Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Home page: http://www.aimerythomas.com
Aimery Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California. He was raised by his mother, Linda, and his late stepfather, Paul Shoals, from the age of six. He spent his formative years between life in West Los Angeles attending St. Timothy's Catholic School, and summers in Pleasant Hill, CA with his grandparents. Aimery was an altar boy for three years.
His first interest in writing was working on school newspapers and submitting stories to various young writers’ contests. Aimery attended Whittier High School in Whittier, CA, where he was active in the high school band, track and field, student government, and the speech club. Aimery was also a high school mascot for two years.
Aimery has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations (with honours) from the Australian National University. Throughout much of his education, Aimery worked nights as a nightclub disc jockey and later as a karaoke host.
Professionally, Aimery has worked on school reform efforts in the Los Angeles Unified School District, worked to liaise with the underrepresented ethnic communities of Los Angeles for the United States Census Bureau, worked several years in organizing performers for the Screen Actors Guild, and worked on several indie film productions in different roles. Aimery later moved into the field of qualitative market and social research for business and government clients in Sydney, Australia.
Although Aimery considers himself a generalist, his two lifelong ambitions have always been to earn a PhD in the social sciences and to become a science fiction author.
Interests: Futurism, science and tech, politics
Published writer: Yes