Eric Thomson


Eric Thomson is my pen name. I'm a retired Canadian soldier with thirty-one years of service, both in the Regular Army and the Army Reserve. I spent my Regular Army career in the Infantry and my Reserve service in the Armoured Corps. I hold two military parachutist qualifications and am a graduate of the Royal Military College (St-Jean), the Royal Canadian School of Infantry, the Army Tactics School, the Armoured Reconnaissance Squadron Commander's course as well as the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and the Canadian Forces College. I spent several years as an Information Technology specialist before leaving the bowels of the demented bureaucracy to become a full-time author.

I've been a voracious reader of science-fiction, military fiction and history all my life, assiduously devouring the recommended Army reading list in my younger days and still occasionally returning to the classics for inspiration. Several years ago, I put my fingers to the keyboard and started writing my own military sci-fi, with a definite space opera slant, using many of my own experiences as a soldier as an inspiration for my stories and characters. When I'm not writing fiction, I indulge in my other passions: photography, hiking and scuba diving, all of which I've shared with my wife, who likes to call herself my #1 fan, for more than thirty years.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife and my dog, and not necessarily in that order - depending on how badly the mutt needs to use the outside facilities. But all kidding aside, since leaving the corporate world to become a full-time author, I actually look forward to getting up every morning, knowing that I finally have my dream job.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time at the gym every day of the week, and during the warmer months, I also hike, play golf and walk the dog, and during the winter months, enjoy regular cross-country ski outings.. A few times per year, my wife and I take a trip to warmer climes for a week or two of scuba diving and underwater photography. I've also embarked on a long term home renovation project, intending to do a room or two every year. I like working with my hands - it provides a perfect counterpoint to my writing. As well, and to my wife's great satisfaction, I'm a bit of a gourmet chef and spend a fair amount of time every day preparing our meals. Since she still works in the corporate world, I make sure she has a healthy breakfast and lunch, and comes home every evening to something tasty (other than myself!).
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Eric Thomson
Latest book: The Final Shore.
Published March 14, 2024.