posted on January 30, 2014 by Jodi Thomas

Boots Under Her Bed

bootsunderherbedCallie has done a lot of crazy things, but it’ll take one more to prove she isn’t nuts: find a husband, fast!

I wanted to open my story with a girl, Callie, who is desperate to marry, so desperate that she’ll do anything to find a husband.  So the story opens with Callie and her best friend searching the alley behind the saloons for a man who will agree to two things: 1) marry her and 2) not commit her.

Thanks to her step-father and a few crazy things she’s done in her youth, Callie is worried that she may not only loose her family ranch, but her freedom as well.

Luke Morgan has lost everything and is drinking away his troubles when a woman finds him and offers marriage.  As he sobers up to what he’s agreed to, he finds a gentle caring wife that he wants to protect.  Their love story runs deep as they both find the one thing they are wanting…a place to belong.

Luke decides to stand beside her no matter what people say about her.

When Callie meets Luke, she thinks him a plain man, but as she grows to know him he becomes more handsome.  I’ve always thought that was true in life.  Most people, as you get to know them, either grow better looking or ugly up.

jodithomasI’ve always loved writing anthologies.  BOOTS UNDER HER BED is my thirteenth and my favorite so far.  Who knows, maybe I identified with Callie because, after all, writers often worry about their sanity from time to time.  We walk in more than one world.  We talk to people who aren’t there and we fall in love with characters who love only between the covers of books.

So, cuddle up in your favorite chair and enjoy my story about CRAZY CALLIE.  I guarantee you’ll enjoy. JodiThomasAuthor

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

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.

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