chain of steep mountains and waterfalls within her. That is what she searches for in her readings and tries to convey in her writing. Reading to her is a passionate discovery of revival, writing is a stumbling prayer.
Writing and social media consume a lot of her time, but she also enjoys Tai Chi, making batches of handcrafted soap, experimenting with recipes she finds on the internet, and trying to second-guess her dog.
Contact her one of her blogs: http://storiesthatcamebeforeus.blogspot.ca