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A fifth-generation Texan who taught family living, Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon.

With a degree in Family Studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A & M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer In Residence.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband and renovating an historical home they bought in Amarillo. TEXAS RAIN, the first book in her latest historical "Whispering Mountain" series, was released in November 2006. TEXAS PRINCESS, the next novel in the series was published in November 2007. An anthology of short stories, GIVE ME A TEXAN, will be available in February 2008. Her newest mainstream novel, TWISTED CREEK, is garnering rave pre-release reviews and is set for release in April 2008.
 

Awards: Rita (2006)  see all

Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, General Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Texas Brothers
   1. The Texan's Touch (1998)
   2. To Kiss a Texan (1999)
   3. To Wed in Texas (1999)
   4. Twilight in Texas (2001)
   5. The Texan's Dream (2001)
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Wife Lottery
   1. The Texan's Wager (2002)
   2. When a Texan Gambles (2003)
   3. A Texan's Luck (2004)
   4. The Texan's Reward (2005)
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Whispering Mountain
   1. Texas Rain (2006)
   2. Texas Princess (2007)
   3. Tall, Dark, and Texan (2008)
   4. The Lone Texan (2009)
   5. Texas Blue (2011)
   6. Wild Texas Rose (2012)
   7. Promise Me Texas (2013)
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Harmony
   0. A Place Called Harmony (2014)
   1. Welcome to Harmony (2010)
   2. Somewhere Along the Way (2010)
   3. The Comforts of Home (2011)
   4. Just Down the Road (2012)
   5. Chance of a Lifetime (2012)
   6. Can't Stop Believing (2013)
   7. Betting the Rainbow (2014)
   8. One True Heart (2015)
   Midnight Bet (2019)
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Ransom Canyon
   1. Ransom Canyon (2015)
   1.5. Winter's Camp (2015)
   2. Rustler's Moon (2016)
   3. Lone Heart Pass (2016)
   4. Sunrise Crossing (2016)
   5. Wild Horse Springs (2017)
   6. Indigo Lake (2017)
   6.5. A Christmas Affair (2017)
   7. Mistletoe Miracles (2018)
   8. Christmas in Winter Valley (2019)
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Novels
   Beneath the Texas Sky (1988)
   Northern Star (1990)
   The Tender Texan (1991)
   Prairie Song (1992)
   Cherish the Dream (1993)
   The Texan and the Lady (1994)
   To Tame a Texan's Heart (1994)
   Forever in Texas (1995)
   Texas Love Song (1996)
   Two Texas Hearts (1997)
   The Widows of Wichita County (2003)
   Finding Mary Blaine (2004)
   The Secrets of Rosa Lee (2005)
   Easy on the Heart (2006)
   Twisted Creek (2008)
   Rewriting Monday (2009)
   One Texas Night (2013)
   Heart on His Sleeve (2013)
   Mornings on Main (2018)
   The Little Teashop on Main (2019)
   One Night at the St. Nicholas (2021)
   The Wishing Quilt (2022) (with Patience Griffin and Lori Wilde)
   Father Goose (2022)
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Collections
   Ask Me Why (2015) (with others)
   Once Upon a Valentine's Day (2017) (with others)
   A Texas Kind of Christmas (2019) (with Celia Bonaduce and Rachael Miles)
   The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas (2020) (with Scarlett Dunn and Sharla Lovelace)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   A Husband for Holly (2012)
   In a Heartbeat (2012)
   The Valentine's Curse (2018)
   One Wish (2019)
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Awards
2006 Rita Award for Best Novel : The Texan's Reward
1995 Rita Award for Best Novel : To Tame a Texan's Heart
1992 Rita Award for Best Novel : The Tender Texan

Jodi Thomas recommends
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Winning Maura's Heart (2023)
(Hangman's Daughters, book 1)
Linda Broday
"A touching story with a background of the real west. A perfect book to warm your heart."
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Country Music Cowboy (2021)
(Kings of Country, book 3)
Sasha Summers
"A romance that will keep you reading into the night."
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When a Cowboy Loves a Woman (2021)
(Creedence Horse Rescue, book 2)
Jennie Marts
"Funny, complicated, and irresistible."

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