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Born and raised in California before moving to Saskatchewan in 1976, award-winning Regina author Alison Lohans has been writing since childhood and was first published at age 12.
To date Alison has published twenty-eight books for young people and adults, one poetry chapbook, and numerous short pieces in many genres with numerous Canadian and international presses. Her books range from picture books to early reader chapter books, middle grade fiction, young adult, "crossover" YA-adult novels, and romance novels. 2021 new releases include her first romance novel, Canine Cupid, with BWL Publishing; and her fifth picture book The 1-Dogpower Garden Team (illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam, published by Your Nickel's Worth Publishing). 2021 has brought a number of short, literary fiction publications as well, appearing in Grain; in apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose; and a genre flash-fiction story published in the anthology Ink. Coming in 2022 are Alison's second romance novel "Strong as a Pharaoh" (working title) with BWL Publishing (June, 2022); and her seventh early chapter book for young readers, Tyler Evans the Great, will also be out with Your Nickel's Worth Publishing in 2022.
Among Alison's older titles, the first edition of Timefall (Five Rivers Publishing, 2018) was a finalist for the 2019 Prix Aurora Award, Young Adult novel category. This Land We Call Home (Pearson Education New Zealand, 2007. now reprinted many times by Pearson Australia) won the 2008 SaskEnergy Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013) and Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011) were both shortlisted for two different Saskatchewan Book Awards; and Leaving Mr. Humphries was also a finalist for the 2014 High Plains Book Awards and for the 2015 Shining Willow Award.
Alison has given more than a thousand readings and workshops across Canada. She regularly does manuscript evaluations, and occasionally teaches writing as well. She's done some editing for Coteau Books, and for Radiant Press. Alison has received numerous awards for her work including the 2012 YWCA Jacquie Schumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts. Alison served as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-2003, and has mentored many now-successful writers, some of whom have won awards for their books. Alison loves to travel, and finds that visiting new places often generates new book ideas. In her spare time, Alison enjoys playing several different instruments, and singing, in local music groups. Alison Lohans lives in Regina with her dog Sebastian and her finch.
BWL (Books We Love) Publishing, 2021, Publication
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2021, Publication
Alison Lohans, through Kindle Direct Publishing, 2020, Publication
Five Rivers Publishing, 2018,
Heritage House, 2014,
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013, Publication
Bundoran Press, 2012,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2012,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2012,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2011,
Bundoran Press, 2010,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2010,
aemWORKS Publishing, 2010,
Your Nickel\'s Worth Publishing, 2009,
aemWORKS Publishing, 2008,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2008,
Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2007,
Heinemann Education (NZ) Ltd., 2006,
B-) Print Editions, 2005,
Red Deer Press, 2001,
Annick Press, 1999,
Thistledown Press, 1997,
Thistledown Press, 1993,
Scholastic Canada, 1992,
Scholastic Canada, 1990,
Scholastic Canada, 1986,
Scholastic Canada, 1983,