Meet Aimée
My name is Aimée Bissonette and I am the author of three picture books.

North Woods Girl was released by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in October 2015.

Miss Colfax’s Light was released by Sleeping Bear Press in March of 2016.

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest was released by Sleeping Bear Press in September of 2018.

I am lucky to have worn many hats in my life. (My daughters tease that I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!) I have been an occupational therapist, teacher, writer, lawyer, and small business owner. My favorite work—other than writing—is as a lawyer, helping other authors and illustrators get their books published.

I have always loved the outdoors and I find inspiration in the north woods, on the shores of Lake Superior, hiking in the mountains, and walking long stretches of sandy beach. I escape to the outdoors to write, think, and take photos. I also draw on my interpersonal relationships and stories of strong women from throughout history when I write. One of my favorite things to do is travel. Exploring new places and cultures, seeing new sights, meeting people, and eating foods I’ve never eaten before is such fun!

My family moved many, many times while I was growing up, so I’ve lived in a lot of places. My home now is in Minnesota, where I live with my husband and a crazy Irish Terrier named Guinness. Our house is in a nearly constant state of chaos, thanks to my two adult daughters, their pets, our extended family and our friends. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here’s a favorite quote of mine by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It sums up my view of life as well:

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

Thank you for visiting my website.

Look here for a reprintable bio, downloadable photos, a media release, and a Q&A about North Woods Girl.

Aimme and her dog
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