Rave Reviews

“An unequal attraction has devastating repercussions in this delightful, assured debut novel from 68-year-old Thomson.”
People Magazine

When my wonderful writer friend Lil called and invited me to an evening reading by James Whitfield Thomson, Alex and I hopped in the car and headed for Words, an appealing and well-stocked indie bookstore a few towns away. What a treat! Jim was a relaxed and delightful author with an inspiring success story and a gift for sharing his words and thoughts with an audience of enthusiastic readers.

Jim’s elegantly crafted page-turner, Lies You Wanted to Hear, has just been released by Sourcebooks, a leading-edge independent publisher, and is garnering rave reviews. It was selected as one of seven debut novels featured in Book Expo America’s Fall/Winter 2013 Book Buzz and is generating praise from readers, booksellers, and the media. All of which is a heady brew for Jim, who decided to pursue his love of writing after a successful business career.

Over the years, he’d written a book of short stories, a memoir, and several novels. But finally breaking into the big time wasn’t easy. As Jim describes it: “…the road to getting a book published has been long and frustrating. My manuscripts have received hundreds of rejections, and there were several times when an editor said she wanted to accept a book, only to be turned [down] by the editorial board… When I got the news about the book, my wife Elizabeth smiled brightly and said, ‘It’s like you’ve been pregnant for twenty years.’ I hope that my perseverance is an inspiration to other struggling writers….”

Lies You Wanted to Hear took years to write and a year to sell. What a story of talent and true grit! And what fun it was to hear Jim’s spirited reading and to celebrate his hard-won and well-deserved success with him! For more on Lies You Want to Hear, check out Amazon, indie booksellers, and Jim’s Web site: http://www.jameswhitfieldthomson.com. Bravo, Jim! Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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