With honesty, love, and humour, in this moving memoir, Kelly S. Thompson explores her relationship with her older sister, Meghan. Tested by addiction, abuse, and illness, the sisters’ relationship crumbles, only to be rebuilt into an everlasting bond.

“Heroic and unforgettable.” Lindsay Wong, Writer’s Trust Award-Winning Memoirist

Kelly S. Thompson

Writer, Editor, Educator

Kelly S. Thompson is an award-winning writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She is author of national bestselling memoir, Girls Need Not Apply, which the Globe and Mail listed as one of the top 100 books of 2019. She has been long listed for the CBC nonfiction prize and is an MFA mentor at University of King’s College Creative Nonfiction program. 


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I offer all types of editing to meet any need for any project. I am trained and educated in the elements of editing outlined by the Editor's Association of Canada, including proofreading, developmental editing, and proofreading.

Creative Writing

Have a project that needs a creative writer? Right up my alley! My experience in both creative and professional work means I know how to make content shine...even if the info is on the boring side.


I love helping writers tell their stories and meet their goals. Sometimes this involves monthly chats, other times, manuscript notes and suggestions, sometimes phone calls. We'll make a plan that works for you.

Manuscript Evaluations

I can create tailored creative writing programming for various ages and grades with lessons on craft and technique. I also evaluate creative writing pieces and provide input and support for other writers.


My latest blog posts


Press for Still, I Cannot Save You

While my latest memoir, Still, I Cannot Save You: A memoir of sisterhood, love and letting go, doesn’t release until 14 Feb, it’s already receiving ...
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Upcoming events for STILL, I CANNOT SAVE YOU

I’ve been booking lots of events for my next memoir, STILL, I CANNOT SAVE YOU, which you can sign up for on my Facebook Page! ...
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Nominated for a National Magazine Award

It was a real honour this week to be nominated for a National Magazine Award in the category of Personal Journalism. My essay, “Recordings of ...
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Non Fiction course with King’s College!

I’m excited to be teaching my next online non fiction course with the University of King’s College called, Writing About Hard Things. Good creative nonfiction ...
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Curiosity House Books Journal

I was honoured to be asked by Rina Barone, co-owner of Curiosity House Books and Gallery in Creemore, to write a post about writing life ...
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Judging the 3rd Annual Wind & Water Writing Contest!

I’m so excited to yet again judge the Prince Edward Arts Council Wind and Water Writing Contest. This year, the theme is unity. Send your ...
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