"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 on Up Close and Personal

"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 on Texas Two Step

"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 on Rescue Me

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

                                                                            ~ RT Book Reviews on Florida Heat

The Romance Review

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."  
~ Maria Montessori

The Romance Reviews

August 2016


     Taming the Texas Beauty is in the hands of my publisher! Eventually I’ll hear from my assigned editor and do my first of two rounds of edits. My editor and I will work to make this story great. The cover will come later in the months ahead. I’m excited to see what my cover designer creates for this book. I think I’ve said that about each book cover. My suggestions are a little different than in the past.
    Since my last post, I’ve gone on our yearly family vacation to the Brainerd Lakes area. We had good weather and a great time. I did work while up north, but that is my time to focus. I ate way too much, but it wouldn’t be vacation if you didn’t.

    My daughter graduates next spring, so we took senior pictures while on vacation at a state park. They turned out great, and she has several to choose from. This month we’re going to visit my great-aunt in hopes of getting some good pictures of Ashley on the dilapidated farm. We will start touring colleges this month.
    I’m taking time off from writing to catch up on things around the house. When you ignore things, they tend to grow into a mountain. I’m slowly turning my mountain into a dust pile. I wanted to tackle a few big outdoor projects, but a tropical heat wave has forced me to work on things inside the house.
    I have plans to write one to two short stories for a food anthology my publisher is releasing in 2017. Look for updates late this fall. Also be on the lookout for the book trailer for Taming the Texas Beauty.
    Taming the Texas Beauty is my fifth full-length novel and I’m planning on celebrating with giveaways. You’ll have two ways to win: sign up for my newsletter or ‘Like’ my Facebook author page. If you already have done one or the other, or both, then you don’t have to do anything. Look for details late in fall.
    If you live in the Twin Cities area, or are planning to visit the area, don’t forget to check out my
calendar for signing appearances in N. St. Paul during the History Cruzers car event on Friday evenings.
    Thank you for visiting!


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