Michel Gauthier was born in October 1954 on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, across from the then smoke-spewing chimney stacks of East Montreal, Canada. He grew up to the conflicting rhythms of a sprawling metropolis and a quiet three hundred year old village.
His short fiction has been published in Storyteller, Canada's Short Story Magazine, in Stellar Showcase Journal, and in Island Writer. One his pieces won Storyteller's 2005 Great Canadian Story Contest. His non-fiction articles on canoeing have been published in Kanawa, Canada's Paddling Magazine.
Michel now resides in Comox, a quiet Vancouver Island town on the shores of the Straight of Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys canoeing, hiking, and fishing.