Author Thomas Watson will speak at Natchitoches, Leesville campuses


Author Thomas Watson, a graduate of Northwestern State University, will be featured in a talk and book signing beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in NSU’s Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Watson will also speak at NSU’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.  All events are free and open to the public.

Watson is the author of several successful book series and novellas including a collection of six in the Blue Plague books set in Louisiana.

Watson, a veteran who now lives in northwestern Montana, grew up in Doyline and Grenada, Mississippi, moved to Shreveport to start his family and began working as a nurse in Shreveport. He has continued his writing with several other series of books in different genres including vampires, a world where preppers must survive and a book about two teenage boys navigating their way through a zombie apocalypse. Eighteen books now have been published and one novella as e-books. Ten of those are available in print and Watson is quickly gaining recognition for his work.

Watson’s love of reading, which was instilled in him at a young age by his parents, inspired him to begin his writing career. He creatively uses humor, honor, family and hope in his series.

A short list of Watson’s work is as follows.

“Blue Plague” – A no-holds-barred story about the end of civilization not for the faint of heart. The language and actions are harsh even by the main characters. It is a portrayal of what it would take to survive in an event of this magnitude. This series is based in and around Louisiana when a virus released in the Congo and makes its way back to the United States.

“Dark Titan” – A portrayal of what could happen in the event of an EMP. How would you survive? Join Nathan and the people he picks up along the way from Georgia to Idaho where his bug out location is.

“Vengeance in Blood” – What do you get when you have a being of legend that has roamed the land for over six hundred years, is tracked by an LA detective, a master tracker and protector of innocents in his own right? Will the existences of legends: vampires be exposed?

“Forgotten Forbidden America” – When the stock markets in Asia crash it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. feels the effects. Join Nelson and his family and friends as they travel to their safe zone and attempt to survive when civilization as we know it is in turmoil.

“Thanos” – A home of magical creatures at the beginning of time. Thanos is where magic is a part of daily life and heroes can come from anywhere.

“Forsaken World” – Join a couple of teenage boys trying to survive the zombie apocalypse with no parents to guide them. Will they survive or will they succumb to the plague of the undead?

“Bonner Incident” – When everything you have worked your entire life to build suddenly comes under fire and you and your family are threatened by those in office, how would you react? This story follows how one small business owner reacts to protecting his property and family.

Watson’s appearance will include an address to NSU’s Presidential Leadership Program students and book signings with books for sale on site. For more information, contact Anna MacDonald at