Dr. Sidney Thompson is a Writing Consultant for the William L. Adams Center for Writing, as well as teaches composition and creative writing for the English Department and African-American literature for the Master of Liberal Arts Program. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature, with specializations in creative writing and African-American narratives, and an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction). He is the author of an award-winning trilogy of historical novels about Bass Reeves, a legendary African-American lawman of the Old West: Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves: The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book One (2020, Bison Books), recipient of the 2021 International Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award for Historical Fiction: Event/Era and a 2021 Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Historical Fiction (Pre 1900s), the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, the Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, the Spur Award for Western Novel, and the Peacemaker Award for Best First Western Novel, and Hell on the Border: The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book Two (2021, Bison Books), named a 2021 Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for Western Fiction. He is nearing completion of the third novel in the series. Thompson’s other books include You/Wee: Poems from a Father (2018, Prolific Press), Sideshow (2006, River City), winner of Foreword INDIES Silver Award for Short Story Collection of the Year, and Kudzu’s Enormous New Life (2022, Atmosphere Press), a middle-grade novel about an unlikely friendship that develops on a Mississippi farm between a precocious chipmunk, a stray German shepherd, and a three-year-old boy on the autism spectrum.
You/Wee: Poems from a Father (2018, Prolific Press)
Kudzu’s Enormous New Life (2022, Atmosphere Press)