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– Andrée Décarie –

Having participated in radio and TV programs, Andrée Décarie draws from her extensive international experience in information technology and fraud investigation, to write realistic thrillers.

Chartered accountant and a visionary IT pratictioner, her participation in economic fraud investigations and analysis of information systems controls has conducted her to become an EDP auditor (Electronic Data Pro- cessing). She pursued her career with several international companies im- plementing information systems.

She taught at the University of Montreal. She has lectured at the Institute of Internal Auditors and at Concordia University on various issues related to Information Technology security controls.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Pu- blic Accountancy from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Univer- sity of Montreal and a licensed Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She also has an Information Technology certificate.

Popularity and Technological Innovation

As the first thriller was launched in 2012, the author was invited to speak on TV and radio programs. For the re- lease of the second novel, a well- known Canadian senator spoke at the launch and has asked to participate once again as the third novel is re- leased (in 2014), making use of aug- mented reality. 





Interview with the author

Q : Have you always wanted to be a writer?

A.D. : At 14 years old, I wanted to be a journalist. At 18 I wrote my first mystery novel as part of my college education. The university has arrived and I chose to follow another passion. The intention of becoming a writer full-time one day never left me.

Q : How did you become a writer?

A.D. : I read a lot. Detective novels but especially science thriller, biographies, adventure novels, history books and stories. This is a project I wanted to achieve for many years. I was waiting for a good idea to emerge to push me into action. Then I read the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Upon learning that he died of a heart attack just couple of months after writing his novels, it gave me a shock. Would I have time to realize my passion?

Q : Where do you get your ideas for your novels?

A.D. : Airports and train stations are good places to give me ideas. I like watching people. I imagine their life, an adventure awaiting them at their destination. Then these characters come alive on the keyboard and I’m just telling what happens to them.