When I began the Ransom Canyon series, I knew SUNRISE CROSSING would be Yancy’s story. So when I started writing, he was already whispering his story in my ear. Yancy Grey was little more than a kid when he went to prison for a robbery and five years later, when he’s free, he heads to… Read More
With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 novels and 13 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.
In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA's to her credit, along with National Readers' Choice Awards and Booksellers' Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.
Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, 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, renovating a historic home, and "checking up" on their grown sons and four grandchildren.
Few things promise more hijinks and adventure than a good ole summer road trip, save for maybe a motorcycle outing. June sees a flurry of novels offering the romance of the open road or wide-open spaces starting with New York Times Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti’s Wicked Burn, Book 3 in her Real of Enforcers Series…. Read More
by Kat Martin I’m sure every author has an interesting tale of how he or she got published. Mine is sort of a merry-go-round story that began when I met my future husband. He had written a Western called Shadow of the Mast by L.J. Martin. After we started dating, he asked me to read… Read More
Just as hammocks begin to call booklovers outside to read, with the pull that sirens once lured sailors to shore (thankfully with a happier ending), not one but two #1 New York Times bestselling authors unveil new series this month. Robyn Carr has set previous bestselling series in small towns in northern California and on… Read More
I can’t explain exactly how westerns and spring came to be linked in my mind, but suffice to say, the weather has to have something to do with it. Any self-respecting person who rides horses will tell you that summer — at least in Oklahoma and Texas — is way too hot and sweaty… Read More
At last count, 700,000 or more new books are published each year—an offering split about half-and-half between traditionally published and self-published titles. With such a wealth of choices, even the most loyal reader might occasionally miss a book or two — even in a beloved series. Enter the reissue: A reader’s chance to read the… Read More
It’s that special month when all of our thoughts are supposed to center around giving thanks. Luckily, some of the Top Shelf Authors from Writerspace have made that easier by offering November releases sure to give readers yet another reason for counting blessings and being filled with gratitude. Released this month for your reading pleasure:… Read More
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LET’S TALK ABOUT…FINDING YOUR VOICE
When I first decided to make my October blog about finding your voice, I planned to come at the subject from a writer’s perspective. Find Your Voice. In other words, what is your style? Punctuation. Syntax. Character development. Something that makes you stand out. A unique voice in a sea of millions. However, as the… Read More