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Alison Lohans

Alison Lohans

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Alison Lohans was born and raised in Reedley, California. She immigrated to Canada in 1971 and has lived in Regina since 1976. She received her B.A. in Music from CalState, Los Angeles in 1971, her postgraduate diploma in Elementary Education from the University of Victoria in 1976, and her M.Ed. from the University of Regina in 2002. Alison has published 28 books with Canadian and international publishers, has three more books slated for release in 2022, and another book whose publication has been delayed to an uncertain time. She gives numerous readings and workshops, often mentors other writers, and teaches occasionally. She served as Writer in Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-2003. Other passions include music and travelling.

Regina, SK


The 1-Dogpower Garden Team. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2021
Canine Cupid. BWL Publishing, 2021
Germy Johnson's Stolen Skateboard. Kindle Direct Publishing, 2022
Strong As a Pharaoh (working title). BWL Publishing, June 2022
Tyler Evans the Great. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, June 2022
Timefall. Kindle Direct Publishing, 2020
Caught in the Crossfire. Pearson Education Australia, originally slated for 2019, but postponed
Timefall. Five Rivers Publishing, 2018
No Place for Kids. Heritage House, 2014, 1999
Leaving Mr. Humphries. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013
Crossings. Bundoran Press, 2012
Stop That Pup!. Pearson Education, New Zealand, 2012
The Break. Pearson Education, New Zealand, 2012
Picturing Alyssa. Dundurn, 2011
Dog Alert. Pearson Education, New Zealand (now Australia), 2011
Collapse of the Veil. Bundoran Press, 2010
Doppelganger. Pearson Education, New Zealand (now Australia), 2010
Germy Johnson's Piano War. aemWORKS Publishing, 2010
Don't Think Twice. Your Nickel's Worth/Thistledown Press, 2009, 1997
River Rat. Pearson Education, New Zealand, 2008
Germy Johnson's Secret Plan. aemWORKS Publishing/Scholastic Canada, 2008, 1992
This Land We Call Home. Pearson Education, New Zealand (now Australia), 2007, 2012, 2015, 2019
The Raspberry Room. Orca, 2006
Old, Tired Dog. Reed/Heinemann Education, New Zealand, 2006
Tunings (a poetry chapbook). B -) Print Editions, 2005
Waiting for the Sun. Red Deer Press, 2001
Sundog Rescue. Annick, 1999
No Place for Kids. Roussan, 1999
Skateboard Kids. Roussan, 1999
Getting Rid of Mr. Ribitus. Hodgepog Books, 1998.
Nathaniel's Violin. Orca, 1996.
Laws of Emotion. Thistledown, 1993.
Foghorn Passage. Stoddart, 1992, 1997.
Mystery of the Lunchbox Criminal. Scholastic Canada, 1990
Can You Promise Me Spring?. Scholastic Canada, 1986
Who Cares About Karen?. Scholastic Canada, 1983


Regina YWCA Jacqui Schumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts, 2012
Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature for This Land We Call Home (Pearson Education, NZ, 2007), 2008
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award for Mystery of the Lunchbox Criminal, 1996.
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award for Can You Promise me Spring?, 1994.
Shortlisted, many major awards for Leaving Mr. Humphries, Picturing Alyssa; Doppelganger; Waiting for the Sun; No Place for Kids; Sundog Rescue; Getting Rid of Mr. Ribitus; Don't Think Twice; Nathaniel's Violin; Laws of Emotion; and Foghorn Passage
Most of Alison's books have appeared on the Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" List.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Using some of her childhood manuscripts, this author talks about how she became a writer. She reads selections from at least two of her books, talks about the writing/publishing process, and welcomes questions from the audience.

Presentation Length:
60 min.
K-through high school
Audience Size: