Nadine Mackenzie lives in Calgary, Alberta. She has published 27 books in French, including children’s literature, novels, biographies and history. Her book Du sang bleu dans l’ouest du Canada (Blue Blood in the West of Canada) received an official “Century Certification” to commemorate the First World War from the French government, the only award of its kind to be granted in Canada. She has previously been a journalist and now works as a conference interpreter. She received an M.A. in History of Music from the University of La Sorbonne and has completed Musicology and History of the Arts research at the University of Vienna. Nadine Mackenzie has also received a certificate in Fundamentals of Petroleum from the University of Texas and a certificate in Business Management from the Institute of Public Affairs of Dalhousie University. Her free time is spent riding horses.