Romance with a Christmas Spirit…

on September 25, 2018

…and a chance to win a Mistletoe Miracles 3 Day Vacation at Jodi Thomas’ Red River Condo! When I started my story of the Maverick Ranch for MISTLETOE MIRACLES, I wanted to begin with Griffin. I saw him as a far better man than he thinks he is and I knew by the time readers followed… Read More

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.

The Contemporary Cowboy

on September 20, 2018

I love writing contemporary cowboy romances. Why? Because growing up, I was a contemporary cowgirl. I’m a city girl now, but recently I spent time with a friend of my mother’s, Janet, and her son, Bill. These are my horse people from my past. Janet is 92, a retired school teacher. When she got older… Read More

The Glory of Sprawl

on August 9, 2018

By Amy Lane I am not a very tidy writer. I’m not talking about my desk—although that would send shivers down your spine—and I’m not talking about individual books, because I’m pretty good at wrapping up loose ends. No—I’m talking about character sprawl. That saying, “Every character is a hero in his own story,” is… Read More

August 26 is National Dog Day

on August 7, 2018

I’m guessing many of you reading this have a dog. Or maybe you’re planning on getting a dog in the near future. This post is for everyone who loves dogs. National Dog Day was created for two reasons. The first is to honor dogs. This special day is our chance to recognize the importance of… Read More

Honeymoon Mishaps

on July 27, 2018

When I tell people that my husband and I went to Canada for our honeymoon, I’m almost always met with a blank open-mouthed stare. Canada? Really? I realize it’s not the obvious choice. But the truth is, I’m a mountain girl at heart. I grew up camping and hiking and wandering all over the Rocky… Read More

Chocolate and the Craft of Writing – Brownies and Bridge Scenes

on July 11, 2018

After releasing the third book in the Matchmaker Café series, Falling in Love with Emma, about a French baker who wonders if she will ever get out of the friend-zone with the man who owns a fish market, it seemed appropriate to write a food-themed blog that combines chocolate and the craft of writing. Chocolate because it’s mentioned in every book… Read More

What I did on my Between-Books Vacation

on June 19, 2018

You’ll notice my blog this month is a variation on a famous back-to-school essay theme.  While I can’t personally recall ever being asked to pen a “What I did on my Summer Vacation” essay during my school career, I hear it’s a common academic request.  And I would have loved this topic! No one enjoys… Read More

FINDING YOUR PERFECT SUMMER BEACH READ

on June 11, 2018

by Maria Geraci Whether you go the beach, the lake, the mountains, or just hang around the house, the long lazy days of summer are a perfect time to catch up on your reading. And there’s no better reading than a good juicy beach read. What makes a good summer read? Well, it depends on… Read More

Why I Love Second Chance at Love Romances

on June 4, 2018

by Caridad Pineiro First of all, thanks to my Writerspace friends for letting me visit today to chat about WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER (June 5, 2018), my new release in the At the Shore Contemporary Romance series! Writers are readers too and one of my favorite kinds of stories to read is a second chance… Read More