K.Y. Thompson Book Group September Pick

The K.Y. Thompson book group will move from Facebook to this website. This group is open to all individuals. We will discuss fiction books and it is my hope that everyone gains something from the group. The book pick for September is The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy. Discussion questions for The Last of the Firedrakes will be posted on September 26th at 7 pm EST.

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The Cardboard Sign: Laura’s View

Book #2 of The Cardboard Sign is available for preorder and will be available for all to read and enjoy on 08/16/2021! This book tells the story of The Cardboard Sign from Laura’s perspective. Book #1 told the story of The Cardboard Sign from Kasey’s viewpoint.

Homeless?  This can’t be true! Laura discovered at an early age that life can change in an instant. From Miss Popularity to the girl in the background, Laura finally views people for what really counts. The only person in her corner is her mother. She vows to be the rock her mother needs. Will life ever be the same again? Read The Cardboard Sign: Laura’s View to discover a lesson that takes some people years to fully grasp.

I’ve used this pandemic to really buckle down and release my creativity. I hope you all enjoy all of my works. Thanks for the support and happy reading!

Free 99

All of my books are on sale now for 99 cents! Yes, 99 cents! Who doesn’t love a good sale? I know I get excited when I stumble across a good find. To all my subscribers and followers, now is the chance to purchase my books for a low price. Don’t say I didn’t inform you!

XOXO …. K.Y. Thompson

Character Interview: Kasey

Get to know the characters from The Cardboard Sign.  Book: The Cardboard Sign: Kasey’s View

Full Name: Kasey Barteen

(Who are your parents?) I tell people to address them as Mr. and Mrs. Barteen.

(Do you have any siblings?) Yes, one.  Charlise “Sissy” Barteen

(Are you right or left handed?) Right Handed

(Which words or phrases do you most overuse?) Not quite sure.  There probably are just a few? Let me think…. I’ll say the word “Just”.  It just fits in with most situations.

(What grade are you in now?) 8th grade 

(What is the most evil thing you have ever done so far?) Evil is not in my vocabulary. I’m a saint.

(How close are you to your family?) Very close, I love them all, even Little Dennis. We mesh like peanut butter and jelly.

(Which person do you wish you were closest to?) My dad.  We’re just having a rough patch right now.

(Who is the person you despise the most, why?) Christopher Harrowing. He’s not the person I thought he was when we first met.

(How do you deal with stress?) I write in my journal.

(What do you have in your pockets or purse?) Just some pens and puzzle pieces.  What about you?

(Do you enjoy school? If not, why do you struggle?) For the most part, school is just okay. I like my friends and some of my classes.  It’s not like I can just not go to school… ya know?

The Cardboard Sign: Kasey’s View

The Cardboard Sign: Kasey’s View is available for preorder on most platforms. This book has been a labor of love that I am proud to finally be able to share with the world. The last day to preorder is May 30, 2021. The book will be available for all to enjoy on May 31, 2021. Will you have the courage to take a look to discover the truth?


Book Group

Hello All,

Not only am I a writer, but I love to read. Because of my passion for reading, I’ve started a monthly online book group, K.Y.Thompson’s Online Book Group, on Facebook. Each month I will select a book and we will discuss it at the appropriate set date. This month the book of choice is The Conductors by Nicole Glover.

I look forward to many enriching discussions with each of you. To get started, click the link below and join the conversation.


XOXO K.Y. Thompson

The Cardboard Sign

I’ve been a busy bee during this quarantine season. Coming this April, I will be releasing another book entitled, The Cardboard Sign. Sometimes an idea is halfway there, but with all of the free time I’ve had during the Covid-19 quarantine, I had no choice but to buckle down and finish this project.

Amid the cold, unforgiving world lives a young girl, Kasey, that carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. She understands more than most girls her age and internalizes the problems troubling the adults in her life. On the way home from school, she ends up bonding with a local homeless person despite her mother’s warnings. Her newfound friendship shows her although life is unpredictable, it can be as sweet as honey. Fearing no one will really understand her concerns for the world in which she dwells, Kasey jots down her thoughts in a series of private journal entries. Take the journey with The Cardboard Sign as Kasey focuses on the bigger picture.