A couple of months ago, I had been going through a bunch of books and I kept seeing this amazingly hot man on the cover and I kept saying to myself "Oh my God who in the hell is this hot as hell man on these covers here?" Well after some searching, I found out that it was Jimmy Thomas (who I might add that in person is probably one of the sweetest men I've ever laid eyes on much less had the chance to be around as well as funny as hell!)
Well any who, I found that he had a official fan page (all of which I will give links to at the end of this blog) and this is where I got the chance to not only meet fans of Jimmy but also some really great authors, readers, editors and such who all share a great love of reading and writing. Soon I found out about a get together that some of the authors in Arizona and over on the west coast was having this year called "Arizona Dreaming".
I knew I had to go!
Well after some figuring things out, I was able to go to the event and let me tell you ladies and gents....this is something that I so plan on going to every year if I get the chance.
I got the chance to meet some really great friends as well as fellow authors (which they were both one in the same) as well as new authors that I had heard of but had yet to actually meet. Plus the fact that yes I got the chance to finally meet the man behind my latest 3rd book cover "Special Kind of Woman" (out in July I might add)....Jimmy Thomas and ladies and gents lemme tell you about Jimmy Thomas for a moment......
Jimmy Thomas is probably one of the most amazing men I've ever laid eyes on besides what you might see on the covers and have read and heard in interviews he's done over the years, honestly meeting the man in person is an experience that will more than likely be cemented in your mind until your old and grey. He's charming, funny and caring as well as incisive about what's on his mind and his thoughts on plenty of things. Plus he takes his time and listens to EVERYONE, I saw this first hand when he took the time to talk with one of the ladies who took a picture with him afterwards for charity, he stood there and they both talked for a very long time and that just showed me how much of a gentleman he was to take that time and chat with someone. And I can say that his personality shines as brilliantly as his smile does.....and he sure does have an amazing smile too ;).
I also got to meet some of the amazing friends that I talk with daily on Facebook like, Sonja Little, Shannon Reads, April London, Rhonda Plumhoff, Kristina Haecker, Judy Taysom, Dee Gibbens, Deena Remiel, Morgan Kearns and Belinda Boring (my poking buddy).
As well as some that I got to meet for the 1st time...... Kris Tualla, Beverly Preston, Tamala Vinson, A Jacob Sweeney, Lacey Jackson Weatherford and Robin Duff
Some I suggest you check out on here because some are really great authors who do a phenom of a job at their craft of telling a wonderful story. Go on facebook and find their names and check them out for real:
A Jacob Sweeney
Lacey Jackson Weatherford
Oh yeah.....did I mention that Jimmy Thomas was a sweetie?.....Yeah I think I did mention that but of course I had to remind ya just in case,
Here are the links to Jimmy Thomas' fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CoverModelJimmyThomas
Also I suggest that if you are a writer, reader, editor, cover artist or reviewer to check out Jimmy Thomas' website called "RomanceNovelCenter": http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/
Both are great sites and you'll get the chance to meet some really great people on there like I have.
Much Love my peeps!