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Heidi M. Thomas

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I'm a Montana native, and recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to northwest Arizona. I have a journalism degree, teach memoirs and beginning fiction classes and do freelance editing. I have two published novels, Cowgirl Dreams (EPIC Award Winner) and Follow the Dream, a WILLA-Award Winner.

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Cowgirl Dreams

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Dare to Dream: A Novel

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Follow the Dream

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I am so excited to share that my book Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women has won the Global E-Books Award in the non-fiction history category.

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When someone says “Cowgirl Up!” it means rise to the occasion, don’t give up, and do it all without whining or complaining. And the cowgirls of the early twentieth century did it all, just like the men, only wearing skirts and sometimes with a baby wai...

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Description: Nettie Moser’s dreams are coming true. She’s married to her cowboy, Jake, they have plans for a busy rodeo season, and she has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rodeo in London with the Tex Austin Wild West Troupe. But life during the Great Depression brings unrelenting hardships and unexpected family responsibilities. Nettie must overcome challenges to her lifelong rodeo dreams, cope with personal tragedy, survive drought, and help Jake keep their horse herd from disaster. Will these challenges break this strong woman? This sequel to Cowgirl Dreams is based on the life of the author’s grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.
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I just came back to land after a thoroughly enjoyable armchair adventure with Mary and Bruce on their sailboat Impunity. This is a story of a dream fulfilled for two very courageous and adventurous people. I hung on every word, from the chilling open ...more
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This is a great adventure for a young woman from "society" into the dance halls of Tucson and gold fields of Alaska. It shows courage and independence and has just the right combination of romance and conflict. Carolyn's debut novel is a must-read!
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This is a fantastic book. It grabbed my interest from the first word and I could hardly put it down until I was finished, yet I didn't want it to be done. Judy Kirscht has written another excellent story, exploring family dynamics with the broken thr ...more
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This is another winner from Janet Oakley! I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It is well-written and researched, it is fast-paced, has the essential elements of romance, conflict, and history. I recommend this book, along with Tree Soldier.
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This debut novel by Anne Schroeder is, as the new phrase says, "unputdownable"! I applaud the obvious research into place and time, the storyline kept me riveted from start to finish, and I fell in love with Ginny in this coming-of-age saga. I didn't ...more
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This is my first novel, republished by Globe-Pequot/Twodot Press. It is book one in the "Cowgirl Dreams" series, followed by FOLLOW the DREAM and DARE to DREAM.
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Frank Lewis Dear Heidi: I am not very knowlegeable about working the computer and I wondered what your interests were?

I scribble a little fiction on a historical back ground and have fun with my series starting with Frontier justic - 1835

I have done several books so far and my web is rumpah.com

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Heidi Thomas Hi Lisa,
I like the cover of your book!

message 5: by Lisa

Lisa HI, Heidi,
Thank you for the invitation.

message 4: by Heidi

Heidi Thomas Thanks, Chester. It does take a bit of time, but it's kind of fun.

Chester Hi, Heidi, I need to put more books on my page, 13 looks awfully anemic. I never think to add them. Glad to see you here.

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Heidi Thomas Sounds like a good one!

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Heidi,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author! I hope you will put my amateur sleuth novel, A REAL BASKET CASE, on your to-read list.
- Beth

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