AUTHOR BIO

Heidi M. Thomas grew up on a working ranch in eastern Montana. She had parents who taught her a love of books and a grandmother who rode bucking stock in rodeos. Describing herself as “born with ink in my veins,” Heidi followed her dream of writing with a journalism degree from the University of Montana and later turned to her first love, fiction, to write her grandmother’s story.

 

  • Heidi’s first novel, Cowgirl Dreams, has won an EPIC Award and the USA Book News Best Book Finalist award.

  • Follow the Dream, a WILLA Award winner, is the second book in the “Dare to Dream” series about strong, independent Montana women.

  • A third novel, Dare to Dream, was an International Book Awards Finalist, 

  • Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women, a non-fiction book about the old-time cowgirls of Montana, won the Global eBook Award.

  • Seeking the American Dream, is the first in a new series, and is based on her mother who emigrated from Germany after WWII. It won the Top Female Author award from The Authors Show, and was in the top five Best Indie Books from Shelf Unbound.

  • Finding True Home is the sequel to Seeking, and has won a Will Rogers Medallion Award, and a Finalist Award from Book Excellence Awards.

  • The Secret of the Ice Castle & Other Inspirational Tales is her newest release for kids from five to 105.

Heidi is a member of Women Writing the West, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Arizona Authors Association, is also a manuscript editor, and teaches local memoir and fiction writing classes.

 

She is an avid reader of all kinds of books, enjoys the sunshine and hiking in north-central Arizona, where she writes, edits, and teaches memoir and fiction writing classes.

 

Heidi is also the “human” for a finicky feline, and describes herself primarily as a “cat herder.”

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