Bookworm: Reader, writer, editor, teacher. First novel, Cowgirl Dreams.
Raised on a ranch in isolated eastern Montana, Heidi Thomas has had a penchant for reading and writing since she was a child. Armed with a degree in journalism from the University of Montana, she worked for the Daily Missoulian newspaper, and has had numerous magazine articles published.
A tidbit of family history, that her grandmother rode steers in rodeos during the 1920s, spurred Heidi to write a novel based on that grandmother’s life.
Cowgirl Dreams is the first in a series about strong, independent Montana Women.
Heidi is a member of Women Writing the West, Skagit Valley Writers League, Professional Writers of Prescott, and the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. She is an avid reader of all kinds of books, enjoys hiking in north central Arizona, where she writes, edits, and teaches memoir and fiction writing classes.
Married to Dave Thomas (not of Wendy’s fame), Heidi has no children, but as the “human” for a fickle feline, describes herself as a “cat herder.”
Forsyth, MT United States
Journalism degree from the University of Montana, fiction certificate from University of Washington.
First novel, Cowgirl Dreams, based on grandmother, winner of EPIC AWARD.
Second novel, Follow the Dream, WILLA Literary Award winner.
Third novel, Dare to Dream, coming soon!