Brian Thomsen

Brian Thomsen was the author of more than sixty short stories and books. He wrote fantasy novels, as well as non-fiction works like Ireland’s Most Wanted (Potomac Books), The Awful Truths (HarperCollins), and Man of Two Worlds (HarperCollins). Thomsen also edited several titles, including Shadows of Blue & Gray—The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce (Forge), critically acclaimed The American Fantasy Tradition (Tor), as well as The Man in the Arena—The Selected Writings of Theodore Roosevelt (Forge). Thomsen’s co-editing credits include such works as Eric Haney’s Beyond Shock and Awe (Berkley)and Bill Fawcett’s You Did What (HarperCollins). Brian's latest work included Oval Office Occult: A Book of White House Weirdness (Andrews McMeel), a collection of true stories about U.S. presidents and their encounters with occult phenomena, as well as Pasta Fazool for the Wiseguy's Soul (Andrew McMeel), a hilarious homage to both the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and every wiseguy film to ever grace the screen (both published by Andrews & McMeel). While we will all forever miss his presence, we’re fortunate that his legacy will live on in his books.