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|Born||5 May 1973
Thompson was born and raised in the London Borough of Havering (Hornchurch, Upminster), England. After leaving school at age 16, she worked in insurance for a couple of years. In 1991, she joined the BBC, eventually becoming a radio broadcast assistant. She left the BBC in 2002 and later became a freelance radio broadcast assistant with an independent production company. At age 43, Thompson debuted her first book.
Thompson's debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, was published by Scholastic in 2017. A review in Kirkus wrote that the book "strikes the perfect balance, seemingly without compromise, between an issue-driven novel and one with broad, commercial appeal." The Goldfish Boy was a national bestseller and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
Thompson published The Day I Was Erased (2019) and The Boy Who Fooled the World (2020).
Thompson's first novella, Owen and the Soldier (2019), was published by Barrington Stoke and became the first dyslexia-friendly title to be shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards. That same year, Thompson contributed a short story to Return to Wonderland, a collection of new stories set in Lewis Carroll's fictional world.
Her second novella, The House of Clouds, was published in 2020 and the following year The Graveyard Riddle revisited characters from her first novel, The Goldfish Boy.
Thompson lives with her husband Stuart and their two children, Ben and Isobel.
|The Goldfish Boy||2017||Scholastic|
|The Light Jar||2018||Scholastic|
|The Day I Was Erased||2019||Scholastic|
|The Boy Who Fooled the World||2020||Scholastic|
|The Graveyard Riddle||2021||Scholastic|
|Owen and the Soldier||2019||Barrington Stoke|
|The House of Clouds||2020||Barrington Stoke|
|The Knave of Hearts||Return to Wonderland (Various authors)||2019||Macmillan Children's Books|
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