New Mexico author John L. Thompson

A Drifter in a World Full of Writers…

Thompson was born in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, and embarked on a life of adventure, traversing various countries and the United States before ultimately finding his home in New Mexico in 1986. With a passion for mechanics, he entered the trucking industry in 1988, honing his skills as a diesel technician.

In 2000, Thompson embarked on another creative journey, this time as an author. His captivating stories and remarkable graphic art found their way into renowned publications such as Yellow Mama, Shotgun Honey, and Runewright. In 2013, driven by his dedication to modern crime fiction literature, he established Dead Guns Press, a platform dedicated to showcasing exceptional work in the genre.

Notably, in 2015, Thompson assumed the role of book cover designer for Barry Sadler’s Casca: The Eternal Mercenary series, written by acclaimed UK author Tony Roberts. Over time, he diligently crafted and reimagined a remarkable twenty-seven covers for the series. Additionally, he has produced over a dozen striking book covers for various authors and publishing houses.

Expanding his creative horizons, Thompson ventured into the realm of novel writing in 2018. His debut work, “Truck Stop,” was swiftly followed by “Monkey Wrench,” demonstrating his versatile storytelling abilities. In 2021, he released “It’s a Lonely World,” a poignant non-fiction piece, and “Cold Hearts & Other Stories,” showcasing his prowess across multiple genres.

Continuing to captivate readers with his diverse range of subjects and genres, Thompson remains an avid writer, continuously crafting engaging narratives that leave a lasting impact.

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