LH Thomson and Sam Powers are two pen names of Canadian writer, musician and journalist Ian Loome.
Born in Libya to British/Canadian parents, Loome grew up dividing time between England, Greece, Angola and Canada. He describes his childhood as “bizarre,” at least in part due to undiagnozed ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder-1.
After years in and out (often by expulsion) of various schools, he got a job at a weekly newspaper. He spent the next twenty-four years in weekly and daily journalism, winning national recognition as a reporter and editor. He has interviewed or covered a wide range of major figures, including two U.S. Presidents, three Canadian Prime Ministers, Hollywood stars, blues legends, and award-winning authors. He has won national recognition for news reporting, feature news writing and editing.
Along the way, he met and married Lori, an environmental scientist. They live in Canada with a household full of adopted pets. In his spare time, Loome reads, plays blues guitar, pickleball and golf, and enjoys cooking.