About Rene

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Rene Thompson is the Owner, Chief Editor, and Publisher at Ichthus Inspirational Publications. She partners with Christian self-publishers and agents to grow their personal and professional creative writing brands. She has extensive editing, publishing, and marketing experience and coaches the IIP Online Creative Writing Workshop https://www.ichthushouse.org/editingcoachingworkshop.

Her Christian romance novel, FOR OUR SAKES (peepthompson.wordpress.com), is a written reflection of the church referred to by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:1-33. Through the lives of her characters, she targets worldly addictions and the Christians who practice them in secret. She hopes to inspire believers to break free and return to living for Christ. On the rare occasion when she is not cooking or entertaining friends, Rene’ enjoys mixing tracks and producing thejoybell.podbean.com. Her passion for learning takes her deep into the annals of ancient African, Egyptian, and Asian civilizations. Her heart and soul are tangible when she’s baking for her grandchildren (Malaya, Kamran, and Tai), journaling, and singing with her father, her three sisters and her brother in church. Her mother passed into eternal life two years ago.

Rene holds an MA in Business Administration and Marketing, an MA in English and Creative Writing, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an Online Teacher Certificate from Southern New Hampshire University.

Self-Promotional Bio

Rene is transforming the e-version of The Joy Bell magazine https://www.ichthushouse.org/the-joy-bell) into a Christian/Inspirational-centered podcast https://thejoybell.podbean.com/). Her Christian romance novel, FOR OUR SAKES (peepthompson.wordpress.com), targets worldly addictions and the Christians who practice them in secret. She has extensive editing/publishing/marketing experience and coaches the IIP Online Creative Writing Workshop at https://www.ichthushouse.org/editingcoachingworkshop.

Personal Bio

Rene Thompson currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with her yellow Indianhead Ringneck bird, AviAvi. She is passionate about prayer, giving, ancient civilizations, publishing, teaching, fund-raising, writing, reading, and meditation. Compelled by Ephesians 5:1-33, her mission is to use her writer’s platform to motivate Christian believers to break free from worldly addictions. Rene envisions a worldwide addiction-free body of Christ prepared for His return.

Vision

To see Christian-believers break free from the chains of worldly addictions; to empower, improve, and prepare carnal-minded believers for Christ’s return one publication at a time.

Mission

To promote a spotless wrinkle-free church for Christ (Ephesians 5:1-33).