Interview with George Thomson

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country, with a whole river-bank to explore. It was there that I developed a sense of adventure and a joy in discovery. I want my characters to be like this.
Describe your desk
It is interesting that you should ask this question. I believe that my desk is unique. The desk I write from is a very old, previously discarded patio table which I have which I have re-birthed as MY DESK. However, it is not so much what it is as where it is that helps me with the process of writing. We live in the middle of the city of Maryborough in Queensland,Australia but, as I look out from where I am sitting I can see no neighbours. I look across the Mary River, in all its changing moods. On the other side of the river there is an expanse of flood-plain with lightly forested grassland and cattle and horses grazing. Way back beyond this,
nestled among the trees, a few rooftops are visible where the city resumes its dominion over the landscape. If there was some way that I could capture the sense of freedom this gives me, everyone would want to buy my books..
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I will not specify any specific titles but rather give you a general idea. I have always loved reading. My love of reading is not for the sake of learning. It is entirely for my enjoyment. I enjoy stories that give me the feeling of sharing with in real adventure, whether in romance, fantasy or discovery. The surprising thing about this approach to reading is that I have learned a tremendous amount through it. I always hope that I can do the same for someone else
Published 2017-01-31.
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Books by This Author

My Jesus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: Australian English. Published: May 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
As life goes on, we all accumulate experiences which shape our lives. In this book, the author has undertaken to share a few of the events which have shaped his life and faith. The stories and comments are intended to stimulate the reader's faith and to bring some of your own experiences to the forefront of your memory.
Sounds of Happiness
Price: Free! Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
What will life be like when the world as we know it comes to an end? It may well be that neither you nor the author know the answer, but Dharwad and his family are in the process of finding out. His Daughter, Merrinda is destined to play a major role in the development of the new earth's history and destiny.
The Biovantic Bear
Price: Free! Words: 52,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Due to the interest expressed by adult readers of The Bear The Girl And the Dog, the story has been expanded to follow Bailey right through to modern adult life. It has been designed to be able to be used for the simple pleasure of reading or to have an added dimension of personal development or group sharing. The time-honoured technique of biovantic writing has been employed.
The Bear the Girl and the Dog
Price: Free! Words: 31,160. Language: Australian English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
When Bailey, her friend Bear and her dog Duncan meet The Great one their lives change for ever. You will experience, with them, the despair of loss and the joy of triumph as they witness The Great One establishing his kingdom. The astonishing events will surprise you as you experience the power of his speaking.