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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Quill & Quire
She certainly knows how to set a scene: her dialogue is authentic and she is adept at deploying telling detail. . . . The author creates a feeling of immediacy and often uncomfortable intimacy.
Hamilton Arts & Letters
The point is that Thompson has chops, and shows the same care and skill with her prose that she does with her service weapon. This debut is important, timely, and indeed beautiful.
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Girls Need Not Apply Officially released and INSTANT Globe and Mail Bestseller
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. …
Runner-Up for Best Feature Article of the Year
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 …
Come learn with me at Royal Roads University
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 …
Latest Articles for Local Publications
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 …
Memoir Magazine #MeToo Contest
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 …
Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Grant for Literary Creation
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, …