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“Lee Thompson knows his horror-noir. He fuses both genres together in the turmoil of terror, tragedy, blood, guilt, and lost chances at redemption.”–Tom Piccirilli, author of THE LAST KIND WORDS

Lee Thompson is the bestselling author of the Suspense novels A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS (August 2014), IT’S ONLY DEATH (January 2015), and WITH FURY IN HAND (May 2015). The dominating threads weaved throughout his work are love, loss, and learning how to live again. A firm believer in the enduring power of the human spirit, Lee believes that stories, no matter their format, set us on the path of transformation. He is represented by the extraordinary Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary. Visit Lee’s website to discover more: www.leethompsonfiction.com

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Lee Thompson Hi, Mike! Thanks for the question! I'm going to self-publish a Division Mythos Omnibus #1 (which will close with that novel) sometime in the next six…moreHi, Mike! Thanks for the question! I'm going to self-publish a Division Mythos Omnibus #1 (which will close with that novel) sometime in the next six months. If you subscribe to my website you can keep track of when things are coming out. Thanks again!(less)
Lee Thompson 1. Do what Stephen King said and read a lot. Then study what you read to find out why it works.
2. Write what you obsess about, and figure out why it's…more
1. Do what Stephen King said and read a lot. Then study what you read to find out why it works.
2. Write what you obsess about, and figure out why it's such an obsession.
3. Hand-copy a favorite novel to walk in the footsteps of one of your heroes.
4. Find a few people you can trust to beta read for you.
5. Challenge yourself by finding your greatest weaknesses and learn how to make them your strengths.
6. Adapt the attitude that you need to be in it for the long haul.
7. Find a mentor.
8. Trust your instincts (if you have no instincts, develop some.)
9. Find characters that fascinate you and then find the most engaging way to tell their story.
10. Believe in yourself because at first a lot of people are going to laugh at you behind your back (although some will laugh in your face).(less)
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Crooked Stick Figures
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Charlene just interviewed me over at Horror After Dark. It was fun, and she is a terrific lady. Swing by there, yeah? They’re also doing a giveaway, which is super easy to enter. Do so here.


I also received my author copies for A Beautiful Madness today! They’re gorgeous. Thanks so much to my beta readers (Shaun Ryan, Charlene Cocrane, and Chris McCaffrey), and a big thanks to the fine gents at...

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1st chapter of my forthcoming Delirium novel NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN (Horror)
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Description: In the hills of Pennsylvania phantoms from the past mingle with those of the present, all swirling in a dark maelstrom over Division. Haunted by the part he played in his brother Mark’s death on the river, John McDonnell takes a midnight hike and stumbles across four dead girls upon the forest floor. Their severed limbs spell Repent. The coroner finds Mark’s onyx skeleton key inside one of the cadavers, right where her heart used to be. The last time John had seen the key it was clasped in his brother’s hand before they lowered him into his grave. Torn between protecting his family’s name and giving the girls a proper burial, John digs into Division’s past. As lives shatter around them, and a strange woman tries to steal the key, John and his best friend, Michael Johnston, must find the tools to set things right or break beneath the pressure of these ghosts’ sudden weight.
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“He whispered, “Follow me,” though he had no idea where to go. There was a time, not long ago, when his instincts had kept him alive on the dark streets, the long beats, with rain hammering down on gun-toting punks, slick drug dealers, prostitutes with sharp teeth. He’d thought it a mad world then, and he thought it now, It’s a sharp, mad world. It’ll bleed you out.”
Lee Thompson, Down Here In The Dark

“No one ever has the answers you need, the ones you want most, the ones you whisper as you lay alone in your bed with the lights extinguished and the lonely ache of loss settling in.”
Lee Thompson, The Dampness Of Mourning

“Their dad said, “Heaven is beautiful like your mother was beautiful, but like it beauty is fleeting and once beheld for years, for decades, gold that seemed precious and unique no longer holds the significance it once held to the one who has possessed it and been possessed by it. And heaven resides in God’s breast, not the true god, for there is no true god, only many faces and many incarnations of want, of structure, of meaning. And his heart-tent is vast drawing to it those who swear allegiance to beauty and partial truth. Partial,” their father said, stroking Maggie’s arm, “because truth is independent of religion or creed or upbringing. It is a matter of the heart, separate from fact, without the limitations of doctrine. And what would heaven feel like? More of the same corrupt single-mindedness of a deity who abhors independence, who truly and fiercely fights the accumulation of knowledge in its worshipers. So the weak run to it, the road-weary, the undecided. Because God makes things easy, they do not have to make choices for themselves, they do not have to study the greater mysteries that echo like a clarion call in their souls and resonate in their hearts, seeds planted in the dark soil of their youth that are burned to chaff in the commonplace, never tilled or watered, hopeless due to acquiescence.”
Lee Thompson, The Collected Songs of Sonnelion

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“Their dad said, “Heaven is beautiful like your mother was beautiful, but like it beauty is fleeting and once beheld for years, for decades, gold that seemed precious and unique no longer holds the significance it once held to the one who has possessed it and been possessed by it. And heaven resides in God’s breast, not the true god, for there is no true god, only many faces and many incarnations of want, of structure, of meaning. And his heart-tent is vast drawing to it those who swear allegiance to beauty and partial truth. Partial,” their father said, stroking Maggie’s arm, “because truth is independent of religion or creed or upbringing. It is a matter of the heart, separate from fact, without the limitations of doctrine. And what would heaven feel like? More of the same corrupt single-mindedness of a deity who abhors independence, who truly and fiercely fights the accumulation of knowledge in its worshipers. So the weak run to it, the road-weary, the undecided. Because God makes things easy, they do not have to make choices for themselves, they do not have to study the greater mysteries that echo like a clarion call in their souls and resonate in their hearts, seeds planted in the dark soil of their youth that are burned to chaff in the commonplace, never tilled or watered, hopeless due to acquiescence.”
Lee Thompson, The Collected Songs of Sonnelion

“He whispered, “Follow me,” though he had no idea where to go. There was a time, not long ago, when his instincts had kept him alive on the dark streets, the long beats, with rain hammering down on gun-toting punks, slick drug dealers, prostitutes with sharp teeth. He’d thought it a mad world then, and he thought it now, It’s a sharp, mad world. It’ll bleed you out.”
Lee Thompson, Down Here In The Dark

“No one ever has the answers you need, the ones you want most, the ones you whisper as you lay alone in your bed with the lights extinguished and the lonely ache of loss settling in.”
Lee Thompson, The Dampness Of Mourning

“For a moment they still lived and I experienced their deaths as a fresh loss with each waking, so that I was unsure whether I was a man waking from a dream of death or a dreamer entering a world of loss, a man dreaming of unhappiness or a man waking to grief.”
John Connolly, Every Dead Thing

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.”
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Lee Thompson Philip wrote: "I've went by and liked you page on Facebook. Hope all is well and things are going great. Your nephew is growing up."

Thanks Philip! Yeah, Austin is nine months already. The kid is so fun. Things have been super busy here. I hope you're doing well!


Philip I've went by and liked you page on Facebook. Hope all is well and things are going great. Your nephew is growing up.


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Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .


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Lee Thompson Davonna wrote: "Thanks for finding me on here, Lee. Good to meet you!"

Likewise, Davonna! Look forward to checking out your work and recommending books to each other! Hope your writing is going well!


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Davonna Juroe Thanks for finding me on here, Lee. Good to meet you!


message 23: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Thank you for being my friend. I would be honored if you can write a book review for my books. You can read 10 free pages of my first dark fantasy book on amazon. Heroic werewolves vs evil vampires and other evil creatures. Here is the link please share it with your friends : http://www.amazon.com/dp/1413726593/r...

Enjoy! Please tell me what you think about my writing skill by posting a message on my profile, Amazon, or Barnes and noble. Thank you so very much.


message 22: by Lee

Lee Thompson Les, hell yeah, I'll shoot you an email in a bit here. Was great meeting you, too. You're a wise motherlicker. And likewise on the books. Janet Reid told me she recommends HOOKED all the time. I'm going to snag it and THE BITCH.

Yep, I remember you got food poisoning. What a shitty thing.

Chat with you soon, man.


message 21: by Les

Les Edgerton Lee, thanks for the connection here! I think you know I got sick at Bouchercon and had to return home. I was really looking forward to hanging with you! If you don't mind, please send me your email address (mine is butchedgerton@comcast.net) as I want to send you something.

Really glad we connected--you're an amazing guy! In the process of getting several of your books and looking forward to the reads.

Blue skies,
Les


Stephanie No Lee, thank you!


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Lee Thompson My pleasure, thanks for approving it, Georgina!


message 18: by Lee

Lee Thompson My pleasure, Adam. And whatever sounds interesting to you. There are a list of the Division Mythos books on my website:

http://www.leethompsonfiction.com/?pa...

Thanks, man! Looking forward to checking out Tribesmen, too!


message 17: by Adam

Adam Cesare Thanks for the add, Lee. Which of your books should I pick up after NR4DC?


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Lee Thompson My pleasure, Anthony! Glad to see you on Goodreads!


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Anthony Rapino Thanks for the add, Lee!


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Lee Thompson No trouble, Robert.


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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Lee.


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Lee Thompson Thanks, Maciek! And likewise!


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Maciek Hi Lee! Thanks for the friend request. Hope to see you at HA.


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Lee Thompson Rook wrote: "Thanks for friending me, Lee!"

My pleasure, Rook!


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K.E. Thanks for friending me, Lee!


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Lee Thompson Aloha wrote: "I have to find your Crooked Stick Figures. It is on my to-read. I tried to find it on Amazon, but could not, and then got distracted in my search because of tons of other book sug..."

LOl. I know the feeling! It's not on Amazon yet. Just Darkside Digital (free for a limited time) Here: http://www.darkside-digital.com/crook...


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Lee Thompson Aloha wrote: "Thanks, Lee, for the friending. I look forward to checking out your writing."

My pleasure, Aloha. And thanks to you as well!


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Aloha I have to find your Crooked Stick Figures. It is on my to-read. I tried to find it on Amazon, but could not, and then got distracted in my search because of tons of other book suggestions.


message 5: by Aloha

Aloha Thanks, Lee, for the friending. I look forward to checking out your writing.


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Lee Thompson Simon wrote: "Hey Lee. Nice to find you here. I love this place. :-)"

Nice to find you here too, Simon! I hadn't used it much but I'm starting to love it, too!


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Lee Thompson Fran wrote: "Thanks, Lee!"

Wow. I never knew you left a message down here. I need to learn to scroll to the bottom of the screen! My pleasure, Fran!


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Simon Hey Lee. Nice to find you here. I love this place. :-)


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Fran Friel Thanks, Lee!


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