In my novels, I want the reader to experience places that are filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us human. Come join me in this reading adventure!
J. E. Thompson grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York and attended Bushwick High School. The sixties in Brooklyn was an era that had a personality, a feel, and a life-force that changed a generation. Mr. Thompson felt this energy and experienced these fires of social change.
After high school, Mr. Thompson spent the next four years riding the "A" train to Harlem, in upper Manhattan, to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York. At CCNY, which was located just a few blocks from the famous Apollo Theater, Wednesday afternoons were hard on the undergraduates. The matinee performances of the major R&B groups of the times was more tempting than attending a boring college lecture. Most of the time Mr. Thompson succumbed to the temptation, but still earned a college degree from one of the best universities in the country.
At CCNY, literature instructors like Prof. Thomas Tashiro, fueled the fire in him to become a writer!
Mr. Thompson’s journey to compose a trilogy began in 1995.
The fictional journey of character Andy Michael Pilgrim from Brooklyn, to Philadelphia and finally Atlanta is now complete. In this pilgrimage, readers experience places that are filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us human.
The novels that make up the trilogy are A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and The Ghost of Atlanta. Mr. Thompson won the 2011 Readers Favorite National Gold Medal Award in General Fiction for The Ghost of Atlanta. Mr. Thompson also received the Georgia Author of the Year nomination for Philly Style and Philly Profile, from the Georgia Writers Association, and The Ghost of Atlanta.
Mr. Thompson's fourth novel, Phantoms of Rockwood, was published in 2013.
Mr. Thompson’s is working on a fifth novel which will be published in 2015: Stormy Winds. Mr. Thompson is a former Creative Writing/Publishing Instructor at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory’s Writers Studio.
Birth Place: Statham, GA 30666
Accomplishments: ***J.E. Thompson was nominated for the 2007 Georgia Author of the year award for
Philly Style and Philly Profile, in 2011 for The Ghost of Atlanta and Phantoms of Rockwood in 2014.
***J.E. Thompson won the 2011 Gold Medal for The Ghost of Atlanta in the Readers Favorite National contest in the General Fiction Category! Mr. Thompson was honored at the Readers Favorite Awards Ceremony during the 2012 Miami Book Fair Internatinal in Miami, Florida.
Stormy Winds by J.E. Thompson
Stormy Winds will be released in November 2015!...
Short Stories by J.E. Thompson Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death...Birth of Soul... Stephen King wrote: "Writing is reading and reading is writing." I believe this and when I have the opportunity, I read as much as I can from a variety of genres. Fever: Little Willie John is an excel... by J.E. Thompson What is Stream of Consciousness in a novel? Help! How do you craft Stream of Consciousness in fiction?... by J.E. Thompson Enjoy Chapter 23 Podcast from Philly Style and Philly Profile! In the middle of Philly Style and Phlly Profile, the action continues as a character named Martha is killed. She knows too much! After Reading the chapter, please click the link and listen to Chapter ... by J.E. Thompson What kind of writer are you...your writing Style! Authors Must create their own Writing Style!... by J.E. Thompson A Brownstone in Brooklyn Approach 15th Anniversary! A Brownstone in Brooklyn will celebrate its' 15th year of publication in 2016!... by J.E. Thompson From Bushwick High (Brooklyn) to National Award Winning Author! One Writer's Journey to Writing Success!... by J.E. Thompson Enjoy a chapter from Phantoms of Rockwood! What happens when you and a ghost merge into one entity!... by J.E. Thompson Enjoy a chapter from the National Award Winning The Ghost of Atlanta! In Chapter Twelve critical events increases the tension in the National Gold Medal Winning Novel!... by J.E. Thompson Enjoy the PROLOGUE to Philly Style and Philly Profile! After Reading the "Prologue" please click on the link to listen to the audio version of Philly Style and Philly Profile!... by J.E. Thompson Enjoy a chapter from A Brownstone in Brooklyn! "Sister Love" a character introduced in Chapter Six of A Brownstone in Brooklyn will capture your interest and then your heart!... by J.E. Thompson Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora A Review of a book of short stories!... by J.E. Thompson Return to a Southern County Fair Ground! Sometimes memories make you feel so good!... by J.E. Thompson Spice and Me together for a little Longer Preparing to love my "Spice" near the end of her life!... by J.E. Thompson Goodbye Borders: Another casualty in the decline in book sales! The Decline in Brick and Mortar Book Stores must be stoppped!... by J.E. Thompson Phantoms of Rockwood Debut Speech at Decatur Book Festival! Phantoms of Rockwood Debut at AJC-Decatur Book Festival...
Articles by J.E. Thompson Cheryl Holloway J.E.Thompson Blog Interview! Enjoy Cheryl Holloway's Q/A Interview with J.E. Thompson... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Scene Construction: A Difference Maker! This is the Difference Maker in a Successful Novel!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Being a Successful 21st Century Author! The elements of a Successful 21st Century Author!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...A Writer's Journey into the Digitial Revolution! Are you ready for the Digital Revolution?... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Writing Success! Developing Confidence in your writing ability!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You! You must take chances to achieve your dreams!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Is finding a literary agent an Impossible Dream? Never Give Up On Your Dream!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...A Hard Look at My Web Marketing Habits! Am I working hard enough to market my novels?... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Setting in a Novel! Establish setting early in your novel... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Description in a Novel! Be Very, Very, Very Specific!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Point of View in a Novel! How to choose a point of view in your novel?... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Subplots in Novels! How to write subplots without losing the reader!... by J.E. Thompson Thompson On...Building Dynamic Characters! Building Characters: Fill out a Character Resume!... by J.E. Thompson A Different Kind of Father's Day Story! The Philadelphia Blazers seventies basketball team was the basis for the novel Philly Style and Philly Profile!... by J.E. Thompson J.E. Thompson Nominated for 2014 Georgia Author Of The Year Award! Phantoms of Rockwood nominated in Young Adult Catetory!... by J.E. Thompson Stormy Winds I look at the word "Fifth" and it scares me. I started my creative writing career in 1995, and now I'm crafting my fifth book. It's a Blessing!... by J.E. Thompson JET Thoughts...A Reflection On The Sixties CNN Series Renewing Interest in the Sixties!... by J.E. Thompson Purple Phantoms 2012 Decatur Book Festival Debut! Julius Thompson Introduces his fourth novel on the Local Prose Stage at the Marriott Hotel in Decatur, Georgia!... by J.E. Thompson A Brownstone in Brooklyn and Philly Style and Philly Profile at B&N! Brownstone and Philly on bookshelves at Barnes & Nobles!... by J.E. Thompson Purple Phantoms Earns a Five-Star Book Review! "Purple Phantoms is a brillant book that young adults and adult readers will adore"... by J.E. Thompson National TalkStoryTV Interview! Julius Thompson interviewed on National TV Show.... by J.E. Thompson Please Respond to A Brownstone in Brooklyn Quote! This is a quote about the unpredictability of Life!... by J.E. Thompson How would like to be a character in my next novel Travels on a Greyhound? This is our chance to be famous!... by J.E. Thompson Julius Thompson speaking at 2011 AJC-Decatur Book Festival! Julius Thompson on Local Prose Stage, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm at Twain's in Decatur, Georgia.... by J.E. Thompson Ghost of Atlanta National Fiction Award Finalist! National Literary Recognition for Ghost of Atlanta!...
News by J.E. Thompson J.E. Thompson Ebook Novels' Sale Ends May 17, 2015 Fantastic Deal: Purchase Ebook Format for $1.00!... by J.E. Thompson A Brownstone in Brooklyn Amazon.com Book Reviews! These Amazon.com Reviews captures the essence of A Brownstone in Brooklyn... by J.E. Thompson PNP Authors Promotions Video! I'm included in the PNP Authors Video!... by J.E. Thompson Philly Style and Philly Profile Amazon.Com Book Reviews! The scene in Philly in the seventies was special and these reviews captures the moment!... by J.E. Thompson J. E. Thompson Novels in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta public libraries The Novels are on the bookshelves of Six Library Systems!... by J.E. Thompson Stormy Winds Will be released in Novemrber 2015! J. E. Thompson's fifth novel, Stormy Winds, will be released in November 2015!... by J.E. Thompson Writing Tidbit: Thumbnail Characterization How to Introduce a character early in a naovel!... by J.E. Thompson Discovered Virtual Blog Book Tour! You never know what you will find on the web when you type in your name in the search bar?... by J.E. Thompson Finding an Editor...Dennis DeRose! The Journey ended with Dennis DeRose!... by J.E. Thompson Award Winning novelist Terry Kay comments on A Brownstone in Brooklyn! What an honor!... by J.E. Thompson A Former Student Talks about her Teacher and his novel This is one of the wonderful joys of teaching...years later a former student response to one of your novels, A Brownstone in Brooklyn.... by J.E. Thompson J. E. Thompson teaching and tutoring creative writing! Work with authors in person, online or various ways for creative writing instruction!... by J.E. Thompson Moneysaver Editing Featured in Industry Experts Magazine! J. E. Thompson's Master Editor, Dennis DeRose, featured him in National Magazine!... by J.E. Thompson Please Respond to a Quote From A Brownstone in Brooklyn What does the quote mean to you?... by J.E. Thompson Philly Style and Philly Profile Chapter 23 Podcast! Enjoy Podcast of Chapter 23 from Philly Style and Philly Profile. Please Click the link to listen.... by J.E. Thompson J. E. Thompson and Pat Conroy at AJC-Decatur Book Festival It was a wonderful experience meeting National Award winning Author Pat Conroy... by J.E. Thompson J. E. Thompson Receives Writing Honor! National Blogger named J.E. Thompson one of ten writers who think outside the Box!... by J.E. Thompson J.E. Thompson on Blog Talk Radio! Denise Turney Interviews J. E. Thompson... by J.E. Thompson A Brownstone In Brooklyn Five-Star Book Review! Julius Thompson's First novel, A Brownstone in Brooklyn, received a Five-Star Book Review from Goodreads!... by J.E. Thompson Amazon.Com Five-Star Book Review! Check out the FANTASTIC Five-Star Book Review for A Brownstone in Brooklyn on Amazon.com!!!!!... by J.E. Thompson A Different Kind of Father's Day Story! Philadelphia Blazers is the key element of the novel Philly Style and Philly Profile!... by J.E. Thompson New Purple Phantoms Mobile Phone Website! Now you can visit the Purple Phantoms website on your mobile device!... by J.E. Thompson Julius Thompson Novels Fifty-Percent E-book Sale! A Brownstone in Brooklyn and Philly Style and Philly Profile Ebook Sale!... by J.E. Thompson Philly Style and Philly Profile Chapter 23 Podcast! Listen to the critical chapter in Philly Style and Philly Profile!... by J.E. Thompson Purple Phantoms new Video! Purple Phantoms YouTube Video!...
Events Jump Starting Your Inner-Novelist To Life! 7/29/2015 Jump Starting Your Inner-Novelist to LIfe!is a concise manual that provides inspiration, motivation and practical tools for crafting award-winning novels.
Coming July 2015!
... Global MLT Network Interview Postponed! 5/19/2015 J.E. Thompson Featured on POWER CONNECT PROGRAM!... The Ghost of Atlanta in the Ebook Galore Online Bookstore! 4/29/2015 The Ghost of Atlanta accepted for sale in the EBook Galore Online Bookstore!... The Re-Introduction of The Ghost of Atlanta Book Trailer! 4/26/2015 This is the original "Book Trailer" to the National Award Winning the Ghost of Atlanta...click the link at the end of the story!... PNP Author Spotlight 3/19/2015 International Author Spotlight!... Write a Ghost Story and Win a Prize! 2/23/2015 Win autograph copy of The Ghost of Atlanta!...
J.E. Thompson Interview with host Denise Turney!
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Purple Phantoms National Blog Talk Radio Brodcast!
Enjoy this podcast of a National Blog Talk Radio Podcast about my fourth novel Purple Phantoms that will be published in 2012. Purple Phantoms garnered a Five-Star Book Review: "Purple Phantoms is a brilliant book that young adults and adult readers will adore."
Thompson On...Writing Confidence!
Enjoy Julius Thompson's National TV Interview with publisher Dorothy May Mercer on TalkStoryTV.Com.
My goals: increase readership, a loyal readership, and use that as the basis to become a well-known Author!
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