Beabe Thompson is the author of Abandoned Hearts, a short story, and A Secret Life of the Red-Headed Stepchild, a collection of essays and short fiction.

She was born and reared in Northern Louisiana with a thirst for escapades and travel endowed by her elementary school teacher mother. Her mother’s love of adventure, reading, antiques, and the Arts encouraged Beabe’s poetry, painting, fiction writing, and love of ancient places. Beabe’s drawing and painting abilities actually stink but gave her an appreciation of other people’s talents.

Growing up surrounded by talented oral storytellers, she learned to appreciate family history and great stories. Dragged about states below the Mason-Dixon Line, she spent hours as a child in lonesome cemeteries and dusty archives while her mother researched genealogy. Luckily she learned to appreciate cemeteries.

She graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, and a Minor in History. She worked in New Orleans for over a decade in the oil industry.

Her escapades have taken her through parts of the United States, Canada, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, the Bahamas, and London.

She lives in Texas with her darling husband Dan, two fur kids Tucker and Pete, and interferes as often as possible with her two adult sons’ lives.

Beabe is a member of Sisters in Crime, The Alliance of Independent Authors, Kiss of Death, Romance Writers of America, and the Houston Writers Guild.

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