"Imagination does not become great until human beings,

given the courage and the strength, use it to create."  

~ Maria Montessori 

This Month

October 2018

  

Fall has officially arrived. The leaves are changing, the temps have dropped, and my 2018 signing season has ended. I finished my signing season in Middleton, WI (Madison) at Mayhem in the Midwest. This was the first time I have traveled out of state specifically for a signing. Several years ago, I attended the Romantic Times Book Reviews conference and did participate in the indie authors book signing while in attendance. Mayhem in the Midwest was a lot of fun. It was great to meet new authors and readers. I’ve shared some pictures below from the event. Tara Dawn was one of the new readers who won my gift giveaway. It was nice to have fellow Minnesota authors along for the event. I traveled and roomed with Angeline Fortin, traveled home with Lizbeth Selvig, visited with Nancy Pirri (also the owner of Melange Books, LLC, my publisher), Michel Prince and Tara Vasser. If you’re looking for a new author, check these ladies out and give them a read. You won’t be disappointed.


The summer signings at Paperbacks Plus Book Store were fun, as always. I’ve shared photos below of some of the fantastic cars you see during History Cruzers, and a yummy treat from the Rice Krispies vendor. I tried the sea salt caramel butterscotch pretzel one and it was out of this world. They offer a variety of flavors. The cool part is how they serve this warm, gooey treat – in a Chinese takeout carton with chopsticks. I’ll let you know when my dates for next summer are posted.


The writing of Autumn Falls has been slow but forward progress is being made. I’m aiming to have the book finished by the end of February. After the book is turned in for editing, I’ll begin writing Vinter’s Triumph right away. Since the turnaround time is about six months to turn that book in, I’ll be plotting to flush out the storyline with my Turtle Lake group mid-month.


My son’s high school soccer season will wrap up the first week of this month. They started off strong, winning their games, and then lost several. At the time I wrote this, a couple of games canceled due to rain weren’t rescheduled. He’s a freshman, so there is no competition for playoffs or championship games.

                                                                                                                           Jody

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Review Quotes

Florida Heat

 "This tautly woven story builds to a fever pitch as Vitek sorts out the good guys from the bad."   ~ RT Book Reviews

Texas Two Step

 "Texas Two Step is a swirl of wounded relationships, tempestuous love, and spinning plot lines. The author does a terrific job starting things off with a bang and expertly keeping that heady pace through to the end." 

~ InD'tale Magazine

Taming the Texas Beauty

 "In typical romantic suspense style, it’s the suspense that keeps these characters apart more than their own choice. However, where sometimes the suspense seems overdramatized with its only purpose to keep the characters apart, that’s not the care here: the suspense feels very real..." 

~ InD'tale Magazine

Rescue Me

 "This sweet love story's focus is on family and relationships. The bond between the families and long time, small town friends is very refreshing." 

~ InD'tale Magazine

Up Close and Personal

 "I'm pleased when a book captures me early and keeps my attention until the end and Up Close and Personal certainly did that. There are multiple plot lines to follow and enough action that kept me from wanting to put this book down!" 

~ Room With Books 

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