Tag Archives: Ammi-Joan Paquette

June 18


When Laurie Ann Thompson and I do school visit presentations based on our TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE book series, one of the things we like to start with is reading our author bios, as printed in the first book in the series, Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! Each of us included three […]

June 27

Summer Reading Fun… for All! by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

Ahhh, summer is finally here! “No more classes, no more books…” wait! No more books? That’s not what anyone really wants, is it? Surely no one reading this blog, in any case! 🙂 One of the things we like most about summer is that there’s even more time for even more books–and the very best […]

March 13

THE TRAIN OF LOST THINGS by Ammi-Joan Paquette – Reviewed by: Bridget Hodder

  “Late at night, that’s when the magic was strongest. When stories swirled like fog and trembled like dreams made real.”   There’s a tender, shimmering enchantment to be found at the heart of Ammi-Joan Paquette’s new Middle Grade novel, THE TRAIN OF LOST THINGS.   In Middle Grade literature, it’s rare to find the […]

June 30

Truths and Lies by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

Many people have been surprised to learn that when we first conceived of the idea that eventually became Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! in 2013, we weren’t thinking at all about information literacy. We just thought the world was an endlessly fascinating–and sometimes hard to believe–place. As we started collecting ideas for stories to include […]

September 15

Once More Into the Breach: A Writer Examines the Art of the Sequel by Ammi-Joan Paquette

So, there was a day—not too long ago, although it seems like decades to this jaded eye—when I would have told you, quite sincerely and with a straight face: “Sequels? Wow! They are so much easier to write than stand-alones.” This was, of course, the voice of assumption rather than experience. But it made sense, […]

July 21


Have you ever heard of the bowerbird? Native to Australia and New Guinea, this bird isn’t particularly special in appearance, in size, or in shape—it’s pretty typical, in fact, in just every way but one. The special thing about the bowerbird is not what it is, but what it does. Namely? It collects things. Pretty […]