A cowgirl at heart, Jewel Thomas, who writes romance as F.J. Thomas, resides in east Tennessee on her horse farm with her husband Steve and their menagerie of horses, cats, and dogs. Working full time in the healthcare industry, Jewel spends the rest of her time judging open horse shows and competing in anything from huntseat to barrel racing and ranch events every chance she gets.
A multi-genre author, Jewel started writing in high school and never looked back. She's written articles that have appeared in America's Horse, Horse & Ranch Magazine, and Hoofbeats. Her real life pursuit of the cowgirl lifestyle has provided plenty of first-hand experience and inspiration for writing.