Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Several of the Jaunty Quills were in San Antonio last week for the Romance Writers of America conference. We thought you’d like to see some photos from the conference (at the bottom of the page, there’s a legend telling about each photo).

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Kristan and her Rita awards date

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Kristan at the HQ signing

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1. Cindy and Nancy with former Jaunty Emily McKay at the Harlequin Party.

2. Cindy and Nora Roberts.

3.  The gorgeous decorations at the Harlequin party.

4. Friday was Cindy’s birthday.  Harlequin threw a big party just for her. Shhh! Don’t tell her they the party was for everyone. ;)

5.  The annual Jaunty Quills breakfast.

6. Kristan and Alexander Rodriguez.

7.  Nancy at the Harlequin authors book signing (signing Cindy’s birthday card).

8.  Kristan at the Harlequin authors book signing.

 9. Nancy and Kathy before the workshop they presented.

10.  Nancy, Jane Porter, and Kathy at the Harlequin party.

11.  Raeanne Thayne, Nancy, and Kristan.

12. Cindy, Nancy, Kathy and Harlequin editor Susan Litman at the Harlequin party.

13. Harlequin editor Patience Bloom and Cindy at the Harlequin party.

14. Nancy and Kathy.

15.  Robyn at the RWA Literacy signing.

16.  Shana looking beautiful before her publisher’s party.

17. Shana and Mia before the Golden Heart and Rita awards.

18.  Shana at the RWA Literacy signing.

19. Nancy at the RWA Literacy book signing.

20.  Nancy, Kathy, and Mary Louise Wells realize former Jaunty Terri Brisbin was on their flight home.

21. Kristan, Gail Kirkpatrick Chianese, Virginia Kantra,  and Jesse.

 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

Nancy's Website


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Latest Books

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I was so excited to be invited to participate in Montana Born Books summer fair series. I’d already fallen in love with Marietta while reading the earlier series that have been set there and even though Marietta, Montana, is a fictional town it certainly felt quite real to me as a reader. Bringing that reality to my novella was a challenge but the great team of gals who write for Tule Publishing were super supportive and I had a world of fun exploring Pinterest for photos of my hippie chick heroine, her taciturn cowboy and the beautiful setting of Montana.

So what happens when a hippie chick meets a cowboy? Sparks fly, that’s what.

“Life is simple for Booth Lange–work hard, save hard, stay out of trouble–until Willow Phillips arrives in Marietta and turns his entire world upside down. The superstitious hippie is everything he can’t stand—transient, careless, and trouble with a capital T. He wants her out of town before she can upset more than his equilibrium, and yet, he can’t seem to stay away or keep his hands off her.

‘Willow, retracing her late mother’s journey through Montana twenty-seven years ago, has one goal. To meet Willow’s father. Maybe then she can face the life-altering decision that awaits her. But meeting her father proves more elusive than she anticipated, and just why is Booth Lange so determined to drive her out of town?’

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about Booth and Willow’s journey to love, I know I enjoyed every minute of writing it and I look forward to releasing more stories with Tule Publishing.

So tell me, what’s your favorite Tule story so far, or even your all time favorite romance? All comments will go into the draw to win a book from my backlist. I’ll be at the RWA National conference in San Antonio this week so while I will be reading all your comments, I may not be able to respond to each one individually. But don’t let that hold you back from sharing your thoughts :-)!

Best wishes and happy reading!

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Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

Nancy's Website


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Latest Books

Katherine Garbera and Nancy Robards Thompson are presenting a workshop titled Art Journaling 101: Jump-Start Your Creativity (No Artistic Skills Required) at 8:30 AM on Thursday, July 24 at the Romance Writers of America 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

Nancy's Website


Social Media


Latest Books

Join us on July 26 when USA Today Bestselling author, Yvonne Lindsay will be here.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

Nancy's Website


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Latest Books

Forgive me, please

by Debra Salonen 

 

Cowgirl Come Home, my new release from Tule Publishing, is a second-chance-at-love story. It’s also about the healing power of forgiveness. 

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Like Bailey and Paul, the main protagonists of Cowgirl, I met my hubby in high school. Our lockers were next door to each other, and although we “knew” each other all four years of high school, we didn’t actually start dating until the summer before our senior year.

 

I’d been dating an upper classman my sophomore and junior years. When he graduated, I was…alone, available, ready for fun. And my hubby-to-be brought fun in spades. We dated that year, went to prom and headed off to college together. photo_2 We stumbled over a rocky road in the early years–what relationship doesn’t have its ups and downs? We had many opportunities to forgive each other. Since we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary this fall, I think I can say with some authority, “Being able to let go of anger is a good skill to have in a marriage.”

 

In Cowgirl, Come Home, Bailey Jenkins and Paul Zabrinski meet and fall in love when she’s a senior–primed to move on and get the heck out of Marietta, Montana, where she’s spent way too much time picking up after her difficult father–and he’s a junior with that all-important final year of school ahead of him. “Fall in love with Paul Zabrinski” was not on her list of goals. But they did fall in love. And they did what young people in love do…they had sex. And there were consequences that changed their lives forever.

 

Now, fifteen years later, Bailey’s back. (Here’s the working photo I used when I “met” Bailey.) Bailey Jenkins Her parents need her. She’s not the same girl who left Montana ready to take on the world. All that bright promise has been dimmed by loss and anguish. Her dreams are gone, her spirit broken.

 

Paul, on the other hand, seems to have it Deb Salonen hero cowboyall–he’s a single dad, hot, gorgeous and successful. He’s also lonely and wants what his parents have–that once in a lifetime love. One look at Bailey is all he needs to know the love he felt for her never died.

 

As they explore the possibility of rekindling their feelings, they can’t ignore their families’ expectations and fears. Paul’s older brother, Austen points out, “You have two kids to consider. Do you really want to introduce Bailey into their lives if she isn’t going to stick around?”

 

Austen’s fears aren’t unfounded. Bailey, the daughter of an alcoholic, struggles with the fear her father will fall off the wagon and return to his old brutish behavior. Bailey promised herself she wouldn’t turn into her mother–a co-dependent doormat. But, deep down, she wants more than anything to stay.

 

As Paul and Bailey begin to move forward with the demands of every day life, they carefully pick their way through the wreckage of the past. The odds are stacked against these two characters, which made writing their story hugely challenging and extremely satisfying.

 

What do you think? Are some hurts too big to come back from or can real love overcome anything? Bailey and Paul learn that forgiveness is key to healing. One of the songs on my Cowgirl, Come Home playlist is Forgiveness by Toby Mac. In case you’d like to give this song a try, I’ve included a $5 iTunes gift card in my fun, little, Cowgirl Come Home prize (2 backlist titles, iTunes card, notebook, post-it notes and Tule swag). photo

 

Happy reading, my friends!

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