Tex Thompson


Arianne "Tex" Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris.  Now a professional writing instructor and editor for the DFW Writers Conference, Tex is blazing a trail through conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.  Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com and on Twitter as @tex_maam!



  One Night in Sixes - 2014

  Medicine for the Dead - 2015

  Dreams of the Eaten - 2017 (scheduled)

  Death Becomes Us, by Pamela Skjolsvik - 2015 (editor)





Available For:

  • interactive, high-energy classes and presentations
  • writers' retreats
  • multi-session workshops
  • school engagements
  • book discussion groups
  • readings

Please see current class descriptions - it will open as a PDF


Areas of Expertise:

  • grammar and style for narrative/non-academic writing
  • copy-editing and the revision process
  • language, linguistics, and dialect
  • progressive, inclusive sci-fi and fantasy
  • worldbuilding for speculative fiction
  • teaching, speaking, and socializing for introverts
  • conference/convention organizing

'Rural Fantasy' author. Egregiously enthusiastic speaker. Comma placement specialist.