Meet Seattle Author Kate E Thompson

Seattle author, Kate E Thompson. Writing family drama, historical fiction, poetry, and memoir

Meet Kate E Thompson, author of  the family drama, Bigfoot Hunters Never Lie, and novella, “The Asteroid’s Daughter and the Serpent Handler’s Son”. Currently, she’s seeking representation for her second novel, A Matter of Principle, a historical, coming of age story. Inspired by her Danish great grandmother, the story takes place in 1869 Salt Lake City, when Ana Jorgensen’s father sends her and her sister to America to join the Mormons and build the kingdom.

Kate’s research has led to many surprising revelations, including, an unexpected side journey that has taken her on a personal quest to find her ancestors and learn their stories. She is fond of reading old diaries and letters and enjoys nothing more than searching through university archives and special collections.

Thompson is an avid reader and has an extensive library. No, buying books to add to the more than 2500 she owns, is not hoarding! Kate is a Goodreads Author and would love it if you joined her there. She stops at all bookstores, historical sites and museums. In her spare time, she makes handmade journals and books. She loves to travel and is planning a trip to Scotland, and another, to a book fair in Wales. She posts regularly on Instagram about her work in progress, the books she loves, travel, and of course, her fur babies.

Kate’s writing companion is a 3-year-old rescue dog, Mister Darcy, who has his own comfy bed and chair alongside Kate in the home office.

Check out Kate E Thompson’s books. Find her novella, “The Asteroid’s Daughter and the Serpent Handler’s Son“, in the collection, “New Halem Tales 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors“. Her poem, “Billy Billy Von Billy Performs for Megan in the Mud Pit”, is in the anthology “Bricolage”, issue 19, 2002.  She is researching her next historical novel which will take place in 1888 San Francisco about a girl stunt reporter.

Thompson lives in Seattle with her husband, who is a college dean, a daughter, and their fur babies.