Alison Lohans is an award-winning Regina-based author of more than 30 books for young people and adults. She often starts her stories by placing characters in a situation with a significant question, or problem, to solve.
First published in the 1980s, Alison has worked with numerous Canadian and international presses. Alison's books include five picture books (The 1-Dogpower Garden Team; Nathaniel's Violin; Sundog Rescue; Leaving Mr. Humphries); eight early chapter books (Tyler Evans the Great; Germy Johnson's Stolen Skateboard; Getting Rid of Mr. Ribitus; Germy Johnson's Piano War); four middle-grade novels (No Place for Kids; Picturing Alyssa; Doppelganger; Dog Alert!); nine books for young adults (Don't Think Twice; Timefall; This Land We Call Home; Foghorn Passage); three illustrated educational titles for classroom use; and a couple of romance novels. More books are on their way! Alison's next book will be The Wind and Amanda’s Cello, a fantasy picture book, to be released by Shadowpaw Press in Fall 2024.
Alison does some editing and has taught writing, and she's mentored several now-successful award-winning writers. Alison has given over 1000 readings of her work in schools and libraries across Canada, and served as Writer in Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-03. She has also been a researcher, a band teacher, a pharmacy assistant, and even a delivery driver. Alison enjoys speaking to classes about her work, and writing. She plays several musical instruments for fun - and also loves to travel, sometimes using intriguing locales as settings for her books.
Alison Lohans lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, with her dogs Sebastian and Sassy, and two budgies.