Update as of May 2014:
The French version of my book, Citoyen de Ville Joie, Souvenirs d’un orphelin is now available on all major online book retailers!
As for the English version, Citizen of Ville Joie, Memories of an orphan, it should be available in the fall of 2014…
Update as of May 2013:
Citizen of Ville Joie will now be a biography only. I have come to the conclusion that I no longer need the use of the “biography-through-fiction” format to relay the emotions of my story.
Thank you for your support!
Now, as for the subject of my project.
At the age of six, I was taken to an orphanage called Ville Joie, which means Happy Town. In the four years that followed, I was sent to five pre-adoption homes, which means I have stayed with a total of six different families in my youth. In between my stays with these families, I would return to Ville Joie while I waited, hoped and yes, feared that a family would come and take me away. This period of my life was filled with intense emotions as I encountered many people with good hearts as well as some with no souls.
On this blog I will post sentences from my project as it evolves. Let me know what you think but remember, this is only the first draft and as Justice Brandeis said : “There is no great writing, only great rewriting”.
And yes, it is me in the picture at the top of the page. If I remember correctly, it was taken about a thousand years ago.
Enjoy your stay,
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