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Jody Vitek
Welcome!

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

~ Maria Montessori

Born on August 31, 1870: The Italian educator Maria Montessori initially trained as a doctor, which was nearly unheard of for women at the time. She later studied psychology and developed her theories of
early childhood education, which she put into practice with her Casa dei Bambini schools.
Montessori education continues to be popular around the world.

 

June 2014

This month I’m busy with self-editing, soccer, and a week of vacation. I’d also like to take this time to help support my publisher.

I knew Nancy Schumacher as a fellow Midwest Fiction Writers member and author prior to submitting my first book for publication with her publishing house, Melange Books. Over the last several years, I’ve gotten to know Nancy on a more personal level, as well as in her capacity as my ‘boss.’

Nancy believed in me and my writing and remains a supporter of my work. At one time, she told me I should search for an agent again. I politely told her, “I don’t want to. I’m happy where I’m at right now.” With my third book releasing late this year, I have no plans to leave the Melange family.

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Nancy and tell you a little about her world of published stories.

About the Author:

Nancy Schumacher is the owner-publisher of Melange Books, LLC, writing under the pseudonyms, Nancy pirri and Natasha Perry. Nancy started writing eighteen years ago while raising four children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is also one of the founders of the Minnesota RWA chapter, Northern Lights Writers (NLW).



Nancy's debut historical romance, THE MACAULAY BRIDE, set in late 19th century Scotland, was published in 2003. The debut book received several contest wins and received a TOP PICK award from Romantic Times Book Club publication in Oct. 2004. BAIT SHOP BLUES is her second full-length novel. She has written five full-length novels, and many stories included in anthologies with Melange Books, LLC.

Bait Shop Blues by Nancy Pirri

Finding love shouldn’t be so hard…

What does a successful businesswoman born and bred in Chicago want with half-ownership of a quaint bait shop in northern Minnesota, willed to her by her grandfather? And how will the reclusive half-owner of the shop convince the woman to sell out her half to him? For Cassandra Thompson, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike who's recently been dumped by her second fiancé in two years, it could mean a well-needed change in life. For Leif Halverson, a handsome man of Ojibwa extraction, and co-owner of the shop, it could mean disaster—like falling in love. Leif is far from happy about this city woman invading his territory so he challenges her to a wilderness survival contest where the winner takes all.


Bait Shop Blues Excerpt:

“You know, I was surprised to hear Roy had a granddaughter. He’d told me often during the past fifteen years he had no family.” He raised his brow. “Makes me wonder why you suddenly appeared out of nowhere.”

Cassandra frowned. “The private investigator he’d hired had learned about the car accident that had taken my parents’ lives. After that he managed to track me down. Didn’t Grandpa tell you he’d been searching for us?”

“Yeah, he did.” He gave a short irritable laugh. “About two days before he died.”

“Oh! I’m sorry. You must have been surprised,” she murmured. She tried to imagine how she’d feel if someone had butted into her business, Pretty Woman Cosmetics. She’d be furious.

“Not just surprised, but stunned. Roy then told me he’d had a falling out with his only son years ago.”

“Unfortunately, that’s true. I was three years old at the time.”

“Roy was real torn up when he heard about your father’s death.”

She sighed. “I imagine he was, seeing as my grandfather and father hadn’t spoken to each other in years. He said it was the saddest day of his life, and he’d forever regret they hadn’t mended their fences. I wish I’d had the opportunity to see Grandfather before he passed away. I was so young when my parents took me away from here that I’ve no memories of him.”

As she peered out the window, the beauty of the vivid green treetops caught her interest, but then she shuddered at the grayish-colored water. After awhile she sank back in her seat and grimaced, identifying the pungent odors in the plane. Leather, gasoline and the distinct odor of fish blended together, yet each scent was distinct.

She was uncomfortably conscious of his maleness. Virile and confident, but without being macho and overbearing would aptly describe him—the little she knew of him. Yet, her awareness of him as a very attractive man was starting to bother her. He was just another handsome man. She’d dated plenty of good-looking guys and had learned her lesson well. She bit her lip thoughtfully, gauging her attraction to him and decided, in the end, she must be experiencing some sort of chemical imbalance.

Connect with Nancy:

www.nancypirri.com

https://www.facebook.com/NancyPirriAuthor

https://twitter.com/MelangeBooks

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/nancypirri/nancypirri.html

Short Stories by the Author

To Love A Music Master in Christmas Collectibles Anthology

Amy’s Gift in Holiday Treats Anthology

Wishes and Kisses in Summer Sensations Anthology

To Tame A Gambler in Western Ways Anthology

Riding Blue Steel

When Maggie Loved Patrick…then John

Novels by the Author

A Little Holiday Magic, author anthology

Make Me Behave with Tara Fox Hall

Ruined Hearts, writing as Natasha Perry

Coming Soon!

The MacAulay Bride (reissue)


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

                                        Jody
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Links

Melange Books, LLC
http://www.melange-books.com

The Romance Reviews


Midwest Fiction Writers
http://www.midwestfiction.com/
Romance Writers of America®
http://www.rwanational.org/

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