My name is Gersande La Flèche. I am a writer and I live in Montréal / Tiohtià:ke with my partner Leif, a fluffy, operatic cat called Ben Le Flouffe — who is frankly the true protagonist of our little household — and a young Brittany spaniel called Pippin.

I use they/them/their pronouns.


The name of Montréal, Québec in Kanien’kéha. Tiohtià:ke is situated on the unceded territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka, traditionally the meeting place between nations.

To situate myself in the ongoing colonization of North America, I am a settler of Breton, Italian, Québécois-Irish and Colombian origin. 

I'm the sysadmin of silvan.cloud, a Mastodon micro-instance, and I'm the community manager and owner of millefeuilles.cloud, an anti-corporate private social network focused on reading and financed by community donations.

In my free time, my nose is in a book or a notebook, a cup of green tea never far. When I'm not lost in my books, I'm either in the ballet studio or in the woods, ideally skiing.

This blog is a digital notebook I've been scribbling in since 2009, where I document my life and my projects, and think aloud on writing, dance, books, games, and of course, tea. I write this blog in both English and French and don't use any automated text generation tools: the ever-present typos prove it!

On top of following the blog, you can also find out what I'm doing now; how my latest big writing projects are going; and if you're a gadget or software nerd like me, you might also like to check out my tools page, which lists some of the indispensable equipment I use.

I can also be found on Mastodon, on Instagram, and, though less actively, on Twitter.

My blog is shared on the following pages: nownownow, and formerly on Michal Zelazny's blogroll.