B. J. Thompson is a retired public relations liaison and currently a Calgary, Canada-based freelance editor and author of three literary/historical novels;
• No More Blood - Epilogue to the life of Truman Capote & In Cold Blood
• Eighteen Minutes to the Beast - a Nixon Watergate Thriller
• Sessions - Predator vs. Shrink Who will survive?
The overriding theme in B. J.’s work concerns the process of death, where iconic people, disquieting ideals and/or milestone events are tweaked and warped ever so slightly to reveal an answer to a long-held mystery or a societal question. It’s in those final moments in life where the ultimate truth plays the only role.
Born and raised in the Lake Country District of southern Ontario, Canada and an only child to an RCMP Constable father and Industrial Accountant mother, B. J. who grew up very Anglo-Saxon, very Northern Irish. Funeral wakes were a large part of B. J.’s life, starting at the tender age of three, so death—its meaning and role in life—took centre stage.
This author has done extensive travelling and now lives to swim, hike and fish in the Rocky Mountains, enjoy friends and family, and lead an avant-garde writer's group likened on the 1920s Paris “Lost Generation” — Calgary Writers Montparnasse group on Facebook.
B. J.’s upcoming historical epic, AIR, tells of six US Navy sailors fighting to survive inside the capsized USS Oklahoma after the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. All six, trapped below the sea, find out there can be far worse things in life than death. AIR is due to be released December 7, 2020.
Tales from the 2nd Lost Generation is a collection of short stories born from meetings of the Calgary Writers Montparnasse Group, flash fiction gems that stem from bi-weekly prompts that each member can do with as they will, to spin a tale using only their wild imagination.