Please, join us for our all day meeting as we welcome New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas!
Jodi will present three workshops throughout the day focusing on writing a series. Her first presentation is World Building in which she will explain how to create a story and characters that come alive. Next is Staying Alive in An Ever-Changing Environment where Jodi will tell us how to write for today’s market with all its changes. And last, World Building: A Career which entails how to create and write a book series.
The price is $15 for West Houston RWA members and $25 for everyone else. A delicious lunch of pasta and salad will be provided by Cafe Express!
Please pre-register here.
A fifth generation Texan who taught family living, 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.
The stories Thomas has committed to paper have earned her an impressive list of distinguished awards, including being inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. Here are just a few of the latest:
• In 2010, The Lone Texan won the Reader’s Choice 2009 Best Western Romance from Love Western Romances.com.
• In 2011, Jodi won a RITA for Welcome to Harmony (2010) and the Booksellers’ Best Award for Somewhere Along the Way (2010), Romantic Times’ Romance Pioneer Award, Reviewers’ Choice Award and Best Western Romance for Texas Blue (2011)
• In 2013, Jodi won a Holt Medallion for Wild Texas Rose (2012) and the West Texas Books Festival’s A.C. Green Award
• In 2014, Jodi Thomas won the National Readers’ Choice Award’s Contemporary Single Title for Can’t Stop Believing (2013)
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.
For more information, please check Jodi’s website at www.jodithomas.com.