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
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 currently serves 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 or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and "checking up" on their two grown sons.
For more information, please visit Jodi's website at www.jodithomas.com.
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
Latest from our Blog
Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More