"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
"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
~ Maria Montessori
The writing retreat with my MFW chapter mates at the end of April was a nice getaway, but not long enough. Do we ever get enough time away when we want it? I didn’t finish writing the discovery draft of Taming the Texas Beauty. The end is near, though, and when the draft is finished I’ll go back through the story to layer in the details. It will also then go through my personal round of editing before I turn it over to my publisher for edits.
In April I was notified, and honored, that Up Close and Personal is a 2016 RONE Award Nominee by InD’tale Magazine. First round voting is done by readers, and the finalists are then judged by industry professionals. If you would like to support and vote for Up Close and Personal, you can do so HERE. You will need to have an account with InD’tale Magazine, but it’s free and easy to do.
Presale for Festivals of Love, an anthology of 19 short love stories, begins on Mother’s Day, and the book will be released on Memorial Day. This anthology is written by authors who belong to my local writers group, Midwest Fiction Writers. You can find information on the MFW website or HERE on this (my personal) website. Love in Concert is my Young Adult short story contribution to the anthology. It takes place at the Van’s Warped Tour in Shakopee, MN at Canterbury Park. I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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