Martine Arpin always has a notebook hiding somewhere so she can write down words, parts of sentences, ideas and images which suddenly appear, at any time of day or night, in her mind. Sometimes, these fragments become professional articles, model texts for writing workshops in class with elementary students, poems and stories. Studying the teaching of writing with experts in the domain has enabled her to grow as a teacher and to understand better the work of authors.
Thomas is her first book. It appeared in her head 15 years ago, rested for a long time in the drawer, then awoke one day, tapping her on the shoulder, so as to say: « I’m ready, now, and you, too. »