James M. Thompson
James M. Thompson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor College of Medicine. He interned in Wilmington, Delaware and then joined the Navy in 1972. He served two years at Naval Station Corpus Christi during the Viet Nam War. After his discharge, he stayed in Corpus Christi and practiced medicine for twenty years while raising six boys with his wife, Terri until he began his writing career. James M. Thompson ghost-wrote a series of westerns, having over twenty published before he began to write under his own name.
His first book under his name was Riding for the Brand (renamed Shotgun Justice), followed by a series of westerns co-written with Fred Bean (Ghost Riders, Tombstone, and On the Border). After this he wrote a series of horror novels; a four-book series of vampire novels (Night Blood, Dark Blood, Tainted Blood, and Immortal Blood) and a stand-alone werewolf novel (Dark Moon Rising). Two medical thrillers followed (Dust to Dust and The Anthrax Protocol).
James M. Thompson is retired from medicine and splits his time between Ruidoso, New Mexico and Bridgton, Maine.