Timefall, by Alison Lohans

Timefall, by Alison Lohans

Being a single mom at 15 is tough! Biking along the creek, all Katie wants is a few moments of peace away from her teething baby, her bratty brother, her nagging mom, and her callous classmates. Finding a quiet spot to reflect on the unfairness of it all, she sits on a rock–and falls out of the world.

Being the very last apprentice in a centuries-long unbroken line of Seers is unthinkable! Mourning the death of his elderly mentor, Iannik and everyone else can tell he lacks the True Sight to take her place. Without a Seer to summon the T’laaure, the prophesies will go unfulfilled, and the last remnants of his people will face a bleak, directionless future.

Two worlds on the verge of ecological collapse: one already doomed by its lack of vision, the other by a vision unfulfilled. Can a group of teens find each other–and more importantly, themselves–in time to save at least one world?

Timefall is a new version of the book previously published by Five Rivers Press, which was an extensively revised and updated version of Alison’s two previous novels Collapse of the Veil and Crossings.

You can order it in papberback and Kindle formats from:

See some exciting reviews and more at Alison’s website.

Alison Lohans Reflects on 35 Years of Robins

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In 1984 Alison Lohans and Gillian Richardson, both emerging children’s authors who lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, decided to start a writing group. Thirty-five years and well over 150 books later, the Children’s Writers’ Round Robin is still going strong — and Alison and Gillian are both still a part of it while other writers have come and gone (and sometimes come again).

Here is Alison’s blog post reflecting on the past 35 years of being a Robin, and here’s to many more years to come!

The Saskatchewan Children’s Writers’ Round Robin: 35 Years of Writing and Growing Together

 

3 Robin books in CanLit’s top selections for classrooms

Adeline's Dream, by Linda Aksomitis

Three books by three Robins have been included in the current #WeHaveDiverseBooks catalogue – an initiative of the Association of Canadian Publishers’ Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom program.

The books are:

No Place for Kids

No Place for Kids, by Alison Lohans

No Place for Kids, by Alison Lohans
No Place for Kids, by Alison Lohans

Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Wandering Fox Books (an imprint of Heritage House)
Ages: 9-11

978-1-772030 -17- 4  (paperback)  $ 7.95
978-1-772030 -18-1  (epub) $5.99
978-1-772030 -19-8  (epdf)  $5.99

Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and loses his grip on his family. As twelve-year-old Jennifer approaches maturity, she  starts to develop a tough exterior, especially when she attracts unwelcome attention from one of her father’s friends.

With nothing left to lose, the two sisters decide run away to their mother’s sister in Vancouver, setting out with very little money and no clear plan. Along the way, they must overcome fear, loneliness, illness, and the conflict inherent in their sibling relationship. This emotional story deals with mature themes, but it is ultimately about the enduring bonds of family.

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An earlier version of this book was published by Roussan in 1999. It was given an “Our Choice” citation from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the Children’s Literature category.

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Download Alison’s No Place for Kids – Curriculum Tie-in.

Robins Picture Books shortlisted for 2014 Sask Book Awards

Two picture books by Robins have been nominated for the 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards in the SaskEnergy Children’s Book Category.

These are Dear Flyary, by Dianne Young, and Leaving Mr. Humphries, by Alison Lohans.

Winners will be announced on April 26, 2014.

Congratulations, Alison and Dianne!

Dear Flyary, by Dianne Young
Dear Flyary, by Dianne Young

Leaving Mr. Humphries, by Alison Lohans
Leaving Mr. Humphries, by Alison Lohans

Leaving Mr. Humphries

Leaving Mr. Humphries, by Alison Lohans
Leaving Mr. Humphries, by Alison Lohans

Author: Alison Lohans

Illustrator: Gretchen Ehrsam

Publisher: Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-927756-07-2

Josh takes his teddy bear and companion, Mr. Humphries, to visit Grandpa at the lake, even though his mom thinks he’s too old for a teddy bear. Mr. Humphries does all sorts of things with Josh. But what will Josh do when Mr. Humphries is ready for an adventure of his own?

Read a CM Review.

Buy from Chapters or Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Download Alison’s Leaving Mr Humphries – curriculum tie-in .

Shorlisted for the 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards in the SaskEnergy Children’s Literature category.

Crossings

Crossings, by Alison Lohans
Crossings, by Alison Lohans

Author: Alison Lohans

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 Alison.