Ginger Lee Thomason was born and raised in Utah, and she currently lives in Cambridge, England. She’s working on her PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, under the supervision of Dr. Tiffani Angus. She completed her BA in Creative Writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 and her MFA in Writing with Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016. Ginger also has a professional background in public education administration, higher education administration, and with the United States Federal Government.
Her post-graduate creative writing thesis will be a collection of short stories and recipes, currently titled Odyssey in the Starwine Market: A Fantastic Tasting Menu. The accompanying academic thesis, “Food and Cheer and Prose: The Gastronomy of Science Fiction and Fantasy,” will focus on food imagery and how it is used in world building, setting, and characterization within the SFF genre.
In Ginger’s spare time she’s also working on the first two novels of a high fantasy series. She also writes in the creative nonfiction and food writing, poetry, and contemporary fiction genres. She has poems published in the Icarus Down Review and the Yellow Chair Review, and a short prose piece titled “Layton, Utah” in the forthcoming Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue, published by Serving House Books. She was a reader for The Literary Review from 2015 to 2017 and an Assistant Editor on the Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol Four in 2017. She’s a member of the British Fantasy Society, the British Science Fiction Association, and the Science Fiction Research Association.
Aside from reading and/or writing, Ginger can usually be found cooking, playing card, board or trivia games, watching movies or live theatre, and exploring the country she’ll call home during her postgraduate years.
To follow her academic progress, please visit http://www.foodandcheerandprose.wordpress.com.
You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @gingerlee13.
“Stay weird, stay different.” –Graham Moore, Screenwriter
“…You are here—that life exists and identity / That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” –Walt Whitman