How to Lasso a Cowboy
Anthology, Old West
May 25, 2004
Available in: Paperback
They are a symbol of the Old West, from the tops of their ten-gallon hats to the tips of their spurs, and an image that sets women's hearts to quivering. There's nothing like a cowboy to stir a lady's imaginationor to inspire love as boundless as the open range. In these four heartwarming stories from today's top authors, four women set their sights on the cowboys of their dreamsand rope them in. It's good old-fashioned romance at its finest...featuring men that no woman would put out to pasture.
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 served 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, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.