About Me

“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

Bio

I was born and raised in Utah, and I currently live in Cambridge, England. I’m working on my PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, under the supervision of Dr. Tiffani Angus. I completed my BA in Creative Writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 and my MFA with Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016. I also have a professional background in public education administration, higher education administration, and with the United States Federal Government.

My post-graduate creative writing thesis will be a novel titled How to Cook a Dragon, which can be described as the Food Network meets the The Lord of the Rings. The accompanying critical commentary titled “Food and Cheer and Prose: A Taste of the Fantastic” will focus on how food imagery and food tropes are used in world-building and characterization within the speculative fiction genre. You can follow me through my postgraduate studies at www.foodcheerprose.wordpress.com.

On occasion I also dip my pen into creative nonfiction and food writing, poetry, and contemporary fiction. I have poems published in the Icarus Down Review and the Yellow Chair Review, and a short prose piece titled “Salt Lake City, Utah” in Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue, published by Serving House Books. 

You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @gingerlee13.

Some Lists of Favorites:


Books

  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Lock In and Head On by John Scalzi
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Cooked, and The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
  • Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson
  • The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • NOS4A2 and Horns by Joe Hill
  • Role Models and Mr. Know-It-All by John Waters
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

A Few Favorite Book Series

  • Harry Potter
  • The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  • The Interdependency by John Scalzi
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire

Shakespeare Plays

  • Macbeth
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Julius Caesar
  • Othello
  • The Tempest

Poets

  • Walt Whitman
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Maria Ranier Rilke
  • Aigerim Tazhi
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Renee Ashley
  • HL Hix
  • Heather Lang Cassera
  • Leticia Cruz
  • Kate Tempest
  • Carol Anne Duffy
  • Allen Ginsberg

Movies

  • Aliens
  • Better off Dead
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Clerks II
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Coco
  • Deadpool
  • Dogma
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • The Fifth Element
  • Frida
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Moana
  • Mystery Men
  • Priest (1994)
  • Ratatouille
  • Shame
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • V for Vendetta
  • Wonder Woman

TV Shows

  • Angel
  • Better Call Saul
  • Big Little Lies
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Chopped
  • Futurama
  • Guy’s Grocery Games
  • Happy!
  • Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef US
  • Santa Clarita Diet
  • Spartacus
  • Star Trek: TNG and Discovery
  • Stranger Things
  • Oz

Musicians

  • Adele
  • Alanis Morissette
  • The Beatles
  • James Blunt
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Hozier
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Elton John
  • Lady Gaga
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Queen
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Tom Waits

 

© Ginger Lee Thomason and gingerleethomason.com, 2015-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ginger Lee Thomason and gingerleethomason.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

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