Dinosaurs! Adventure! Travelling Back in Time! Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Canadian author of several children’s novel series, including her “Dinosaur Adventure” books! One of which has been translated into Japanese. Besides this exciting series, and two non-fiction biographical adult books, she is also the author of the “Secret” series, where the heroine face harrowing escapades when she travels back through time to early pioneer days on the prairies. Her “Ghost” series follows the exciting exploits of Sam and J.J.’s “Ghost Detecting Agency.” Her first picture book, Honouring the Buffalo was released in February 2015. Another first, her historical Young Adult novel, Convictions, featuring the high seas adventures of an all-female convict ship in 1842, will be published by Coteau Books in Spring 2016.
Nature, culture, people and history inspire Judith Silverthorne’s writing and help shape many of her award-winning books. Based in Saskatchewan, she has travelled throughout the world doing research that explores ancient, historical and contemporary subjects. Whether it’s investigating haunted locations, parasailing above the Pacific, riding a camel across the Sahara, or participating on a dinosaur dig, Judith uses her adventures to weave her engaging stories of adventure, mystery and surprise.
Judith has written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines and worked as a journalist, freelance writer, editor, evaluator, researcher, curator, book reviewer, scriptwriter, television documentary producer and arts administrator. She has also presented hundreds of readings and writing workshops at libraries, schools and other educational institutions, and at conferences.
Currently, she is working on her first adult historical novel about the female perspective and roles in society during 17th century Britain and their adventures in the first Civil War. Her sequel to Ghosts of Government House is expected to be completed for publication in 2016.
Dinosaur Hideout. Coteau Books, 2003
Dinosaur Breakout. Coteau Books, 2004
Dinosaur Stakeout. Coteau Books, 2006
Dinosaur Blackout. Coteau Books, 2008
Japanese translation of Dinosaur Hideout WCC Books, Japan, 2010
The Secret of Sentinel Rock. Coteau Books, 1996
The Secret of the Stone House. Coteau Books, 2005
The Secret of the Stone Circle. Coteau Books, 2010
Ghosts of Government House. Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, 2011
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend. Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, 2016
Ingrained Legacy: Saskatchewan Pioneer Woodworkers. Spiral Communications Inc., 2003
Made in Saskatchewan: Peter Rupchan, Ukrainian Pioneer and Potter. Spiral Communications Inc., 2003
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