Réal Laplaine was born in Montreal, Canada, spending most of his growing years in Toronto. In search of answers which his formal education did not provide, he headed south of the border, to America, and worked for over thirty years in a career, while studying about spirituality and life, and travelling much of the world. The people he met, the close encounters with death and some incredulous experiences along the way, inspired and laid the groundwork for his writing career. Some years ago, he relocated to Sweden where he now lives with his wife and two cats and began his writing career. In his own words:
"I write to tell a good story, stories that resonate from the quintessential depths of me, which both entertain readers and which, I hope, help to raise consciousness about who we are and about the universe we find ourselves living in."