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

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.

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