Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Lorna Schultz Nicholson grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and as a child loved to read and write. But then athletics took over and she put it all aside to be a jock. She even went so far as to get her B Sc. in Human Performance from the University of Victoria. With her degree, she worked as the Fitness and Recreation Co-ordinator at UVic where she also coached rowing.

Later, her writing resurfaced in the media arena where she was a co-host and script writer for an aerobic television show in Victoria, B.C. (Think eighties, leg warmers) After moving to Ottawa, Ontario, she moved into the capacity of health and lifestyles reporter for a news show and researcher for a sports show, Donohue's Legends, at CJOH television. Finally, she hosted, produced and wrote all the material for her own syndicated radio show in Ottawa, titled Family Time.

She interviewed guests such as Mary Hart, Betty White, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Barbara Coloroso. As a compliment to her show she started writing an anecdotal column on the perils of raising children. By this time she'd had three beautiful children (Mandi, Marijean and Grant), with her husband, Bob. Then, because of Bob's job with Hockey Canada they moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she did a brief stint at writing magazine articles and a sports column. She also did a brief stint as a community events reporter for a local radio station. But Lorna really wanted to write books and be at home with her children so she quit all her part-time work and dedicated her time to raising her children and writing novels and non-fiction books.

She still lives in Calgary near those wonderful Rocky Mountains. Time has certainly flown by since she took the plunge to become a full-time writer and the children are not little anymore but young adults. While the children are away at their respective schools, Lorna and Bob spend their winters at home with the family pets - a crazy golden retriever named Snowball, a cuddly but whiny little bichon-shih tzu named Molly and a lazy cat named Oscar.
Roughing
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Josh Watson is chosen to attend an elite hockey camp for the summer and rooms with Peter Kuiksak, a talented Native player from the Northwest Territories. He struggles with the rigors of camp, intensified because of his diabetes, which he is trying to hide so he won't receive special treatment. He begins to like and respect Peter, and his loyalties are tested when he learns that the star player, Kevin, and other boys are planning on intensifying their cruel hazing of him. Josh rises to the occasion, stopping the roughing and scoring big because he stands up for what he believes. Although the message is not subtle, the hockey action is nonstop and full of excitement. Readers of sports fiction, especially hockey fans, will love it. The dialogue is brisk, and although character development takes second place to the action-driven plot, the book fills a niche for libraries looking for offerings that combine sports and an issue with which kids deal.

Book 1

Against the Boards is book 2
Northern Star is book 3

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Against the Boards
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Peter has done it! He's made it onto an AAA Bantam team and is now playing hockey in Edmonton. But this shy boy from the Northwest Territories is having a hard time adjusting to city life, his new school, and host family. The other kids laugh at his clothing, and Peter's new "sister" seems to have made it her mission to get him into trouble with her parents. Before long, Peter's problems follow him onto the ice.

Against the Boards is a compelling story about the difficulties that can arise when you don't express yourself.

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Northern Star
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

It seems Peter Kuiksak's star just keeps rising. This young hockey hero from the Northwest Territories is the top player in his league, being pursued by agents, and becoming something of a celebrity in his adopted city, Edmonton. But being the centre of attention isn't all it's cracked up to be. It seems no one sees Peter as just Peter anymore -- least of all the star himself.
Inspired by the career of NHL star Jordin Tootoo, Northern Star continues one exceptional player's journey, started in Roughing and Against the Boards, toward hockey greatness.

Book 3

Roughing is book 1
Against the Boards is book 2

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$8.95

Out of Print

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