C. Gregory Thompson, a Pushcart Prize nominee, lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and memoir. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Maine Review, STORGY Magazine, Five:2:One, Cowboy Jamboree, Full Grown People, The Offbeat, Printers Row Journal, Reunion: The Dallas Review. His work also appears in the anthologies Made in L.A., Vol. 2 and Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018. Four of his short stories were included in the 2017 New Short Fiction Series. He was named a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s 2015 Fiction Contest. His short play Cherry won two playwriting awards. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert. He is the founder of Pen & Paper Writing Workshops (@PenPaperWriting on Twitter).

C. Gregory Thompson

C. Gregory Thompson

“C. Gregory Thompson’s short stories are sharp and original slices cut from slightly warped, off-kilter worlds where the fantastical and magical often collides with the hard-bitten truth of daily life. They taste fresh and fearless.”

Mark Haskell Smith, Author of Blown and Naked at Lunch

“C. Gregory Thompson illuminates the complex lives of a wide range of characters with great empathy, wit, and eloquence. He knows how to weave a compelling tale and present our secret dreams with grace and power.”

Mary Otis, Author of Yes, Yes Cherries

“‘Runner, Runner’ is a fantastic piece. It’s the kind of profile of character and place we relish.”

Adam Van Winkle, Editor, Cowboy Jamboree