Terry Kay Comments on A Brownstone in Brooklyn!

A Brownstone in Brooklyn in Brooklyn celebrates its’ 15th year of publication.

    Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Terry Kay recently read “A Brownstone In Brooklyn” by Julius J E Thompson and offered up this comment about the novel:
“This is a bold, heart-felt work, certainly worthy of those who are fortunate enough to discover it in their quest for both interest and pleasure in their reading.”

     A Brownstone in Brooklyn celebrates its 15th year of publication in 2016. The novel, the first in the Julius JE Thompson Trilogy, was published in 2001. The trilogy consists of A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and the national award winning The Ghost of Atlanta.

Terry Kay published the novel, The Valley Of Light. His first novel, “The Year the Lights Came On”, was published in 1976. He also wrote “To Dance With the White Dog” and “Taking Lottie Home”.

Kay has agreed to write the television screenplay and co-produce an adaptation of “The Valley Of Light” for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Two other Kay novels—-“To Dance With the White Dog” and “The Runaway”—-have been Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

Please click to purchase A Brownstone in Brooklyn!


Crafting Urban Fiction with Julius J.E. Thompson

   Former Evening at Emory University Writer’s Studio Instructor!2011gold[1]

      Begin the process of developing an original idea into a publishable manuscript. Learn to write, revise, and write again as you practice completing the first two chapters of your novel or short story. You will learn the “Elements of a Novel”: Opening Hook/Bridge/Body/Ending Line:

“Write Urban Fiction: http://www.writeurbanfiction.com/

Julius J.E. Thompson Creative Writing Consultations!


Blank white book w/path
Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist

I have been  getting a lot of calls from people who just need a little push or helping hand in constructing their novel. Here’s is what I have decided to do. I’ll give you a no-strings-attached 20 minute PHONE  consultation with me. For just $70.00 an no additional fees, I will be happy to give you any information about the construction of a novel, publishing a novel and marketing a novel. If you choose to work with me further, it will be your choice.”

       Experience: Creative Writing Instructor for nine years at Evening at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

      National Award-Winning Author: “The Ghost of Atlanta”  is on the bookshelves of Barnes & Nobles.

       Author: Five Published Books!

In the 20 minutes you have me on the phone you you can:

*   Pick my brain about Creative Writing, Publishing and Marketing

*   Get my opinion on a book, website or anything that you want to look at on the internet

*   Brainstorm ways to create a novel and the day-to-day process of writing

*   Discuss the set of tools to help you address issues such as developing captivating scenes, creating vivid descriptive  specific details, living in the setting, editing and grammar and other crucial elements to help you write a potentially success novel.

*   Provide you with a list of resources that will further develop your creative writing ability.

Visit my new Creative Writing Consultation Website:http://consultwithjulius.com/

Why should you really read my books?


Blank white book w/path
Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist!

Sometimes, I put myself in the psyche of a reader who scrolls over the book list on the Amazon website or stroll down the Barnes & Nobles’ bookstore isle. What makes the reader click and purchase your book on a website or pull a copy down of your novel from the bookshelf?

I ask myself, “Why should you really read my books?”

I want to develop a great yarn in my novels. My books are filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us human. That is my philosophy in crafting novels.

I knew when growing up I would be a writer.  From an early age in Winder, I was a dreamer, walking down the dusty red clay dirt roads of the Bush Chapel section, of this small Northeast Georgia town, while watching the cars motor on the Hog Mountain Road.
Every evening I heard the whistle of the Southern Railroad trains passing through Winder creating a nagging longing to know the destinations of the trains.

One day, when I moved to New York City travelling on one of those trains called the Silver Comet, I would see the world outside of this small southern town. It’s been a journey that I’ve told in newspaper articles and now as a published author.

Here are reasons why you should really read my books.

  1. Writing from the heart and Personal Growth!

There are so many rewarding challenges in writing a book. By expanding your philosophy and sharing it with others, you’ll find inevitable growth. You will learn so much more about yourself and others you will want to write another book while you are completing the first one!

We write not just to change the world, but to create a new world. This is a perspective I share in my body of written works. I develop new ways of seeing the world and how our experiences shapes us mentally. Some people run and exercise, some people play sports, but I write to create healthy mental moments for myself and my reader.

  1. Books to help people reach their writing goals!

Do you know what it’s like to go out and sign books? I do. It’s an exhilarating experience that only a few people understand. Once your book is published, the door of opportunity will fly open. You will meet people you never thought you would. Further, people will want to work with you and learn your story.

Books form a unique perspective of experience and knowledge to help others avoid the errors and the mistakes you failed to overcome in reaching your goals.

For example, Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist is a self -help book based on nine years of teaching Creative Writing at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory University Writers’ Studio, writing five books and going through the treacherous publishing process.

People should read, learn and use the knowledge I present in my non-fiction books and how the characters overcame problems in my fiction books to learn and grow as writers and readers with a broader understanding of the world.

  1. My Books of fiction based in real places, especially the Julius J.E. Thompson Trilogy!

It is a good feeling knowing people are buying my books. Not only that, but those sales can lead to bigger opportunities. I write to entertain and tell a good tale in my novels. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain in writing a book. Personally, it has been one of my greatest and most rewarding achievements in life.

               I create characters that build relationships, face challenges, overcome fears and live their lives in my novels. I want to create teachable moments, but in entertainment form that capture and keep the readers’ attention. This is the best way to share an idea or story that matters. And if it matters to you, maybe it’ll matter to others. Because the book you actually write is better than the one floating in the dream world of your mind.

            In conclusion, you should read my books to see characters living their hopes, facing challenges, overcoming fears and working hard to reach their dreams.

 Please click to purchase Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist!






Enter Julius J.E. Thompson’s Amazon Giveaway and a chance to win this book on creative writing.

Blank white book w/path
Win this Book in an Amazon Giveaway!

 Please click to enter the Amazon Giveaway:



Julius Thompson has written a fantastic manual to help new writers and seasoned writers as well. Every creative individual has, at one time or other, hit their creative rock bottom. This manual may be able to help you hit your high note.

I have known Julius for five plus years and I have edited all of his books. It only made sense for Julius to ask me to co-author Jumpstarting. I have contributed two articles, the importance of good grammar and a few editing do’s and don’ts.

This manual is so much more than just a motivational tool.This guide will provide you with a set of tools to help you address issues such as developing captivating scenes, creating vivid, descriptive, specific details, living in the setting, editing, grammar and other crucial elements to help you write a potentially successful novel.

I truly believe that we offer the reader/writer something that few may have taken the time to offer. Purchase your copy today. Feel free to contact us at any time with comments or suggestions. We are here for you!

   Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist Amazon Giveaway!


Julius J.E. Thompson interview on The Beautiful Butterfly Radio Show!

Blank white book w/pathBlog Talk Radio: Vibration Radio
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

We Welcome New Guest and Author Julius J.E.Thompson To The Beautiful Butterfly Show as we talk abolut his book ” The Ghost of Atlanta”

Meet Our Guest: Julius J.E. Thompson grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York and attended Bushwick High School. The sixties in Brooklyn was an era that had a personality, a feel, and a life-force that changed a generation. Mr. Thompson felt this energy and experienced these fires of social change.

After high school, Mr. Thompson spent the next four years riding the “A” train to Harlem, in upper Manhattan, to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York. At CCNY, which was located just a few blocks from the famous Apollo Theater,Wednesday afternoons were hard on the undergraduates. The matinee performances of the major R&B groups of the times was more tempting than attending a boring college lecture. Most of the time Mr. Thompson succumbed to the temptation, but still earned a college degree from one of the best universities in the country.

At CCNY, literature instructors like Prof. Thomas Tashiro, fueled the fire in him to become a writer! Mr. Thompson’s journey to compose a trilogy began in 1995.

. Mr. Thompson’s is working on a fifth novel which will be published in 2016: Stormy Winds. Mr. Thompson is a former Creative Writing/Publishing Instructor at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory’s Writers Studio.

Purple Phantoms: Basketball ghosts who died early and now playing again!

a6fda5dfc9334fc701f350473b11b731d0b53f51-thumbFor years when the high school basketball season ended. I would go to the empty gym and reflect on the previous season. A gym is a lonely place without players practicing or players playing in a game.

The gym feels forsaken without basketball players, basketball fans and the bright lights of a Friday night game.

Sitting in the empty stands, I would think about past seasons and the players who gave everything and left everything on the floor. What hurt were the players whose life were cut short and never had the chance to perform during a basketball season.

Sometimes, and this feels eerie, I would sit and I could sense the presence of my former players next to me. I decided I had to do something to give them another chance.

I wanted to coach them again…even yell instructions and glare at them to make them better players. But all from a sense of love and enjoyment of seeing their skills displayed.

When I was at Jackson County High School, Jefferson, Georgia, I had a young man named James (J.B.) Brown a talented freshman. He had the personality and athletic skills to be a super star and a Division One player.

Even today I can remember every morning how J.B. opened my door flashing that smile that brightened the room with a warm glow and yelled, “I got it coach.” That was a key that everything was under control.

The last day before Spring break that year, I saw that smile and heard that greeting for the last time. Over the holiday, he was killed in a car accident with his cousin going to a pickup game in a neighboring county.

To ease that pain, and the mental anguish from players dying. I wrote a novel: Purple Phantoms

This is a book based on real life and for all who loved a young person that died too early and never fulfilled their destiny or achieved their goals. I wanted to honor my former players. As I was writing that novel, at certain times I could feel a presence in the room. It was a warm feeling as If they were watching over my shoulder as I was typing on the keyboard.

After Purple Phantoms was completed, I read the manuscript and it seemed to come alive. If you read Purple Phantoms, you will sense the presence of young people in this fictional fantasy about a second chance to fulfill a dream.

 Main Idea for Purple Phantoms: Five Ghosts, who were young basketball players that died too early, are given an opportunity to return to life. They inhabit the bodies of five living basketball players to inspire, motivate the five starters to the coveted State Championship. As they themselves continue to learn life’s obstacles that can only be overcome in growing up.

Chapter One

Five phantoms lurked invisibly in a tiny corner of the sky. On stormy evenings, they shed tears that added to the rain that splashed over the Earth. Sometimes, on the gym windows, rivulets of water streaked the clear glass panes, like tears rolling down the cheeks of an unhappy child.

Five marauders, seeking athletic human hosts, and a place for ghosts to take care of unfinished business, a state basketball championship.

They longed for a chance to bounce a basketball once more, to shoot a jump shot, or to make a steal again. They craved to feel the sweat and excitement that human beings feel as they run up and down the court.

Sure, they played games in the airless environment that all athletic ghosts float around in, but something was missing. The sweaty aroma of athletes and the noise of a cheering crowd filling a high school gym on a cold Friday night were essential elements. The Phantoms missed human emotions the most….

             Please click to purchase and enjoy Purple Phantoms: