Francine The Workin' Stock Cowgirl
Francine has always been told that she has to be “itty bitty” to rope, ride, and chase cans. But Flitter the horse, her new best friend, tells her she’s “Workin’ Stock” like him. She’s made to do more than just look pretty and just like him, she can be fast. Ol’ Merle, the ranch’s number one guard dog, tells Francine only skinny girls and horses can win in the rodeo arena.
She takes a chance and tells him she and Flitter will barrel race in the back corral to prove him wrong. If they run a slow time, they’ll only prove Merle right. Can Francine and Flitter, the Workin’ Stock Cowgirl and Quarter Horse, really run fast fast fast and beat the stopwatch?
FRANCINE THE WORKIN’ STOCK COWGIRL is a fun and inspiring twenty-page picture book of 1,000 words about a girl and her horse who don’t fit the stereotype for barrel racing. The positive lesson in body confidence is one young girls will remember all their lives… in or out of the arena!
About Jewel Thomas (Knoxville, Tennessee Author)
A southern gal with a western heart, Jewel Thomas resides in east Tennessee with the love of her life who is a retired race horse trainer and former professional bull rider, and a menagerie of horses, cats, and dogs. Working full time in the healthcare industry, Jewel is currently focusing the rest of her time on writing the film script for Lost Betrayal and building a new tiny home.
A former OHSA Carded horse show judge, trainer and instructor, Jewel loves 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. A children's picture book author with Dingbat Publishing, her newest children's book, Pedro's Problemo about a Chihuahua that has to ride a horse to prove he's royalty from Mexico, will be released in November 2017. Jewel also writes women's fiction and paranormal short stories that have been published with Solstice Publishing under the name F.J. Thomas.
In addition to writing books, Jewel has written equine articles that have appeared in America's Horse, Horse & Ranch Magazine, and Hoofbeats.
Jewel also writes the motivational and lifestyle blog, Cowgirls With Curves, and the horse-focused writer's blog, Talking In The Barn.
Jewel's real life pursuit of the cowgirl lifestyle has provided plenty of first-hand experience and inspiration for writing books a southern twist.