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Russ Thompson, Ed.D.

My dream of becoming a writer started at Whitworth University. I was lucky to have a teacher, Dr. Tammy Reid, who believed in me and encouraged me.


After college, I began a career as an educator, teaching reading and English at a middle school in Los Angeles. I then went on to earn a doctorate in education from UCLA. I served as the principal of three high schools. I also served as a district administrator. I experienced first-hand the need for more books to help reluctant and struggling teen readers.

My wife and I live in Long Beach, California. We have four adult children and eight grandchildren. My next book, Blue Wall, will be released in May 2023.

Click here to see an interview by Maddie Margarita of the Southern California Writers Association.

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