Living her own romance story is what inspired Jody to write romance novels because it was never her dream to become a writer. Jody left a job opportunity in a different state because she met a man and fell in love. After losing her real-life law enforcement hero of nearly 30 years, she is finding her way back to the world of writing romance.
Based on her life’s experiences and journey, Jody lives by the belief, “We may not understand why something happens, but the higher power does. And he has plans for us that we don’t know about.” In short, this is Jody’s life—met a man and got engaged after knowing each other for three months, having to leave a job and become a stay at home mother, become a writer and published author, surprise four-year post-vasectomy baby, and the untimely loss of her beloved husband. It is after each event that she would learn the purpose as to why they happened. Although, Jody is waiting for the reason to present itself on the last loss.
Jody spends time at the soccer field watching her youngest and favorite MLS team, the Minnesota United FC, play. In her youth, Jody enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews' the Dollanganger series (starting with Flowers in the Attic), S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few. As an adult, her list of authors and choice in genres have broadened.
Jody and her husband were lucky enough to travel to the Bahamas and Florida and drive through many states on their way to Quantico, Virginia. They took their three children on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. She has also visited Montana and Cancun, Mexico. All of these experiences have inspired her stories.