Ginger Thomason CV and Portfolio

Professional Writing Examples

Pending Publication:

“Kiwano: The Extraterrestrial Fruit from Your Grocery Store”

“Fantastic Fictional Cookbooks and Where to Find Them”

“Donut Mess with the Apocalypse”

June-July 2020: Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion Member Profiles

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May 2017: “Of Monsters and Zombies: The Girl with All the Gifts Event

Other Writing Examples


2021: A Soufflé Day (self-published recipe in prose)

2017-2021: Food and Cheer and Prose: A Postgraduate Journey Blog

2016: Honesty in the Unreliable Narrator of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, a paper on the writer’s craft

2016: The Memoir Within “Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I learned to Cook” by Alex Guarnaschelli, a paper on the writer’s craft

2015: Mise en Place: When World-Building Begins with a Feast”, master’s thesis paper


Publications, Presentations, Papers, and Competitions

2020: “Food-Focused Infrastructures of Fantasy Subcreation”, Presentation, Centre for Science Fiction & Fantasy Postgrad Researchers’ Seminar, October 2020

2019: “Ode to Margarine,” (republished) Heat the Grease, We’re Frying up Some Poetry, Gnashing Teeth Publishing

2019: “Cooking Up a Theory: How Food Unites the Pixar Universe,” presented at Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations 2019, Mapping the Mythosphere

2018: First place for “The Pearl Farm” in The Wilde Ones’s #GoWilde LGBT History Month “Around the World” competition

2017: “Layton, Utah” in Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric TravelogueServing House Books

2016: “The Pearl Farm,” Yellow Chair Press, Issue 7

2016: “Ode to Margarine,” Icarus Down Review, Vol. III

2012: “Movie History” March-May with The Front Row @ SLFS podcast

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Me moderating the “Fantasy- Beyond the Binaries” panel Fantasycon 2018 with RJ Barker, RA Smith, Anna Smith Spark, and Pat Cadigan


Other Experience

2020: Winner of The Chase, aired on ITV in the UK on December 17.

2020: Hugo, Girl! Maxisode Special: Fantastical Foods with Ginger Lee Thomason

2019: Recorded a post-apocalyptic themed podcast pilot with the BBC in Bristol, UK

2019: Winner of “The Brexit Award” for Info-Shot presentation at Eastercon titled “The Problem with Lembas Bread.”

2018-2019: Poetry Editor for Electric Athenaeum

2018: Panelist at FantasyCon (Edible Adventures, Invisible People, Up, Up and Away! Superheroes in Genre Fiction, and Mythologies)

2018: Selected by Anglia Ruskin’s Doctoral School to attend the “Life Beyond the PhD” 11th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference for specialist training

2018: Panelist at NineWorlds (Cats in fantasy and science fiction, Problematic aspects of historical genre fiction: what do we do about it?, The Female Gaze, Inhumanity?)

2018: Poster presented and a panelist at Eastercon (Imagining Utopias, Interesting Encounters: “The Edible Hero’s Journey,”) 

2017: Research Assistant for the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy at Anglia Ruskin University

2017: Panelist and Moderator at FantasyCon in Peterborough, UK (Creative Writing in Education, New Frontiers: What Should we be Writing About?, Fantasy – Beyond the Binaries, pictured above)

2017: Assistant Editor on The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 4

2015-2017: Reader for The Literary Review

2005: Editor-in-Chief of Dominion (a literary magazine), Northridge High, Layton, Utah

Me as a panelist on the “Cats in fantasy and science fiction” at NineWorlds 2018 with Mx Laura Campbell, Nickey Barnard, and Arthur Boff