He wrote his first story when he was seven years old. His first attempts at writing poetry were lyrics for local bands when he was a teenager. He continued to write, mainly for his own high pleasure, until a family member urged him to submit his work to magazines. Thom tried his luck, and got his first horror-story, A Christmas Tale, accepted for publication in the magazine Universe Pathways English edition. Fueled by this success, he continued to write.
His poems are well liked across the world, and he has been published in: Sinister Tales, Aoife’s Kiss, Abandoned Towers, The Stray Branch Magazine, Shadows & Light Magazine, Cover of Darkness Magazine, SciFaikuest, ShriekFreak Quarterly, Deadman’s Tome, 'House of Horror,Beyond Centauri, Eskapix (both under the pseusonym Kjell Larsson and as himself), Awen, just to mention a few.
Thom Olausson is a divorced, proud father of two sons as well as a stepfather to a daughter and a son. His girlfriend, Ditte Gade (also divorced), hails from Denmark and they live together as one big family on the west coast of Sweden.
Thom Olausson was inspired to write horror poetry when he as a young boy bought the album Powerslave by heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN. One song on that album has stayed with him ever since, and that is the song Rime of the Ancient Mariner which is based on the old horror poem with the same name by Samuel Taylor.
Thom Olausson was also voted a Top Ten Finisher in the prestigious Preditors&Editors Reader’s Poll 2009 in two categories. He placed 9th in the POET category, and placed 3rd and 9th in the POEM category. He was the only horrorpoet to get two poems on the Top Ten List.
He has had two books published this far:
A Secret Place - A collection of Diminuendo Poems, published through Diminuendo Press
There is one more collection of poetry on the horizon as well. The title is Odin's Ravens and is a collaboration between Thom Olausson and poet Alex Ness. The book will be published through Rouge Blades Entertainment.
Thom has also written a horror movie which will be filmed by Tegler Film in 2011. Title of the movie will be: The Forgotten - Who Sheds tears for them?
In 2010 he was voted 2nd place in the competition Fields of Rot by the readers, a competition where his apocalyptic zombie-tale …The End was competing.
There will be more from this talented horror poet/writer in the future…