About Me

All of my publications. :D

All of my publications. :D

The SparkNotes Version:

I’m a 22-year-old author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox. In 2007, I was 16 when I published my first YA dystopian novel, November Snow. In 2012, I was featured in a poetry collection, and in 2013, I signed The Timely Death Trilogy with AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. After releasing the first installment, my young-adult, paranormal romance, Minutes Before Sunset, became Goodreads Book of the Month. My life changed. Since then, my first short storySean’s Bullet, was also published in an anthology, and my poem was featured in a Norwegian magazine. My latest novel, Seconds Before Sunrise, released on March 27, 2014. Writing is what I do, and I love it more and more everyday.

My latest novels.

My latest novels.

Outside of my publications, I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing. This little fact also means I live in Lawrence, Kansas—home of the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk! After also working for my publisher as a Social Media Marketing Manager, I became the C.O.O. While most define a C.O.O. as the Chief Operating Officer, my fellow AEC author, Ryan Attard, redefined it as the Cognitive Operations Overlord. I think I prefer his creative definition.

I have a fantastic family and one black cat named Bogart – after my favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart – and you will see pictures of him often.

For all you fellow Casablanca, Key Largo, Sabrina, etc. fans:

Of all the blogs in all the sites in all the internet, you read into mine.

The Assigned-Reading Version:

I’m Shannon A. Thompson, and I’ve been writing since I read every novel my local bookstore had to offer me. Since I no longer had much to read, my mother (who was also an avid reader) suggested I should write what I wanted to read. She also taught me to write as a coping mechanism. As a child, I suffered terribly from night terrors and nightmares, which often left me confused and unable to differentiate from reality and fiction. With her direction, I learned how to turn my terrors into the stories readers enjoy today. Sadly enough, my mother passed away in 2003, but her loving memory lives within my passion for reading and writing. With that passion, my dream is to create wonderful worlds, inspiring characters, blissful love, and virtues for readers to compliment their everyday lives with. To be honest, I live within my daydreams and nightmares; through that, I have learned to create, and I never cease from doing so. That being said, I did give up once upon a time.

After my first novel was published, I took it off the market to go to college. Then, I followed a suggestion and started a blog for fun. One month later, in October of 2012, my roommate, Kristine Andersen, passed away, and I was featured in a poetry collection dedicated to her memory. This moment has been one of the most emotional experiences I’ve had in the publishing industry – as I’ve been able to honor my loved ones through my writing. Because of that moment, my writer’s heart decided to return, and I was published again seven months later. Minutes Before Sunset is also dedicated to Kristine.

My mother and I on Christmas, 1999

My mother and I on Christmas, 1999

I drink entirely too much coffee, I love my cat a little too much (but, really, who doesn’t love their pet?), and my favorite activity (other than writing and reading of course) is to talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. I love hearing about strangers’ lives, and I adore submerging myself in everything this world has to offer us—culture, language, people, etc. I find that reality really can be stranger than fiction, and there’s nothing like living life with an open mind, willing to learn and meet new people whenever possible. I’ve lived in five states and moved over fifteen times, which I enjoy using as inspiration for writing.

I also sleep a lot (almost as much as my cat!) and I listen to Elvis Presley on a regular basis. I love the Green Bay Packers (which is one of the places I grew up), and I drive a manual (not to brag or anything, but it’s more fun than an automatic!).

My favorite authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Meg Cabot, Sylvia Plath, Cassandra Clare, Billy Collins, Ernest Hemingway, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lauren Oliver, Stephen Chbosky, Alan Emmins, Garth Stein, and David Sedaris.

I would name my favorite novel, but—let’s be honest—that’s impossible.

If you’re interested in my novels:

Minutes Before Sunset: book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy

AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwordsKoboDieselSony, and Apple.


Seconds Before Sunrise: book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords


November Snow:

Amazon (only available as a paperback, but it can be personalized and signed if wanted)


2013: A Stellar Collection:

Amazon and Goodreads

I cannot offer the poetry collection that was dedicated to Kristine Andersen, but it can be read about here.


You can donate to ShannonAThompson.com today!

You can donate to ShannonAThompson.com today!

645 Responses to “About Me”

  1. tigersdancing April 11, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    Thank you for visiting my blog – I loved reading yours; it inspired me to get on with my own writing! x

    • Shannon A Thompson April 11, 2014 at 2:20 am #

      Sure thing! I always enjoy meeting writers. Hope you continue. :)

  2. teny April 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Thank you for checking & following my blog. It feels good for me to follow a young & talented writer as you :)
    Best of luck for your upcoming works :)
    PS: Paranormal, dystopian & black cats – sounds awesome :) For me that should be “too much tea”.
    - Tennyson

    • Shannon A Thompson April 12, 2014 at 3:09 am #

      Sounds like we have a lot in common! Thanks for commenting. :)
      ~ SAT

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt April 12, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    What an accomplished person you are! I’ve enjoyed reading some of the posts on your blog.
    Thank you for the follow on my blog.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

      It’s great to connect with you! Thank you for your kind words.
      ~ SAT

  4. JaimeAlexander April 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Thank you for checking out my blog! You are amazing. Can’t wait to get inspired by your works! :D

  5. Andrew Updegrove April 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog, and I look forward to following yours.

  6. Shery Alexander Heinis April 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi Shannon – Thanks for visiting and following my blog! It’s always an honour to meet fellow writers who are passionate about their craft. It’s wonderful that you’ve followed your dream from an early age – not many people get to do that. I do look forward to learning and sharing with you. All the best. Shery


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