Our Editors – 2021

Your manuscript will be randomly assigned to one of the following editors:

Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, bestselling author of five YA novels, including The Worst Thing She Ever Did and Me and Me. Her books include two picture books featuring twins Violet and Victor and the Polly Diamond chapter book series. Kuipers’s work, translated and published in 36 countries, has won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the White Pine Award, and the Grand Prix de Viarmes. (Photo by Emma Love)

Alison Lohans is an award-winning, internationally published author of 26 books for young people. She has over 40 years’ experience of peer critiquing, mentoring, and editing, and has taught many writing courses and workshops. Alison served as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-2003. (Photo by Che Colpitts)

Glenda Goertzen is the author of the Prairie Dogs Adventure series for children and the YA fantasy novel Lady Oak Abroad. An early career in multi-media production evolved into a career in libraries, writing, and editing. The writers she mentors tell her she’s creative, patient, and “all in” on getting their stories where they need to be! (Photo by Glenda Goertzen)

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning author of more than a dozen children’s novels, a YA novel, a picture book, and two non-fiction adult books. She also writes for television, has taught many writing workshops, and does mentoring and editing. She was the Writer-in-Residence for the Regina Public Library in 2018-2019. (Photo by Linda McDowell)

Kristine Scarrow has worked as a freelance editor and as editor-in-chief for two magazines. She also spent several years editing for a book publisher and considers the editing process to be one of the most challenging but satisfying parts of crafting a book. Kristine is currently the Writer-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She is the author of four young adult novels. (Photo by Danielle Mase)

Linda Aksomitis is the author of 30+ books, some with traditional publishers in five countries, some indie titles only in e-book form.   Currently an instructional designer with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, she’s been in adult education for 30+ years, and an online educator for 20+ years.  In 2007, she graduated from the University of Regina with a Master of Vocational/Technical Education degree, including a major in English and education major as a teacher-librarian.  

Melanie McFarlane is the co-editor of the TABC poetry collection, a freelance editor, and author of adventurous tales for tweens and teens. She has served on the executive of a number of literary non-profit boards and believes that a writer’s strength comes from their writing community. (Photo by Melanie McFarlane)

Paula Jane Remlinger is a writer and freelance editor. She has written several teacher resource guides, and holds four degrees, including an M.A. in English from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA (UBC). Her first poetry book, This Hole Called January, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry in 2020. (Photo by Jane Isinger)