Aiden Thomas

Portland, OR

Reader & Writer


Aiden Thomas is a YA author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, Aiden now makes their home in Portland, OR. As a queer latinx, they advocate strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden’s special talents include: quoting The Office, useless trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE”, and killing spiders. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color. When Aiden’s not writing, they enjoy exploring nature with their dog, Ronan. Aiden's cat, Figaro, prefers to support their indoor hobbies, like reading and drinking too much coffee.

Favorite Books

"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller

Favorite Quotes

“In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.” ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Being a Debut During a Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times.That’s what everyone keeps saying, and, personally, I think that’s putting it lightly. I prefer to say, “2020 is a dumpster fire” and 2020 debut authors are like captains trying to sail said dumpster fire down a rushing river except there’s no way to steer, the river is also on fire, and, oh yeah, no … Read More


Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys, publishing, writing
Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Check out the final cover for LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas!

Friends, I am SO BEYOND thrilled to FINALLY share the cover of Lost in the Never Woods!Lost in the Never Woods is—you guessed it!—a dark, contemporary reimagining of the Peter Pan canon. It takes place in the sleepy coast town of Astoria, OR and follows our unwilling heroine, Wendy Darling. When she was 12, Wendy and her two younger brothers, … Read More


Lost in the Never Woods, cover creation, cover reveal, Aiden Thomas
Friday, November 1st, 2019

Announcing CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas!

Friends, I have been truly blessed with the most WONDERFULLY PERFECT cover for Cemetery Boys! I know we usually do cover voting—which some of you might be bummed out about—but let me tell you about how this beautiful cover came to be.I was given a list of artists to pick from for Cemetery Boys' cover, and Swoon provided me with … Read More


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