Hubner-McLean was born in Nancy, France and landed as an immigrant with her parents at Pier 21 Nova Scotia, Canada in the 50’s. Married to a wonderful man, with 2 sons and two grandsons, she holds her life with her family dear to her heart. She graduated from Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario in Cultural/Native Studies with a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in 2002; Bachelor of Education from York University, Toronto, Ontario in 2003 and Additional qualifications as a Special Education, Specialist in 2007.
Hubner-McLean enjoys music, gardening, animals and birds, walking in the woods and boating. Her passion is writing plays, non-fiction and fiction stories and historical issues. Presently, lives in the outskirts of Perth, Ontario and retired from teaching from the York Region District School Board teaching Secondary level students grade 9-12 Learning Strategies, History, Geography and Applied English.
March 14/13 she was on Rogers TVO/Daytime in Ottawa to promote this book and its up-coming series as well. As a published author for a local newspaper, Coaststar in St. Augustine, Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland and Ottawa; published author for the website, www.wildviolet.net/birthday_blue/leon.html or on her website: www.corvusandme.com. She was also recognized by the Women’s Status of Canada in 2002 due to the above journal. Recognized member of Worldwide Who's Who Branding. Part of the Writer's Festival of Ottawa, August 23, 2014. Now member of the Retired Women of Teaching of Ontario (RWTO) 2015.
Joëlle now retired was a Secondary teacher in Special Education and English so that she could give her students a chance to express themselves and create their own identity. For she knew how to tune in what children face day to day of their lives and tries to maintain the importance of that fact in her stories where kids can relate. Even though Hübner-McLean’s book is geared for young adults, its reminiscent prose and settings would appeal to the older audience as well.