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Judith Silverthorne

Judith Silverthorne

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Judith Silverthorne has authored over a dozen books for publication, most of which are children's literary novels, while two are adult non-fiction, one is a picture book and another a YA novel. All feature Saskatchewan in some way, where she's lived most of her life in both urban and rural settings. The people, landscape and history of the province inspire her material. As a freelance writer, she has also written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines. She continues to write other books, including novels for Chilildren, Young Adults and Adults.

Judith has worked as a freelance writer, editor, manuscript evaluator, researcher, curator, book reviewer, scriptwriter and television documentary producer. She has presented hundreds of readings and writing workshops at libraries, schools and other educational institutions, presented at conferences, for rural writing groups, and the Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG) workshop programs.



The Secret of the Stone Circle. Coteau Books, 2010
Dinosaur Blackout. Coteau Books, 2008
Dinosaur Stakeout. Coteau Books, 2006
The Secret of the Stone House. Coteau Books, 2005
Dinosaur Breakout. Coteau Books, 2004
The Secret of Sentinel Rock. Coteau Books, 1996
Dinosaur Hideout. Coteau Books, 2003
Japanese translation of Dinosaur Hideout (Adventure of a Boy and Old Man – A Volume of Hideout). WCC Books, Japan, 2010
Ghosts of Government House. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2011
Ingrained Legacy: Saskatchewan Pioneer Woodworkers. Spiral Communications Inc, 2003
Made in Saskatchewan: Peter Rupchan, Ukrainian Pioneer and Potter. Prairie Lily Publsihign Cooperative, 1996. Reprinted- Spiral Communications Inc, 2003
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2016


Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature-Winner for The Secret of Sentinel Rock, 1996
YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Arts (Regina) for Winner, 2006
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People - Nominee for The Secret of Sentinel Rock, 1997
Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature - Winner for Dinosaur Hideout, 2003
Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature - Nominee for The Secret of the Stone House, 2005
Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education - Nominee for The Secret of Sentinel Rock, 1996
Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature - Nominee for Dinosaur Breakout, 2004
The Willow Awards - Diamond Willow Nominee for Dinosaur Hideout, 2004
Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature - Nominee for The Secret of the Stone Circle, 2011
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Judith talks about her background in how she came to be  writer, her writing process, and the writing business as requested, and also reads from her books. She welcomes questions from the audience and loves discussions.

Presentation Length:
any length
Children's Literature, Adventure, Time Travel
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

These can take a variety of forms from lecturing to workshopping on various aspects of writing and publishing.