Stories come to me in pieces, kind of like a puzzle I find in a box without a picture on the outside of what the finished product will look like. WILD HORSE SPRINGS came to me like that. I wasn’t writing one story, but several that would merge at a crossroads that would change all… Read More
A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.
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.
Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, "When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I'm still making the world a better place."
When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and "checking up" on their two grown sons.
For more information, please visit Jodi's website at jodithomas.com.
by Jodi Thomas I love setting my stories in the world where I live. Modern day small towns. I understand the people and how they think. They talk and dress the way they do because of how they work and the weather, and the styles handed down. So when people ask if I write… Read More
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