ABOUT THE AUTHOR
2001 was a special year for Dorothy. She became the proud author of her first book – a children’s eBook – called No More Gooseberry Pie! and, in that same year, she opened a writing website, The Writer’s Life, to help writers learn how to become published authors. The Writer’s Life has since bit the dust due to the author’s newest ventures but you can visit the blog at www.thewriterslife.blogspot.com.
Also in 2001, she was inducted into the Children’s eBook Hall of Fame and also won Honorary Mention for a poem titled “Nobody’s Child” in Athina Publishing’s Silver Sword Contest which was published in Athina Publishing’s Icedlatte Quarterly.
In 2002, Dorothy was honored with her first paying gig as a freelance journalist with her article “Local Convenience Store Clerk Foils Armed Thief” which not only appeared on the front page of The Eastern Shore News, but in the Salisbury Daily Times and USA Today. Of that same year, she became the recipient of the Outstanding Author Award from The Book Review Cafe.
In 2003, The Writer’s Life won a spot in Writer’s Digest Magazine’s Top 101 Websites For Writers, a major accomplishment for an ezine whose webmaster had only learned how to use the computer and create her own websites two years earlier.
2004 was another remarkable year for Ms. Thompson. The Writer’s Life won another top ten spot in the Preditors & Readers Poll and her first paperback book, Romancing the Soul (Zumaya Publications 2004), became published.
With the publication of Romancing the Soul, Dorothy found a need to help others understand the soul mate experience and, thus, began writing on the subject. Her articles appear in hundreds of online publications, and she has been featured in the May/June 2004 issue of Pleasant Living, a magazine for the Chesapeake Bay and River Country.
In August 2006, one of her relationship columns was picked up by Quilter’s Home Magazine and will be published in their October 2006 edition. Quilter’s Home Magazine can be found in any Barnes & Nobles Bookstores around the country.
In 2005, Dorothy wrote her first self-published eBook, How to Find and Keep Your Soul Mate, and then her freebie eBook, 101 Facts You Never Knew About Soul Mates and in September 2006, her self-promoting eBook, A Complete Guide to Promoting & Selling Your Self-Published eBook, was released.
In October 2006, she was interviewed in the supermarket tabloid, OK! Magzine, concerning the Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn relationship.
2007 was an eventful year as her paranormal romance that she wrote with co-authors Heide Kaminski and Pam Lawniczak, The Search for the Million $$$ Ghost,was released. Unfortunately, the publisher jumped ship taking royalties with them, but plans for a rewrite is in the future.
Dorothy has also been a special guest on many radio programs including Lifetime Radio, Single Talk (World Talk Radio), Cuzin Eddie Show with Penny Sansevieri, Book and a Chat among many others.
Fast forward to today and Dorothy has utilized her talents as an author, a book promoter, online marketing specialist and journalist and is now CEO/Founder of Pump Up Your Book, an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book promotion. Started in 2007, Dorothy realized the need for finding ways to sell her book online and opened her online business to help other authors sell their books in an unconventional way. Her staff now consists of four e-marketing specialists who combined with Dorothy’s efforts, has made Pump Up Your Book a blossoming and productive business. You can visit Pump Up Your Book at www.pumpupyourbook.com.
As far as special talents, Dorothy claims to be just like anyone else. With a dream to become published, she made it happen. With her help, she can show you how to find your dreams, too. She welcomes any questions on the publishing and book promoting industry, self-publishing e-books or relationships concerning the soul mate phenomenon.
Dorothy lives on the beautiful island of Chincoteague, Virginia.
If you would like to interview Dorothy, or drop her a line, you can email her at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com.