Paulette Bourgeois
Paulette Bourgeois

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Name: Paulette Bourgeois
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Female
Birth Day: July 20, 1951
Age: 71
Country: Canada
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Paulette Bourgeois

Paulette Bourgeois was born on July 20, 1951 in Canada (71 years old). Paulette Bourgeois is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Paulette Bourgeoisnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2003.

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Before Fame

She attended the University of Western Ontario and worked as an occupational therapist before beginning her writing career.

Biography Timeline


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bourgeois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1974. She was a psychiatric occupational therapist for three years before deciding to focus on her writing. She studied journalism at Carleton University then worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Television. She became a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. contributing pieces to Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader's Digest and Maclean's. She returned to Toronto in 1983. Bourgeois graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2009.


After the birth of her first child, Natalie, she decided to write a children's book. Inspired by the Season 7 episode of M*A*S*H entitled C*A*V*E, where Hawkeye Pierce admits that he is claustrophobic and refuses to go into a cave, "If I were a turtle I would be afraid of my own shell", he explained. After Franklin in the Dark was illustrated by Brenda Clark and published in 1986.


In 2003, she became a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2007, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario, and an Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Family Life

Paulette had two children, Natalie and Gordon.

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