Jason Thomas

Bot-of-the-Month Club, flash fiction, June 2018

Jason works full time as a programmer in the video game industry, but makes a little time everyday for writing.  He also squeezes in the odd creative writing class from UCSD Extension in the evenings, working toward their certification in creative writing.

He's written two novels, though none have sold yet.  Flash pieces of his have appeared at Every Day Fiction and Acidic Fiction, and he has a story in an upcoming edition of Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things.  He's a frequent entrant in the Writers of the Future competition, though he hasn't won to date. 

More info can be found at https://jasonbthomas.wordpress.com/

Get to know Jason:

Birthdate?        October '74

When did you start writing?  As a kid.  I loved making up stories and worlds and sharing them with others.  Unfortunately English classes at school and college focused on analysis and essays, so I let my writing go.  Twenty years lathater I was reading a self published book on Kindle and realized that sort of thing had become possible, so I picked it up again.

When and what and where did you first get published?  First time I was paid for a story was at EDF about four years ago.  They gave me three bucks (I re-donated it) for a flash story about a boy doing magic tricks at his sister's birthday party.

Why do you writer?  I love the creative escape, and the opportunity to immerse myself and others in a place that helps us forget our troubles..

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?  Lots of favorite authos--Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Stephen King, Blake Crouch...the list goes on. If I had to pick just one favorite story, it would have to be The Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? I try to lean more towards entertainment than theme in my stories, but I guess some leakage is inevitable. Most of my stories revolve around the idea that good wins out in the end, but not without a price.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?   Here lies Jason. If not, start running.

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