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, Harry Potter 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, "The Raven Cycle" by Maggie Stiefvater, "The Foxhole Court" by Nora Sakavic, "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner, "Rid Rising" by Pierce Brown, "Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda" by Becky Albertalli

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

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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Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Swoon Author Aiden Thomas: 5 Takeaways from Maggie Stiefvater's Writing Seminar

On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, I had the pleasure of attending Maggie Stiefvater’s Portraits & Dreamers Seminar in Seattle, WA. My best friend—and Critique Partner!—and I got into my SUV and drove up from Portland for the weekend. As someone who got a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, Stiefvater imparted wisdom not only that I hadn’t ... Read More


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