"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 on Taming the Texas Beauty

"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

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

April 2017


A beautiful start to the month in Minnesota. I’m not complaining one iota. I have to share the big non-writing news…we adopted a dog from the Animal Humane Society. Her name is Totty, she’s two years old, and they classified her as a German Shepard mix. We’ve concluded she’s probably part Beagle or another type of hound dog because she’s a tracker and loves to go after the bunnies. No, we don’t let her get to them. She remains on a leash at all times. Not much fun for her, but we don’t want her taking off on us. She’s a love and adapting very well to her new home. Oh, she and our cat, Holly, are getting along fairly well. They’re not best friends, yet. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave you with the basics.

My new short story
Peanut Butter Kisses is coming soon. If you want to be the first to hear about the release of the anthology Food and Romance Go Together, Volume One, make sure to sign up for my newsletter. I’m working on the first book in the Seasons of Change series and look forward to sharing updates. The last weekend of this month I’m off for some time away on a writing retreat with a group of fellow writers. Looking forward to nothing but writing time. No dog duty. No household duty. Only Jody writing duty.

If you missed any or all of my 
blog tour for Taming the Texas Beauty, you can still read the blog posts and fun Q & A’s although, unfortunately, the giveaway has ended. Thank you to all of my blog hosts who helped share my latest release. Thank you to the readers who stopped by to visit the blogs.

For those who follow
MLS (Major League Soccer), the Minnesota United FC has kicked off their inaugural season and they’ve had a rough start. We attended the home opener under a blanket of white and cold temps, to watch the Loons lose their first match. As season ticket holders, we were excited to watch as they won their second home game under better weather conditions. (As I typed this, they were playing against FC Dallas.)

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