J. E. Thompson

Biography

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 was hard on the undergraduates. The matinee performances of the major R&B groups of the times were 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! Brooklyn, New York and attended
Mr. Thompson’s journey to compose a trilogy began in 1995. The fourteen year 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 which was published in 2001, Philly Style and Philly Profile in 2007 and Ghost of Atlanta which will be published the first week of January 2011.
Mr. Thompson received the Georgia Author of the Year nomination for Philly Style and Philly Profile, from the Georgia Writers Association, in 2007.
Mr. Thompson is writing his fourth novel, Purple Phantoms, which is a story about the haunting of a mythical high school basketball team.
Mr. Thompson is currently a Creative Writing/Publishing Instructor at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory’s Writers Studio.

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Videos

Julius Thompson Book Tours!
Julius Thompson Book Tours with beats by Donald Moody II.

Thompson On...My Personal Journey to Writing Success!
For the first time in my life, I’m stepping out on a limb and putting myself out there in a video. In fact, it is a video blog. Nervous! You bet, but I feel this is the next step in the evolution of marketing. “Thompson On…My Personal Journey to Writing Confidence” is the first video blog in a series called, Thompson On…, where I will be tackling different writing, publishing and marketing issues.

Books

Phantoms of Rockwood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,240. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ghosts, who were young basketball players that died too early, are given an opportunity to return to life. They inhabit the bodies of living basketball players to inspire, motivate the starters to the coveted State Championship. As they themselves continue to learn life’s obstacles that can only be overcome in growing up.
A Brownstone In Brooklyn
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Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
A Brownstone In Brooklyn chronicles the life-altering events that shape the future of Andy Michael Pilgrim, a young man growing up in the turbulent sixties.
Philly Style and Philly Profile
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Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,580. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In Philly Style and Philly Profile, the second novel in the Julius Thompson Trilogy, the reader folllows Andy Michael Pilgrim from Brooklyn to Philadelphia where he works as a sportswriter in the seventies watching the influence of drugs and gangs destroy young people's lives.

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basketball    brooklyn    brownstone    drugs    gangs    ghosts    phantoms    philadelphia    philly    pilgrim    profile    riots    rockwood    seventies    seventies music    sixties    state championship    style    trilogy    vietnam   

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