The Underminers by A.C. Thompson‏

A.C. Thompson lives in Southern California with her husband, a pooka in the form of a white bunny rabbit, and two feline overlords. When she isn’t writing, she subtitles and captions movies and TV shows, putting her degree in English literature to some use.

The Underminers is her first novel.


In an alien galaxy, two dangerous criminals are sentenced to a remote prison planet known for its savage brutality and low life expectancy. The planet is Earth. Many years later, a mysterious substitute math teacher arrives at a suburban Southern California high school. A wave of inexplicable vandalism begins. High school senior, Tory, and her bullied brother, Jason, find themselves caught up in the conflict as the entire population of the school, student and staff alike, are affected by random acts of maliciousness. Although she hates him at first, Tory becomes increasingly drawn to her very handsome, but oddly vindictive math teacher who seems to be connected to what is going on.

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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
Sitting in an empty office building alone on the night shift at a job that was about to go away and deciding it was time to give my true passion a chance.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
From start to finish, it took about 2 years. A lot of that was time where I didn’t write at all, however.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I love being totally immersed in the story and seeing what comes up next as I write. I lose track of time and become caught up in the flow of it unfolding.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Disciplining myself to sit down and get it done. I really struggle with that.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
After 47 years on the planet, I figured out the best person to be at all times is yourself.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Probably a jar of pickled peppers someone gave my husband for Christmas about 3 years ago. I really should get rid of that.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
There is a sequel planned for “The Underminers”. I also have a new project started that I like to describe as a cross between “Alice In Wonderland” and “Game of Thrones”. I can’t say much more than that about it yet.

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