Kelly S. Thompson

Kelly S. Thompson is a former Captain in the Canadian Forces but retired after an injury. She has a degree in Professional Writing from York and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is now a writer and editor based out of the Toronto area. Her work has appeared in several publications including Chatelaine, the Tyee, Enterprise and more. Her essay, “We Are a (Military) Family,” published in Heritage House Press’s Embedded on the Home Front, won the 2013 Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay, and the book went on to win a CBC Bookie Award. Her latest essay, “Strip, Reveal and Sex Appeal,” appeared in Caitlin Press’s Boobs. Kelly was also shortlisted for Room Magazine’s 2013 and 2014 Non Fiction contest and the 2017 winner of the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award. More at