Are there really ghosts at Regina’s Government House? Find out in Judith Silverthorne’s exciting book, Ghosts of Government House! For middle-years readers.
The book was recently chosen to be placed inside the new time capsule at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. The Legislature is one hundred years old, and a time capsule buried when it was built was unearthed in October 2012. The new time capsule will be buried sometime later this fall, once all the articles have been collected and properly prepared to last a century.
Jo and Yvette were on hand for a ceremony at the Legislature on October 11, 2012.
You can read more in an article in Weyburn This Week.
Alison was also on two panels and part of a blue-pencil workshop. For more details on what Alison has been up to, see the HSW Literary Agency News, where she is called “the hardest working YA author in Regina!”
Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Bundoran Press Publishing House
Crossings is the sequel to Alison’s novel Collapse of the Veil. Together, they make the Passage Through Time Series.
In the first book, Katie, her infant son Tyler, and her friend Lorne traveled a thousand years into the future to a desolate world still recovering from a catastrophe caused by a hole in the ozone layer. They meet Iannick, a young seer with uncertain powers, and learn that baby Tyler is the long-awaited baby described in a prophecy. Somehow Iannick expects them to save his world and its struggling inhabitants.
In the sequel, Kate, Tyler and Lorne must convince people at home that they are not crazy, while navigating their own confusing world of romantic attachments and the future world’s challenges of living without technology. If they can succeed, they just might be able to save the people they’ve come to love and cherish in the future and in the present.
You can purchase Crossings from Bundoran Press or your favourite bookstore.
Erik wanted to stay in Norway, but his mother’s new husband, Rolf, has brought the family to Canada. Farming in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s is hard to get used to, and there are problems. Dueck has captured the Norwegian voice in a well-written novel that is rich in detail of the Saskatchewan prairie and the early homesteaders.
~ excerpt from the Sask Book Awards program
Congratulations to Alison Lohans, who was selected as the YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts Category!
Alison certainly deserves this award; she has published 25 children’s books, has mentored, taught, and encouraged aspiring writers for as many years, with many of her students going on to be published and winning awards themselves. She also plays the cello, cornet, and recorder, and is active is Regina’s musical community.
Way to go, Alison!
Congratulations to the following Robins, whose books have been shortlisted for the 2012 Saskatchewan Book Awards!
- Adele Dueck, for Racing Home (Children’s Literature category)
- Alison Lohans, for Picturing Alyssa (Regina Book Award and Children’s Literature categories)
- Anne Patton and co-author Wilfred Burton, for Call of the Fiddle (Regina Book Award category)
- Anne Patton, for Full Steam to Canada! (Children’s Literature category)
The Award Gala takes place on April 28. Best of luck, Robins!