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New Picture Book

"Delightful and dreamy, a book that's as beautiful as it is insightful ..."~The Prairies Book Review

"A whimsical adventure ... Offering a fantasy spin, this engaging tale encourages readers

to accept themselves and others."~ Kirkus Reviews

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A FriesenPress




Children's Book Author 


"For many years, I have been charmed by Jennifer Paquette’s ability to tell a story. The clarity of her concept and her artistry are impressive as she expertly draws us into her vision. I have also admired her work as a mentor to young people, helping to develop their storytelling skills.

~Ron Cameron-Lewis    

Professor Emeritus, Sheridan College


Jennifer fell in love with stories when, as a child, she would read under the blankets long past bedtime, flashlight in hand. She spent her teen years acting in school plays, then toured with a repertory theatre company in the early 80's.

Jennifer is a Theatre Ontario award-winning director and designer and the founder and retired artistic director of CAST Theatre Company, an interdisciplinary arts program for young people that operated out of the Market Centre Theatre (1996-2016). She is a prize-winning short story writer (Eden Mills Literary Contest, Stratford Writers Festival) whose creative work has appeared in Canadian Stories Magazine, TheNational Arts Centre's Canada Performs Series and elsewhere. 

Jennifer has published two children's books - wish - a collaboration with artist Shane Norrie (BookArt, 2019) and Iris and Cora - Adventures of the Tall Cousins, illustrated by Krystan Maclean, (FriesenPress October, 2021) and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Jennifer loves design of all kinds, hanging with her gaggle of granddaughters and adventuring with her mini Aussie Betsy. She co-owns and operates jpvoiceovers with her partner in all things, Jason. They work out of their home studio in Stratford, ON


Eden Mills Literary Contest 
Creative Nonfiction Runner-Up

"In Between" is an understated and poetic personal essay about the death of a parent during pandemic times that adopts bird and sky imagery to underline

its themes of loss and relinquishment."

Judges Susan Olding & Sylvia Olsen 

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