- Literary Work
- Personal Essays
The Ties That Grind
What can we do, when family members cause us pain? Kelly S. Thompson examines her relationship with her sister, an addict.
Chatelaine: Cancer Anxiety
My Entire Immediate Family Has Had Cancer. Now, I’m Trying To Overcome My Health Anxiety
I’ve spent most of my 38 years fretting over falling ill. But in a world that carries so much darkness, I take the rays of brilliance where I can find them.
Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes From the Forces
I introduce you to Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes From the Forces, my debut military memoir with McClelland & Stewart. I’m so honoured to be published by my dream publisher! In its first week, the book landed on the Globe and Mail bestseller list!
Read “Fluidity,” my short story that won the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award. Designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the press, writers were to create a story that woven in the them “Golden Anniversary.”
Backstory in Literary Review of Canada
I had the great opportunity to publish with the Literary Review of Canada as part of their ‘backstory’ series. Check out my article, Vanguard, that discusses the reception of my book, Girls Need Not Apply, about harassment and sexism in the Canadian Armed Forces.
About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies
My essay, “Blinders,” appears in this wonderful anthology with Breakwater Books. All proceeds go to recovery programs for addiction. My sister, Meghan, gave me permission to write this piece about her battle with addiction.
Waiting: An Anthology
This fabulous collection of essays and poems contains some of Canada’s most renowned writers. My essay, “We Come and We Go,” which looks at waiting at home as a military spouse during a deployment, was published in this book.
MacLean’s: Before You Go
On August 17, 2018, my sister Meghan Thompson died of cancer at the age of 37. This was my tribute to her, which appeared in MacLeans’ magazine in February, 2018.
Battle Fatigue: Maisonneuve
This article, “Battle Fatigue,” was runner up in the Professional Writer Association’s 2018 Feature Article of the Year award. It covers the issues of harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces, featuring interviews with some inspiring women.
Your Workplace – Chronic Illness
One of several pieces I worked on for Your Workplace included this one, the cover story for the Fall 2017 issue. In this article, I cover issues related to how businesses can reduce the impact of chronic illness on their employees, their environment, and their bottom line.
Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories From Women And Men Of The Canadian Armed Forces
My essay, “Basically Broken,” appeared in this incredible anthology of brave, honest stories from Canadian soldiers.
Touring Canadian Battlefields: Canadian Traveller Magazine
This cover story for Canadian Traveller, in Fall 2017, examined my trip as a Canadian Armed Forces veteran, to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Vimy Ridge.
Your Workplace – Sexual Harassment at Work
In this piece for Your Workplace magazine, I examine what can be done to change sexist culture in the Forces.
Boobs: Women Explore What It Means To Have Breasts
Caitlin Press’ anthology is full of heart, and I was so pleased to be a part of it. My essay that appeared in this collection, “Strip, Reveal and Sex Appeal,” won the Professional Writer Association of Canada’s Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay in 2018. Read on to discover how I used burlesque to challenge my preconceptions of femininity and strength and overcome depression after a release from the military.
Spark Box Studio profile in Watershed
Each month, the Innovation article in Watershed magazine highlights people doing new and creative things in the Northumberland County area. My feature on Spark Box studio, an artist centre in Prince Edward County, highlights their work!
Chatelaine: Under Fire
For more than a year, I wrote the blog “Under Fire” with Chatelaine Magazine.
Kim Cattrall – Pie Magazine
Cover story feature with Kim Cattrall in Pie Bookazine with an exclusive interview.