Ginger Lee Thomason

Ginger Lee Thomason

Born and raised in Utah, Ginger Lee Thomason finished her PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University in 2021. She also has a professional background in higher and public education administration and with the US Federal Government.

For her PhD, she wrote a novel titled How to Cook a Dragon, the plot of which can be described as “Masterchef in Middle-Earth.” The accompanying academic portion examined food and food culture’s role in fantasy subcreation. Other research interests include the wider umbrella of food studies (like food writing, cooking shows, and cookery books), queer theory and LGBTQ+ literature, poetry, and history (American, Tudor, and the Ancient World). Previous publications include “Layton, Utah” in Reaching Beyond the Saguaros, by Serving House Books, and poems published in the Icarus Down Review and the Yellow Chair Review.

Aside from reading and/or writing, Ginger can usually be found cooking, playing card, board or trivia games, watching movies or live theatre, and traveling. For more works please visit You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @gingerlee13.

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