Richard Thomas

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General Information

Name: Richard Thomas

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Other;

Born: 1967 in St. Louis, MO



Illinois Connection

Thomas has lived in Chicago area since 1990. He graduated from Bradlely University in Peoria. Many of his stories are set in Illinois/Chicago, including Terrapin Station in Pear Noir! that was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Thomas was the winner of the 2009 "Enter the World of Filaria" contest at ChiZine. He has published dozens of stories online and in print, including the Shivers VI anthology (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, Murky Depths, PANK, Pear Noir!, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine, Dogmatika, Vain and Opium. His debut novel Transubstantiate was released in July of 2010. He writes book reviews at The Nervous Breakdown, and is a workshop moderator at The Cult ( He is pursuing his MFA at Murray State University.

Published Works

  • Transubstantiate, Otherworld Publications, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact me, I'm open to anything really, especially in the Chicago area.

External Links

Richard Thomas on WorldCat

Richard Thomas on Amazon


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