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Judith Silverthorne, Silverlight Productions Inc.

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Judith Silverthorne

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Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Canadian writer and television documentary producer. She is the author of numerous middle grade and young adult novels, two adult books, plus a picture book. Some of her books have been translated into different languages (French, Cree, German, Japanese). She has also written several documentary scripts for television, hundreds of articles and columns for newspapers and magazines, and worked as an instructor, editor, evaluator, and researcher.
Judith Silverthorne has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings, which is the inspiration for much of her material. She has presented hundreds of readings and writing workshops at libraries, schools and other educational institutions, and at conferences. Most recently, she was the Writer-in-Residence at the Regina Public Library (2018-2019). She currently does freelance work evaluating, editing, proof-reading and critiquing manuscripts for individuals and publishers.

For more information about Judith, visit her website:
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Author talks, readings, teaching writing workshops for all ages at schools, libraries, conferences, special events, and celebrations; presentations and talks on writing and publishing related topics.
School Visits
Yes, I do these anywhere in the world.
The Treasure Box, Your Nickel's Worth PUblishing, 2023

Die Würdigung des Bisons. Eine Legende der Plains-Cree, MONS Verlag

Ghosts in the Garden,(May 2017), Coteau Books.

Hommage Au Bison: Une legedende des Cris des Plaines.
Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume (May 2016).

Convictions.​ Coteau Books (May 2016).

Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, Feb 2015.

Ghosts of Government House
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2011

The Secret of the Stone Circle
Coteau. 2010

Dinosaur Blackout
Coteau, 2008

Dinosaur Stakeout
Coteau, 2006

Dinosaur Breakout
Coteau, 2005

Dinosaur Hideout
Coteau, 2005

The Secret of the Stone House
Coteau, 2005

Ingrained Legacy: Saskatchewan Pioneer Woodworkers, 1870-1930
Spiral Communications Inc., 2004

The Secret of Sentinel Rock
Coteau, 1996

Made in Saskatchewan: Peter Rupchan, Ukrainian Pioneer and Potter
Prairie Lily Cooperative, 1991, Reprint: Spiral Communications Inc., 2004, 1991
• 2017 - Moonbeam Children's Award for Pre-Teen Fiction-Mystery – Winner – Ghosts in the Garden
• 2017 – Human Relations Indie Awards – Pre-Teen – Winner – Convictions
• 2017 - Moonbeam Children's Award for Young Adult Fiction- Historical/Cultural – Gold Winner - Convictions
• 2017 High Plains Book Award in the Women Writer category - YA novel – Convictions. Nominated.
• Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature and for Publication in Education. Nominated. YA novel – Convictions
• 2017 IPPY Canada-West – Best Regional Non-Fiction - Silver Medal - (Honouring the Buffalo)- co-authored with Elder and Storyteller, Ray Lavallee
• 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Historical Fiction 2017 - Gold (First Place) – Convictions
• 2017 Foreword INDIES Book Award Nomination - Convictions

2016 Gold - Moonbeam Award for the YA Fiction - Historical/Cultural for Convictions

2016 Gold - Next Generation Indie Book Awards (6 years and up)

2015 Silver - Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Environmental Issues - Honouring the Buffalo

2012-13 Nominee for the Willow Awards for Ghosts of Government House

2011 Nominee of Saskatchewan Book Awards for The Secret of the Stone Circle

2006 Recipient of YWCA Women of Distinction in the Arts, Regina, SK

2005 Finalist Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature
For: The Secret of the Stone House

2004 Finalist Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature 2004; Our Choice (Canadian Children’s Book Centre) 2005.
For: Dinosaur Breakout

2003 Winner Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature 2003; Our Choice (Canadian Children’s Book Centre) 2004; Finalist Willow Awards 2004.
For: Dinosaur Hideout

1996 Winner 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature; 1996/7 Our Choice (Canadian Children’s Book Centre); Finalist Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young
For: The Secret of Sentinel Rock

1996 People; Finalist Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education.
Other Memberships
Saskatchewan Writers Guild

Canadian Children's Book Centre

The Writers Union of Canada

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Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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