About

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Jessica Thompson is an author living in London.

Born in Yorkshire in the late eighties, she then lived in France and Kent, before moving to the big city she loves so much.

Her very first ‘novel’, written in her early teens, is so old it was stored on a floppy disc. She spent most of her childhood reading her latest poems and stories to her long-suffering but inspirational parents, who encouraged her to continue sharpening her skills as a writer.

This passion for writing continued and flourished, and she eventually trained to become a reporter with the National Council for the Training of Journalists. She was a reporter for two major newspaper groups for six years, before working in communications and digital marketing, while writing novels.

When not writing, Jessica loves singing, running, boxing, Crossfit, eating out and spending time with friends.

Jessica’s debut novel This is a Love Story was published on February 2, 2012. Her second novel Three Little Words, on August 15, 2013. Jessica’s third book, Paper Swans, came out on July 31, 2014, and her fourth, The Waiting Game, on August 13, 2015. Her UK novels have been published by by Coronet, Hodder and Stoughton.

Follow Jessica on Twitter @jthompsonauthor or find her on Facebook by clicking here.

Jessica is represented by Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown Ltd.

4 thoughts on “About

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  2. I have just read your first book, This is a Love Story. It was simply so lovely, I could not put it down. Annina Cooke

  3. Hi Jessica,

    I have recently finished the final published book of yours I had left to read. At the start of my journey I almost felt like at times your writting specifically for mid-twenties girls from north London and as a man in his early therties i thought ‘should i be enjoying this as much as i do?’ but I feel the same about books as I do about music, do it with passion and I’ll enjoy it. When asked the question I used to say my favourite writer was George Orwell, then Steig Larson but now I say Jessica Thompson with pride! No one……no one creates characters like you do, I feel like I know them and think about them for weeks afterwards, not even the protagonists but people like Keon’s mother (although I will confess to falling in love with Effy Jones! If you know a non-fiction Effy please let me know).

    I suppose with musicians they get to see and feel the people that idolise them at their shows, it’s a shame writers don’t get that.

    Anyway, the purpose of this message is to say I can’t wait for your next book and I’ll be queuing outside Waterstones when it’s done!

    • Hi Martin. Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words!!! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my books, and I’m really grateful for your support. There will indeed be another book to come, so watch this space. Thanks again 🙂

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