About Me

Johanne Levesque is the author of "Trouble and Strife," which is a historical fiction novel that follows a family during the Great Depression, and "In the Pink: A World War II Story," the World War Two sequel to "Trouble and Strife."

In her spare time, Johanne enjoys training her smart and friendly Doberman Pinscher, Oscar, to be a service dog.

Johanne Levesque graduated from York University with a BA in Psychology. She has completed seven marathons across the United States and Canada. She has been a team lead in the transportation, banking, pension, legal and education sectors. Johanne has been able to make a difference in the lives of nearly two dozen African children by supporting an orphanage in Tanga, Tanzania. She travels to Tanga once a year at the beginning of the school year to make sure all the orphans will be able to afford the fees for tuition, uniforms and school supplies as she believes that education is the key to their success.

More About Me

Listen to my interview on the Debut Author Podcast to learn more about me:


Johanne is available for speeches at Rotary Clubs, Royal Canadian Legions, Probus Clubs, libraries, and other venues for audiences of 5 to 500 people. For availability and to set up an engagement, please contact her at: johanne-levesque@live.ca


"Johanne Levesque spoke to the Orangeville Probus Club on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The title of her presentation was 'Why Everyone Should Write a Book.' She described the steps she took in writing her historical novel; the research, the editing and the eventual publishing. Although she is soft spoken she held the attention of the audience with her personal stories and motivations, humour and many examples of what a writer would face when writing a historical novel. She was especially effective when she involved the audience and responded to many questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Johanne to any group wanting a well-spoken, entertaining and effective presenter who related very well with our members." - Bill Roy, Program Chair, Orangeville Probus Club

"You touched all of our hearts with your talk in a way few other authors/writers have. On behalf of the Uxbridge Probus club: I thank you very much for your beautifully sincere talk. If there were any latent authors in the room, I’m sure you inspired them to get on with it." - Chris Begg, Uxbridge Probus Club Speaker Chair

"Johanne delivered a fantastic presentation for her first book, "Trouble and Strife," at our Library. Johanne’s welcoming approach to questions about her book and her writing process was refreshing and enjoyable. Her presentation was engaging and captured our audience’s attention very quickly. We look forward to inviting her back to hear all about her sequel." - Laura Lambert, Gravenhurst Library

"We welcomed Johanne Levesque to our Collingwood Library. Johanne’s talk was well attended and well received. Her explanation of her novel was excellent and engaging. After sharing snippets from the novel, Johanne would explain why these sections were important and what research went into those ideas. Johanne went into great detail about the enormous amount of research that went into writing her novel and the process of publishing a book. The Collingwood Public Library thoroughly enjoyed hosting Johanne and look forward to having her come back upon completion of her next book." - Ami Schimanski, Collingwood Public Library