A southern gal with a western heart, Jewel Thomas resides in east Tennessee with the love of her life, who is a retired race horse trainer and former professional bull rider, and a menagerie of horses, cats, and dogs. Working full time in the healthcare industry, Jewel is currently focusing the rest of her time on writing the film script for Lost Betrayal and building a new tiny home.
A former OHSA Carded horse show judge, trainer, and instructor, Jewel loves competing in anything from hunt seat to barrel racing and ranch events every chance she gets.
A multi-genre author, Jewel started writing in high school and never looked back. A children's picture book author with Dingbat Publishing, her newest children's book, Pedro's Problemo about a Chihuahua that has to ride a horse to prove he's royalty from Mexico, will be released in November 2017. Jewel also writes women's fiction and paranormal short stories that have been published with Solstice Publishing under the name F.J. Thomas.
In addition to writing books, Jewel has written equine articles that have appeared in America's Horse, Horse & Ranch Magazine, and Hoofbeats.
Jewel also. writes the motivational and lifestyle blog, Cowgirls With Curves, and the horse-focused writer's blog, Talking In The Barn.
Jewel's real life pursuit of the cowgirl lifestyle has provided plenty of first-hand experience and inspiration for writing books with a southern twist.