Born in Danville, Kentucky, on January 31, 1949, author Alan Thompson grew up in his beloved Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A 1966 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, he received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1970, and his J.D. from the same institution in 1973. He has practiced law for the past forty years, primarily in Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides near the South Carolina coast.
Alan’s civil trial work extended to dozens of jurisdictions throughout the United States, Australia and England, and he contributed to several professional journals and treatises dealing with his particular area of expertise, construction law.
He began writing fiction seriously in 2008, and his first novel, A Hollow Cup, was published in 2011. The Black Owls was released in September, 2013, followed by The Kingfishers, Gods and Lesser Men, Lucifer’s Promise, The Nun’s Dowry, Juvenal’s Lament, The Onyx Unicorn, The Order and Wolf Isle. His next book, The Peninsula, will be out this winter. He and his wife Barbie have two sons, one a lawyer in Salt Lake City, the other a Navy helicopter pilot currently stationed in San Diego.