"I have been meeting to reach out to you for some time to let you know what a blessing your materials were last year during the pandemic as we all did tournaments virtually. We had a very successful season – all of our students did material related to “Black Lives Matter” and it was well received based on what was happening in our country. winning the IL state championship in DI with "Impact Statement" and was 3rd place at Nationals. Several students were finalists and champions with prose, "Just One More Day" (semifinalist at Nationals) and "Afro Puffs" (quarter finalist at Nationals). Your material gave them a voice – something they really needed last year. Poetry was another big hit with several students doing well over the course of the season. You are a phenomenal writer – thank you for sharing your gift. Looking forward to many other stories from you that uplift our people."
Southland College Prep Charter High School
Co-Head Speech Coach
"The impact that Kristy's writing has on youth is unfathomable at times. Kristy gives a voice to students that at times feel shut out in society. She beautifully captures the essence of issues that are important to students while still keeping the competitive edge students need at competitions. Kristy also makes the process of writing stories for students simplistic and manages to always ask the right questions before she puts pen to paper. Kristy's services are truly the best investment that any competitive program can make. She is truly transcendent."
Director of Forensics
Texas Forensics Association Past President
NSDA Diamond Coach
NSDA House Finalist Coach
"Wow is the word I would use to describe the selection written for my student! This current selection is no different from others Kristy Thomas has written. Kristy's style is truly a gift; it's professional, yet personal. To be able to sit down and create an award - winning piece is phenomenal; and yet, Kristy is able to do this with the appearance of ease. She is able to create selections based on one's personal experiences and yet put them into a professionally stylized manner for tournament presentation. Although Kristy has only been professionally writing for a short time, I am sure Kristy Thomas or "Elise Sharron" is a name that will go into the record books!"
NSDA Hall of Fame Coach
Past Director of Forensics
Blue Springs High School
Blue Springs, Missouri
NSDA 4 Diamond Coach
National Duo & Poetry Champion Coach
National Dramatic, Storytelling, Poetry Finalists Coach
"The first consideration for me when choosing an individual to work with my students is whether the individual was ever a teacher. I have found in Kristy Thomas a TEACHER first, COACH, second, and, in general, an excellent person in whom I can place my trust. She is an incredible talent who makes real connections with students and that is evident in the results that she is amassing. I am so very impressed with her writing abilities and wholeheartedly endorse her business!"
Raphel Scott Waldrop
Activities Association State Coordinator
Director of Speech, Debate and Theatre
Hattiesburg High School
NSDA 2 Diamond Coach
NIETOC Executive Board
"Kristy Thomas is a game changer! She has created an outlet in interpretation that truly brings a voice to the students a lot like the event Oratory. There are so many life stories and things that have not been written about out there and Kristy has created a business where those stories are able to be told. I’m an avid watcher of documentaries and Kristy wrote a duo for my students about what took place in a particular documentary perfectly. She has gift of bringing a story to life for an audience like some of the greats and to be able to do that in just ten minutes is amazing! Her customer service is impeccable and she is always thorough to make sure that she is writing the story accurately. Trust me when investing in a selection from Kristy is an investment that reaps in dividends, every piece she has written for my program has been a winning selection."
Paul Revere Middle School
Texas Forensics Association President
NSDA Diamond Coach
UIL State Champion Prose and Poetry Coach
TFA State Champion Dramatic Coach
TFA State Duet Acting, Humorous, Prose, Poetry, Oratory, and Congress Finalist Coach
NSDA Dramatic Champion Coach
NSDA Prose and House Finalist Coach
"Each year as my interp team grows, arises the problem of finding good selections and then taking the time to cut all of them. Even with student input, there is much to do. However, using Always Writing 4 U is such a perfect solution. It’s one stop shopping for interp pieces, but the selections are truly stellar. All my students who used them last year, qualified for TFA State, UIL Region, and NSDA Nationals. This year, in just two tournaments, two my students using Kristy Thomas pieces has already qualified for Texas Forensics Association State! Always Writing 4 U LLC is truly a goldmine of interp."
Director of Forensics/ Masters of Arts
Spring Woods High School
NSDA 1 Diamond Coach
UIL Academics Coordinator/NFL Space City Committee
''I had the privilege of meeting Kristy Thomas in my second year of Speech and Debate competition! She told me right from the start that she would push me to be more than a typical performer! She made it very clear that she expected me to be better than my mind would allow me to think I could be! This led me to having an amazing high school speech career! While any typical coach would assume that coaching a successful high school competitor would be enough, Kristy thought the exact opposite! She has provided me with some of the most incredible pieces that I have ever seen for my collegiate speech experience! She stayed in touch with me to make sure that I was still pushing to be more, and this led to me making finals at Nationals for the first time in my speech career! The philosophy behind the way you coach is just awesome and I really am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with you because you have changed my perspective on how I compete with other people. I appreciate everything you have done for me and you will always be remembered! Not only as an amazing coach, but as an even better friend! I love you Kristy!"
Hattiesburg High School Coach
Graduate William Carey University Speech Team
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehension 2014 Prose Champion ("Seventh Birthday" by Kristy Thomas)