The novel is about Riley Corbeau, who moves to a small town on Superior’s north shore. It isan opportunity for his family to find a new beginning after the death of his mother. For Gathering Cloud, living on Kitche Gumi’s shore means it's time to seek a vision and become a man. There on a beach of this legendary lake, two boys meet across time and impossibilities, brought together to face an ancient evil from Anishnabe folklore, and in doing so forge a friendship that defies time.
D.G. Laderoute and his wife, Jackie, live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, along with their three kids - Andrew, Mark and Sarah-and the obligatory writer's cats. He has a Master of Science Degree in Geology, has worked extensively in the mining and geo-science sectors, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Army Reserves. He and Jackie now run a successful business in Thunder Bay, The GameShelf, specializing in board, party, card and other unplugged games.
Laderoute has been writing off-and-on since 1990, and has had several short stories appear in various small press publications. Most notably, in 1999, he took second place in a contest sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery, a consortium of major companies including Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple and others. He has also written extensively for role-playing games, particularly The Legend of the Five Rings product line.Out of Time is Laderoute's first novel-length publication, but doesn't intend it to be his last!
Laderoute's fellow nominees are:
The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate, by Marty Chan, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Ink, by Amanda Sun, Harlequin Teen
The Lake and the Library, by S.M. Beiko, ECW Press
Resolve, by Neil Godbout, Bundoran Press
The Rising, by Kelley Armstrong, Doubleday Canada
The Prix Aurora is administered and awarded by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.