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Judith Silverthorne
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Any Age
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Middle (Grades 6-9)
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Judith Silverthorne

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Regina-based writer. She has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings, the inspiration for much of her material. As a freelance writer, she has written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines. She is the author of several children's novel series and a picture book, several of which have been translated into different languages, plus two non-fiction adult books, and a YA novel. She is currently working on adult historical and mystery novels. She has been an art curator, television documentary producer, writer, researcher, and consultant. She does freelance writing, evaluating, editing, proof-reading, book reviews, and critiquing manuscripts for individuals and publishers. She gives numerous author presentations and readings for schools and libraries each year and speaks at special functions and conferences for teachers, writers, and librarians. She also conducts numerous writing workshops, courses and classes. She has been an instructor of film classes for SIAST, a writing instructor at the University of Regina for Continuing Education and at the Lifelong Learning Centre, as well as Writer-In-Residence for several elementary schools and for the Regina Public Library 2018-2019.  She was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild from February of 2010 until July 2017. She currently is a freelance writer, editor, and documentary producer. For more information, please see:


Die Würdigung des Bisons. Eine Legende der Plains-Cree

MONS Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2019

Ghosts in the Garden

Coteau Books, 2017


Coteau Books, 2016

Hommage Au Bison

Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume, 2016

Honouring the buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2015

Ghosts of Government House

Your Nickel\'s Worth PUblishing, 2011

The Secret of the Stone Circle

Coteau Books, 2010

Dinosaur Blackout

Coteau, 2008

Dinosaur Stakeout

Coteau, 2006

The Secret of the Stone House

Coteau, 2005

The Secret of the Stone House

Coteau Books, 2005

Dinosaur Breakout

Coteau, 2004

Dinosaur Hideout

Coteau, 2003

Ingrained Legacy: Saskatchewan Pioneer Woodworkers 1870-1930

Spiral Communications, 2003

The Secret of Sentinel Rock

Coteau, 1996

Made in Saskatchewan: Peter Rupchan, Ukrainian Pionner & Potter

Prairie Lily Cooperative 1991/ Spiral Communications 2003, 1991


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Writing Groups

  • CANSCAIP SK Horizons
  • Children's Writers Round Robin


  • Action/Adventure
  • Children's Literature—Picture Books
  • Children's Writing—Young Adult
  • Children's—Middle Years
  • Historical
  • Mystery
  • Speculative—Fantasy
  • Biography
  • General Non-Fiction
  • Film
  • Television


  • Copyediting
  • Developmental/Project Editing
  • Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing)
  • Proofreading
Genre Writing
  • Biography
  • Children’s Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Historical Projects
  • Memoir
  • Feature Writing
  • Interviews
  • Newspapers
Lecturing/Public Speaking
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Special Events
Script Writing
  • Film
  • Television
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Writer-in-Residence
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