Julius Thompson

Biography

Julius.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 famous "A subway 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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The Julius Thompson Trilogy
The 30-year Fictional Journey of Andy Michael Pilgrim explored in three novels: A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and the national award gold medal winning The Ghost of Atlanta.

Phantoms of Rockwood Book Trailer
This is Julius Thompson first Young Adult Novel. 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.

The Killer Kudzu: Coming in the fall of 2020
It is spreading... The Science-Fiction novel will be published in the fall of 2020. This is the story of mutant plants that are killing the people of North Georgia.

Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist Book Trailer!
Jump Starting Your Inner Novelist is a concise manual that provides inspiration, motivation and practical tools for crafting award-winning novels.

Books

Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Jump Starting Your Inner Novelist is a concise manual that provides inspiration, motivation and practical tools for crafting award-winning novels.
The Ghost of Atlanta
Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
In The Ghost of Atlanta, Andy Michael Pilgrim faces demons from his youth that haunted his life. These are the ghosts in the crawl spaces of his life; some are real and some supernatural.
Phantoms of Rockwood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,260. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: 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.
Purple Phantoms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,260. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Five Ghosts---basketball players whose lives were cut short---return to haunt five basketball starters to help them try to win the coveted State Championship.
A Brownstone In Brooklyn
Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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
Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,570. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: 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.