Geneviève Pettersen was born in 1982. The Goddess of Fireflies, her first novel, was originally published in French as La déesse des mouches à feu by Le Quartanier (2013). She is currently working on its sequel. For years she wrote the widely-read Madame Chose column for the La Presse newspaper which were collected into a book. She is currently a columnist for Chatelaine.