NEWS & EVENTS
White Witch is being picked up across the country and around the globe!
Excited to have White Witch book review covered by ABC's News 25!
Thrilled to have our press release picked up and featured on Fox News affiliate, WICZ.com!
Recently featured on the premier source for new and upcoming fiction authors, FantasticFiction.com
Excited to have been recently featured on "Booklove!"
"The topic was realistic but original with an eventful and intriguing plot and a story full of tales and twists. The dialogue was refreshing and the side characters memorable. I loved the Maroons and the flow with which they are integrated into the story. I strongly recommend this."
"I have read 2 previous novels by this author, known for his legal thrillers, DEAD PEASANTS and THE INSANITY PLEA, and have been anxiously waiting for his latest book, WHITE WITCH, which has a bit of a different spin that I absolutely loved."
Great to be featured in a leading news publication, South New Jersey!
White Witch recently picked up by the
Quebec Daily Examiner!
Thompson amply shows his skill as an excellent storyteller and his expertly voiced narration masterly evokes time and place. There is action aplenty in this yarn as he melds a powerful intricately plotted narrative imbuing it with voodooism, murder, corruption, Jamaican history, and legendary snake knives with unexplained powers, and courtroom drama which all makes for an informative, stimulating and entertaining read. In addition, he effectively explores the harsh world of abhorrent stripping of the rain forests as well as the disrespect of the natives' historical rights to these valuable lands.
"In a former job, I was a frequent visitor to Jamaica and Mo Bay. I once attended a style show at Rose Hall. I’m sure I would have really been creeped out and not enjoyed the show so much if I’d read this book first.
Thank you, Mr. Thompson, so much for this great book. Now I have to make a trip to the library so I can read all your other books." ~ Sunny Island Breezes
"If you are anything like me, White Witch by Larry D Thompson will make you hit the search button. I can help you a bit with that by directing you to his blog (see the link below), where he shares many things about the White Witch, Annie Palmer. Dare to enter her dungeon or explore her gravesite. Go ahead…I DARE YOU!
I began reading this delicious novel about voodoo and Jamaica and I couldn’t help but think of James Michener. Granted, James went much further in his historical novels, but Larry gave him a run for his money in White Witch."
"Larry Thompson has outdone himself with this one! This book makes me want to go to Jamaica and learn more about the history behind the island.
My favorite thing about this book, besides the murders and suspense, is Will Taylor. He has no idea what he is walking into when he arrives in Jamaica, but that doesn’t stop him. Instead, he realizes just where his heart lies and quits his job to join sides with the Maroons. I refuse to give anything else away with this book because I do not like to spoil books for readers, but this is absolutely a MUST READ! So many jaw-dropping moments and twists that make you want to drink a whole pot of coffee so you don’t have to put it down! "
"...entertaining and has just enough of the supernatural to keep readers turning the pages one after the other. Filled with strong characters that are sometimes as mysterious as they are colorful, this is a great way to pass a few hours in the beauty of Jamaica, discovering more about a culture steeped in magic."
"Wow, such a fascinating story! This book was rich with historical facts. I love books like that! The first thing I do is look everything up (every person, every place - to see if it is all true) and... it was! The Maroons, Annie Palmer aka The White Witch, Rose Hall, Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Captain Cudjoe - all of it real.
So besides being a great story - it was so interesting learning about Jamaican history that I knew nothing about! A lot happening, a lot of action, and a few twists."
"Legends are often passed on from one generation to another as the opening scene in this powerful historical novel allows readers to meet Annie Palmer known as the “White Witch.” Cruelty, abuse, hatred for her own slaves, murdered her husbands and took pride in torturing others, Annie Palmer’s spirit haunts the grounds of Rose Hall Plantation near Montego Bay. Born in Haiti to an English mother and Irish father living most of her life in Haiti. Voodoo or magic became part of her life when her parent’s dies and her nanny taught the ways of magic. Moving to Jamaica she met John Palmer who owned Rose Hall and here’s where our story gets interesting as she murdered him and her next two husbands. Almost as you hear her voice in the opening pages you can tell that she enjoyed hurting those she felt not worthy and many slaves were added to her death list. But, when Rudyard could not stand it anymore and his own child was in danger, he took matters into his own hands and killed her. Annie Palmer, did she have tendencies towards sadism or lechery?"
"I must say that White Witch is a truly interesting book that started off great with a flashback to Annie Palmer tyranny before the story turned its focus on the present time and the Maroons struggle with an American aluminum company that is after their land."
WHITE WITCH has been selected as a finalist in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards!! Here is the judge’s comment: “Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work."
Thompson amply shows his skill as an excellent storyteller and his expertly voiced narration masterly evokes time and place. There is action aplenty in this yarn as he melds a powerful intricately plotted narrative imbuing it with voodooism, murder, corruption, Jamaican history, and legendary snake knives with unexplained powers, and courtroom drama which all makes for an informative, stimulating and entertaining read. In addition, he effectively explores the harsh world of abhorrent stripping of the rain forests as well as the disrespect of the native's historical rights to these valuable lands.