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Jodi Thomas


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.

Genres: Romance, Historical Romance



Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : The Tender Texan
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : To Tame a Texan's Heart
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : The Texan's Reward

Jodi Thomas recommends
Heartbound (1997)
Rachelle Nelson
"Unforgettable... touches your heart with tenderness and laughter."

Lone Star Cafe (2004)
(Texas Hill Country, book 2)
Lisa Wingate
"Lone Star Cafe leaves you feeling like you've danced the two-step across texas."

Foxy Statehood Hens and Murder Most Fowl (2007)
(Foxy Hens)
Peggy Fielding and Jackie King
"Foxy Statehood Hens and Murder Most Fowl is a delightful combination of heartwarming stories flavored richly with western humor. These wonderful writers make the time period and the characters come alive, so make yourself a cup of tea, get comfortable in your favorite chair and enjoy the journey."

Pieces of Sky (2009)
(Blood Rose Trilogy, book 1)
Kaki Warner
"A wonderful read, I couldn't put it down."

Cowboy Come Home (2011)
(Lost Sons Trilogy, book 3)
Janette Kenny
"A classic Western historical with a hero you're gonna love."

Before and Ever Since (2012)
Sharla Lovelace
"A writer with a fresh new voice."

Forever Friday (2013)
Timothy Lewis
"Forever Friday will wrap around your heart and not let go."

Ambush Valley (2014)
(Byrnes Family Ranch, book 6)
Dusty Richards

Texas Mail Order Bride (2015)
(Bachelors of Battle Creek, book 1)
Linda Broday
"Takes me back to a west that feels true. A delightful read."

Welcome To Fat Chance, Texas (2015)
(Lone Star State, book 1)
Celia Bonaduce
"A fresh, heartwarming voice."

Chasing the Heiress (2016)
(Muses' Salon, book 2)
Rachael Miles
"Her character come alive with warmth and purpose."

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