Interview with an amazing Storyteller:
S. Y. Thompson joined the Marine Corps at the age of seventeen and spent ten years serving her country. Her unit was sent to Beirut twice in the 80's. After two tours in Lebanon and participation in the invasion of Grenada, she returned to the States and decided it was time to lay down roots. Instead she joined the San Diego Sheriff's Department and spent another seven years in law enforcement before an on-the-job injury forced retirement. Her days now are filled with writing and playing with her dog and cats (plus the stray cats that drop by for dinner on a daily basis).
S.Y. started writing when she was 9. She remembers sitting at the table asking her mom how to spell words. All of that took a backseat to life, until she got out of the Sheriff's Department. She started writing Janeway/Seven fan fiction in 2000. She now has 71 various stories on her website, SYThompson.com. This segued naturally to writing novels.
S.Y.'s latest book is: Beyond the Garden. Beyond The Garden chronicles the story of the first woman, Lilith, and illustrates that she was not as portrayed. Lilith is not a demon, but a woman wronged by her creator. Her only goal after so many years walking the Earth is to find a way to die. As an immortal, this isn't as easy as it sounds. Adding to her dilemma is an incredible woman who gives her a reason to live. Beyond the Garden is more than a Garden of Eden story. It also explores alternate explanations for the origin of modern humanity.
Two of her books: Destination Alara and Under Devils Snare are up for "Goldie" awards this year. Destination Alara is one of S.Y.'s all time favorites and her only space opera to date.
S.Y. is a prolific writer who is constantly working, sometimes on more than one story at a time. As for writing style, she says she is old fashioned and writes in longhand before transferring her work to a computer. S.Y.'s collection of work encompasses amazing stories in a variety of genres including: space opera, fan fiction, mystery, paranormal, science fiction and romance. She brings life and depth to amazing characters and lesbian themed romance.
Books by: S.Y. Thompson Under the Midnight Cloak- Book One in the "Under" Series, Under Devil's Snare-Book Two in the Series Now You See Me, Fractured Futures Destination Alara Norwood Manor (Kindle only) Woeful Pines Illusive Witness (Coming July 2015)
Follow developments with S.Y. Thompson via her
Website and the Publisher of her new book: Beyond The Garden, Sapphire Books.