"Imagination does not become great until human beings,

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

~ Maria Montessori 

This Month

September 2018

The start of the month escaped me. Hello, September! We spent the holiday weekend moving my daughter into college. I’ve done move-in day with two kids and two different colleges and I have to say, UW-Stout knows what they’re doing. Move-in runs so slick and we don’t have to carry anything into the dorm. Thank you to the UW-Stout athletes! My daughter is rooming with the same roommate she had her freshman year. On Labor Day, we enjoyed dinner with my husband’s family. Then on Tuesday, my youngest started his freshman year of high school and his high school soccer game season. So far, his team is playing very well together. And yes, four more years and my husband and I will be empty nesters. HA! I know I’ll have young adults still living at home for a while. I’m not that naive.


My husband and I celebrated our twenty-ninth wedding anniversary at the start of the month. Nothing big or exciting happened, but we did go out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants, Porterhouse Steak and Seafood. This is the place where I get my favorite martini, the Key Lime Martini. No other restaurant or bar makes it as delicious as Porterhouse. Oh, and the food is just as good.


You ask how is the writing? Good. Really good. The story is moving along. I finish up my signing season this month. I’ll be in N. St. Paul at Paperbacks Plus Book Store on the 14th and then the following Friday, the 21st I’ll be in Middleton, Wisconsin for Mayhem in the Midwest. I’m looking forward to meeting new readers. Maybe you’ll be one of them.


Thank you for stopping by! I shared pictures below. Make sure to look around, and feel free to contact me.

                                                                                                                           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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