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JE 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 S

Awards

JE 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. JE 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 International in Miami, Florida.

Reviews

Madge D. Owens Author JE Thompson is a talented author, continuously striving to maintain a high level of excellence in his craft. As a colleague he is thoughtful and generous with his time and always happy to share advice, expertise and resources with other writers. Julius has inspired me to work toward individual success while always mentoring and uplifting the collective writing community. He is an exemplary writer. Most importantly, he is a wonderful person. Julius Thompson has my highest endorsement, recommendation and support. DENNIS DE ROSE Moneysaver Editing/Marketing Newsletter Not only is Julius a great writer but he is also a great teacher.He has written four wonderful highly readable books and continues unceasingly to dedicate himself to the propagation of the written word at it`s best. Julius is a writer that I feel will long be remembered. He has great potential and drive:I see one of his books being made into a full length feature movie in the near future. But most of all, to me, Julius is a good friend.That is a rare quality these days indeed. Clara Abrom South University & DeKalb School District Julius Thompson is an excellent educator, for he takes his students to another level in the classroom, a place where many educators dare not venture or simply do not know how to get there. Also, Julius Thompson is a gifted novelist. I have had the pleasure of reading two of his novels, A Brownstone in Brooklyn and Ghost of Atlanta. Thompson made me (his audience) a part of both novels. As I flipped pages and read his books, I relived the settings in his novels. I followed him through the 1960s all the way to the present ( to New York and back to Georgia). I became enraptured with his major character, and I felt emotionally entwined with him. If Andy felt heart ache, I did too. If he felt love or inspiration, then so did I. I love Andy Pilgrim. You must get copies of his novels and read with delight. Thompson's literary elements will immediately pull you into his novels. They are interesting, fast, and superb reads.