Professional Biography

Laurie Stewart Fortier earned a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College and an M.Ed. from Stanford University. She was a college teacher for over 25 years teaching psychology, learning theory, and teacher education. Laurie also worked in academic publishing winning the Quebec Government's award for best textbook adaptation in 2013. She is an active member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge. She lives with her family in Quebec City, Canada.


Get to know me!

I grew up in New York and fell in love in California! I have lived in Quebec City, my French-Canadian husband’s home town for 33 years. My family is my world. The seashore is my happy place. There is no animal I don’t love. My favorite activities include laughing, singing, knitting, and sewing.
Enjoy these photographic glimpses of my world!

In the pictures, my husband Paul, our gang and a few of our pets!

Pierre, Steph and baby Luna


Jackie and Jo

David and Lydia-Rose