WILD TEXAS ROSE, my 25th historical romance will be out on August 7th and I believe it just might be my best. I decided to write it in a different style than usual—a more modern approach. This story is fast moving when four heroes get together to stop the outlaws. All are very different men: one a Texas Ranger; one crippled from the war between the states; one a judge who talks to his dead brother as if he were walking beside him; and one a man who lives in the shadows. Each man will fall in love in his own way with, of course, just the right woman.
While I was doing research for WILD TEXAS ROSE, I discovered a few interesting facts about Fort Worth. I think it would have been a wild place to live. In fact, I’ve lived there before, in books at least.
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I also decided to have a character who had mild agoraphobia and that led me down another road of research. Agoraphobia was first described in 1872 but the word would not have been in common use in 1876. I wanted my Rose to be afraid, but still be willing and able to take care of herself.
I’m not sure I planned it, but the story is full of laughter. My characters get in each others’ way and do more damage than good when they try to help.
I’ve been a historical romance writer since 1988 and I always will be. I live my imaginary life in the past and wouldn’t have it any other way. Come along with me on my new adventure.
To celebrate the release of my newest Whispering Mountain historical, I will give away an autographed copy to one lucky winner!
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Dubbed the Queen of Texas Romance, Jodi Thomas is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 35 novels and 11 short story collections. A RITA winning author and a member of RWA Hall of Fame, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.