A southern gal with a western heart, F.J. Thomas is a multi-genre author and screenwriter who won the Winnie Award for Best Equine Screenplay at the Equus Film Festival. She resides in east Tennessee with the love of her life who is a retired race horse trainer and former professional bull rider T.A. Bouk, and a menagerie of horses, cats, and dogs.
F.J. writes children's picture books under the name Jewel Thomas. Her latest children's book, Beauford The Patriotic Donkey was co-written with T. A. Bouk.
A former OHSA Carded horse show judge, trainer and instructor, F.J. loves competing in anything from huntseat to barrel racing and ranch events every chance she gets. Her articles have appeared in America's Horse, Horse & Ranch Magazine, and Hoofbeats. F.J. writes the motivational and lifestyle blog, Cowgirls With Curves, and the horse-focused writer's blog, Talking In The Barn. Her real life pursuit of the cowgirl lifestyle has provided plenty of first-hand experience and inspiration for writing books a southern twist.
Don't go riding in the woods at night..... A typical broke college student, Lacy can’t pass up the lure of free board for her horse even if it does mean having to deal with an odd land owner. Undeterred by bizarre old Indian tales, she soon finds out that some deals come at a price, especially when old Indian ghosts come back to life.
Lily is on the hunt for her muse and redemption.The once bestselling romance author Lily Perkins is in a bind after her fifth divorce has left her practically penniless and her last book was axed by the publisher. At the urging of her agent and friend, Nate Kinser, Lily moves east to find her muse and write her next best seller.Carter is a cowboy womanizer that initially sees Lily as the next conquest he can toy with as everybody in a small town knows what a woman with her history is like. When his attempts to get her in bed fail, he realizes she's not the conquest he thought she was. In the end, they both fall harder than they wanted to but there's a catch - Lily's long term agent Nate has suddenly left his wife for her.When Lily is injured in a barrel race, both men rush to her side to protect the feisty cowgirl writer that has captured their hearts and Lily must choose between them.
THE FUTURE OF THE RANCH HANGS IN THE BALANCE Sage is just getting her life back together when a tornado touches down and destroys her family ranch in northern Georgia taking her hopes, her dreams and the very horse that the ranch's future hinges on. An ex rodeo cowboy with a past, Garrett has sworn off rodeo and the last thing he needs is entanglement with a woman on a wild horse chase but there's too many unanswered questions, such as how a horse could stay gone so long. Refusing to believe her horse was killed in the storm and refusing to give up on the ranch, Sage begins the journey of rebuilding her life once again and searching for the horse that to her, holds the past and her future. Sordid secrets and malicious betrayal jeopardize her efforts. Is she strong enough to push past the hurt and the lies in order to get back all she holds dear?