Born in Australia, Felicity Fair Thompson grew up just near the Sydney Harbour bridge. In England she started out as a ballet dancer, then worked for eight years as Senior Assistant Manager at the Odeon Leicester Square. Now she is a writer and film maker and lives on the Isle of Wight. She has an MA in Screenwriting UAL. Her documentary Carisbrooke Castle was broadcast on SKY TV and three of her other fourteen independently made travel films for the retail market, were shown on Australian television.
She has taught Creative Writing for Screen South, Connexions, Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight College, and alongside Sir Andrew Motion for the bi-centenary celebrations for Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as well as guiding young writers with learning difficulties, and teaching independently. Her published writing includes two children's stories, an EU funded community play, theatre reviews, personality profiles, award winning poetry, scenic travel features, and three novels: Cutting In was one of three top finalists in the People's Book Prize 2014. The Kid on Slapton Beach has received rave reviews. Hold Tight is her latest novel.
Exit the King, performed at the 2017 Ventnor Isle of Wight Fringe Festival, and in January 2018 at Carisbrooke Castle, was her first stage play. Now she and the historian Tim Wander have combined their writing talents to produce two new stage plays. Voices over Passchendaele was performed at Northwood House on the Armistice weekend 2018 to mark 100 years since the end of WWI. The second play The Power Behind the Microphone, with the same central character, is due to be performed in Chelmsford 2020 as part of the celebrations to mark the start of radio broadcasting at Marconi Radio.