I’ve been lucky to have several great reviews of my memoir, Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the Forces. While some focus on the content and themes of the book, others also look at the writing style and technique, and both are making me wildly proud to have written this book. Here are a […]
The media tour for Girls Need Not Apply has been full of exciting moments! One of the highs was an appearance on The Morning Show on Global! Check out my interview!
I’m so excited to officially have my memoir, Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the Forces, released with McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada. Not only that, but within its debut week, the book reached #8 on the Globe and Mail bestseller list!
I’m really pleased to announce that my essay, “Battle Fatigue,” which appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine’s winter issue this year, is runner-up to the Best Feature Article of the Year, bestowed by the Professional Writers Association of Canada. I’m super proud to win this award for an article that was very difficult, but very important, to
I’m excited to teach two upcoming courses that I’ve designed from scratch at Royal Roads University Continuing Studies. Whether you want to write creative non fiction or perhaps you’re interested in life as a freelance writer, both courses start in October, so sign up today! So You Want to Be a Freelance Writer This course
I’ve been having fun lately writing some local pieces about artists, organizations and mental health. I really enjoy the publications I work for, including County & Quinte Living, Watershed, and more, because they allow me to explore the areas I call home. My latest pieces with the Spring and Summer issues of Watershed feature: 1.
My essay, “Dumb Blonde” has been listed as a notable essay in Memoir Magazine’s #MeToo writing contest. The contest arose from the #MeToo movement, with the hope that those who have survived abuse, harassment, and assault will have the power to speak out through words. There’s so much power in writing. Stories like these are
I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant for literary creation for my non-fiction work, Girls Need Not Apply, which has been bought in preempt with Penguin Random House/McClelland and Stewart. The book will publish in June 2019, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Jenny Bradshaw,
What a day! I was lucky to share the news of my memoir selling to McClelland & Stewart, my dream publisher, all revealed on International Women’s Day 2018 through my agent, Stephanie Sinclair at Transatlantic Agency. “Girls Need Not Apply,” will publish with McClelland & Stewart in June 2019. We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with
I’m so excited to see my short story, “Widow,” appear in the latest issue of Carte Blanche, one of my favourite literary magazines! This story is a feminist creed for redefining how we view feminism. I hope you enjoy it! Widow- Carte Blanche, Kelly S. Thompson