And you thought the garden was a quiet place…

“Coming Soon”

Slime&Crime cover with snail advancing towards danger.

Police procedural / humor/ garden fantasy/ snails

And you though the garden was a quiet place…

Called on an accidental heat-death, the best sleuth of the Greater Garden Police Department suspects foul play. Officer Gowoon slogs her way through her investigation, among the low-lifes and beer-smugglers, warding off colleagues mating attempts and keeping a wary eyestalk for those lightning-fast giants roaming the territory. Fortunately, she can count on brawny Zgouish for assistance, but his bad-slogger charm instills fuzzy feeling under her shell…

Soon she finds herself head over shell engulfed in a murky case that could spell the end of her career in the GGPD… and her life.

ISBN 978-1-988339-65-8 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-988339-67-2  (print)

Amazon / Kobo / Smashwords / D2D

Clouds of Phoenix

Planet-opera / handicapped heroine / Middle grade book  

A WOW novel  

Blanche, a young paraplegic girl walking with a cobbled-up exosqueleton, observes the strange clouds in the sky of planet Phoenix. She suspects a link between the cloud’s dances and the ruins of a very old city predating their settlement. Except that everyone else is too busy to listen to her…


978-1-988339-49-8 (epub)
978-1-988339-50-4 (mobi)
978-1-988339-51-1 (Smashwords)
978-1-988339-52-8 (Print)

Lien universel

December 2018

Ice Monarch

A Monarch butterfly over the Arctic Ice

Dystopia / Ecology / Trans-humanism

A human transplanted inside a giant monarch butterfly body roams an Earth scarred by climatic changes. He checks out pockets of survivors and reports for his industrial masters, who live in lavish palaces rolling over the Arctic synthetic ice. The monarch is undestructible, as long as he keep to the rarefied altitudes. But can he stay indifferent to the suffering going on under his wings?

A compelling ecological tale by multiple awards-winning Canadian SF author Michèle Laframboise.

“A gripping and harrowing tale… rich in vivid, evocative details.”
–Maria Haskins

“A well done tale.”

“« Monarque des Glaces », de Michèle Laframboise,
sans doute le plus beau texte, crépusculaire, triste, et tragique.”

978-1-988339-59-7 ebook

978-1-988339-60-3 (print)

Amazon / Kobo /

May 2018

COVER_Brave New Mom

Brave new mom

true story / memories / maternity

Any mother-to-be has to waddle through a landmine of expectations.

The true story of my valiant efforts at birthgiving… and the mounting guilt after I find out that my body can’t produce more children. What wrong turn had I taken? Could I have avoid the cesarean section?

This short and quirky story will resonate with all the mothers crushed under the pressure of performance, by Michèle Laframboise. With sketches and pictures by the author.

KOBO / Amazon / Smashwords

February 2018

The cover of White Valentine, a funny winter romance



A fantasy geek locked out of his car in a raging snowstorm, late for his blind date, and he’s no elfin warrior. A young woman, no princess either with the scar marring her face, her hopes fading as the snow piles on.

Will this heavy snowfall doom their Valentine date?

A funny and short WOW romance!

978-1-988339-45-0  epub
978-1-988339-46-7 mobi
978-1-988339-47-4 smashwords
978-1-988339-48-1 (print)
Kobo / Amazon / Smashwords

Universal Link

November 2017



Space-opera/Humor/Action – A WOW Short-story

Loongunis need constant change to thrive, while the strange-haired Earthmen hate the endless unstability. When a sabotage stops the shift engines of their traveling Box, the enforced immobility will drive all Loongunis aboard into madness… unless their translator finds a solution!

Science fiction adventure at its best, told by multiple award-winning author Michèle Laframboise.

If you like first contact stories featuring an alien POV, this one is for you! A chunky 7000-word SF story.

— When things go haywire (…) the psychological and mathematical elements of the tale come even more to the fore and they are quite interesting.   
Featured Futures

The author does a good job narrating from the point of view of an alien who thinks in very different ways from a human.
Victoria Silverwolf, Tangent Online

Collection: WOW 

Length: 7000 words

Price: about one cup of coffee

ISBN 978-1-988339-36-8  (epub)
ISBN 978-1-988339-37-5 (mobi)
ISBN 978-1-988339-38-2 (Smashwords)
ISBN 978-1-988339-40-5 (POD)

Kobo  / KDP / Smashwords /  POD /
Universal Link

May 2017

Cover of story

Cardboard Boy

Psychological suspense / family ties / child labour

Theo, a dispirited workplace humanitarian, audits a child worker at a cardboard factory, in a port city somewhere in Asia. He is impressed by young Malak’s maturity and grit. When that boy, the same age as Theo’s own son, disappears, he cannot let it rest. His quest for answers only raises more questions about the traps of structured help and acquired privilege.

An unsettling story quietly told by multiple awards-winning author Michèle Laframboise.

Echovisions Collection

Length: 11 660 words
Price: about 1 cup of coffee

ISBN 978-1-988339-22-1 (mobi)
ISBN 978-1-988339-19-1  (epub)
ISBN 978-1-988339-21-4 (Smashwords)
ISBN 978-1-988339-22-1 (POD)

Kobo  / KDP Smashwords /  POD /
Universal Link

December 2016

 Condor Cliff Cover

Condor Cliff 

Mystery  / humor / older woman protagonist

Equipped with her Sibley guide, explorer hat and field glasses, Amanda Byrd fearlessly pursues the most elusive bird species.

Following on her late husband’s footsteps, she explores a beautiful canyon, along with a gaggle of tourists led by Ed, a very patient native guide. As a majestic California Condor swoops overhead, Amanda discovers that their group has been trapped at the bottom with their only way to climb back up sabotaged. Ed fears that the canyon will become a mortal cauldron as the day progress.

Who did it, and why? The canyon keeps many secrets, linked to her husband’s past…

A short-story introducing fearless and feisty Lady Byrd!

Collection: WOW 

Length: 8000 words
Price: about one cup of coffee

ISBN 978-1-988339-02-3 (epub)
ISBN 978-1-988339
ISBN 978-1-988339-11-5 (smashwords)
ISBN 978-1-988339-08-5 (POD)

Kobo / D2D / KDP / POD

Universal link

November 2016


Coffee and Chocolate

true story / memories / horses / all-ages

A passenger onboard a train sees a couple of brown horses in an unkempt field. She wonders if they are neglected or loved for by their owner. That small field may be the horses’ last protection against a one-way trip to the slaughterhouse…

A very short but haunting true story by Michèle Laframboise, Canadian multi-award winner author. The tale is complemented with a list of horse rescue centers and a few horse sketches from her hand.

Echoes Collection

Length: 1400 words + Horse rescue centers’ annex
Price: 1/3 cup of coffee

ISBN 978-1-988339-05-4 (epub)
ISBN 978-1-988339-06-1 (mobi)
ISBN 978-1-988339-09-2 (smashwords)

Kobo / D2D / KDP

Universal link

 October 2016


Women are from Mars, Men are from Venus

Science-fiction / humor / adventure 

Translated from the French by Sheryl Curtis

An overweight Martian geologist copes with day-to-day harassment as the sole woman in a prospecting team, while the specter of an all-out war looms over the red planet.

To endure the lonely hours of exploration, Ligia dreams of the floating cities of Venus, scientific havens where she could never go.

When a freak accident leaves her stranded far from base camp, she must draw upon her willpower, her anger and her scant resources to face the incoming sandstorm.

But what is mere survival worth on a dying world where low-wage females outnumber available males three to one?

This quirky and sarcastic story was originally published in TESSERACTS 10 (Edge Publishing).

“…a story about human resourcefulness in the face of an otherwise certain death on the surface of Mars.”
(Paul Lappen, Dead Trees Review)

…an account of a resourceful fat (this is a plot point) female protagonist stuck on Mars.”
(Can. Lit. Reviews, no 200)

WOW Collection

Length: 8800 words
Price: 1 cup of coffee

ISBN 978-1-988339-01-6  (epub)
ISBN 978-1-988339-16-0  (print)

Kobo / D2D / KDP

Universal link

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