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Alison Lohans



  • 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 she has published twenty-six books for young people and one poetry chapbook, as well as numerous short pieces in many genres. Her books range from picture books to early reader chapter books, middle grade fiction, young adult, and "crossover" YA-adult novels.

    Recent books include the new re-release of No Place for Kids (Heritage House, Wandering Fox Imprint, 2014); Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013); Crossings (Bundoran Press, 2012); and Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011). Also recent from Pearson Education New Zealand are Stop That Pup!; The Break; Dog Alert; Doppelganger; River Rat; and This Land We Call Home which won the 2008 SaskEnergy Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. Leaving Mr. Humphries and Picturing Alyssa were both shortlisted for recent Saskatchewan Book Awards, and Leaving Mr. Humphries was also a recent finalist for the 2014 High Plains Book Awards.

    Alison has given hundreds of readings and workshops across Canada, and occasionally teaches writing as well. She 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. She lives in Regina with her two dogs and budgie and, in her spare time, enjoys playing and singing in several music groups.


  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years, Children's Writing—Young Adult

Professional Services

  • Editing » Copyediting, Developmental/Project Editing, Proofreading, Substantive/Structural Editing


  • No Place for Kids. Heritage House, 2014
  • Leaving Mr. Humphries. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013
  • The Break. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2012
  • Stop That Pup!. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2012
  • Crossings. Bundoran Press, 2012
  • Picturing Alyssa. Dundurn, 2011
  • Dog Alert. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2011
  • Doppelganger. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2010
  • Germy Johnson's Piano War. aemWORKS Publishing, 2010
  • Collapse of the Veil. Bundoran Press, 2010
  • Don't Think Twice (new edition). Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2009
  • River Rat. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2008
  • Germy Johnson's Secret Plan (new edition). aemWORKS Publishing, 2008
  • This Land We Call Home. Pearson Education (NZ) Ltd., 2007
  • The Raspberry Room. Orca, 2006
  • Old, Tired Dog. Heinemann Education (NZ) Ltd., 2006
  • Tunings. B-) Print Editions, 2005
  • Waiting for the Sun. Red Deer Press, 2001
  • Sundog Rescue. Annick Press, 1999
  • No Place for Kids. Roussan, 1999
  • Skateboard Kids. Roussan, 1999
  • Getting Rid of Mr. Ribitus. Hodgepog, 1998
  • Don't Think Twice. Thistledown Press, 1997
  • Nathaniel's Violin. Orca, 1996
  • Laws of Emotion. Thistledown Press, 1993
  • Foghorn Passage. Stoddart, 1992
  • Germy Johnson's Secret Plan. Scholastic Canada, 1992
  • Mystery of the Lunchbox Criminal. Scholastic Canada, 1990
  • Can You Promise Me Spring?. Scholastic Canada, 1986
  • Who Cares About Karen?. Scholastic Canada, 1983

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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