Sue Thomas's most recent book is 'Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age' (2017). Other books include 'Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace' (2013), a study of nature metaphors in internet culture and language ; the cyberspace memoir/travelogue 'Hello World: travels in virtuality' (2004); the novels 'Correspondence' (short-listed for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1992, The James Tiptree Award, and the European Science Fiction Award) and 'Water' (1994); an edited anthology 'Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories By Women Celebrating Women' (1994), and 'Creative Writing: A Handbook For Workshop Leaders' (1995). She has written for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, Orion Magazine, Slate, and many others.
She was born in Leicestershire, England, in 1951. After school she had various short but interesting jobs such as an accounts clerk in a chocolate factory, a life model, and a bookshop assistant. In 1985 she went to university as a mature student and gained a degree in Humanities (English, History and Computing). She then began a new career as a lecturer and author. Her first novel, Correspondence (1992), attracted wide attention in the UK, USA, and Europe. She founded the trAce Online Writing Centre at Nottingham Trent University in 1995, and became Professor of New Media at De Montfort University in 2005. Since 2013 she has been a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University and writes full-time.