Something resembling an artistic flare ignited within Jacquelin Thomas when she was just eight years old. At the time she didn’t realize her newfound interest in creative writing would become a lifelong passion. Her gift became buried under the weight of several degrees which kept her focused on other career pursuits, but her love for the written word never died.
In 1995, Jacquelin fully immersed herself in writing. Her first book, Hidden Blessings was published in 1997 by Kensington Publishing. BET adapted this title into a made-for-television movie. In 2005, Jacquelin was an honoree at the Houston Black Film Festival for the movie adaptation of Hidden Blessings. Jacquelin is published in the romance, women’s fiction, inspirational and young adult genres and has written for Walk Worthy Press, Harlequin, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Books.
Jacquelin’s young adult novel, Divine Confidential was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for outstanding fiction. Her books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance in Color Reviewers Award, Readers’ Choice Award and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. She was the first recipient to receive the Writers Achievement Award at the North Carolina Book Festival in Winston-Salem. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine.
In addition to writing novels, her body of work includes several articles covering topics from the most romantic places to honeymoon to surf hostels, and destination weddings for bridal and travel magazines. Her credits also include several ghostwritten projects.
Jacquelin’s 87th title will be released June 2021.