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American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner
Valerie Massey Goree was born in South Africa and grew up in Rhodesia—now Zimbabwe. She attended a Christian university in the USA and then returned to Zimbabwe with her husband, Glenn, where they served as missionaries.
After they settled back in Texas, Valerie served 25 years in the public school system, focusing on students with special needs. Now retired, she resides in the Texas Hill Country with Glenn, two dogs, two cats, and spends her time writing and spoiling her grandchildren.
Valerie loves to hear from her readers.
If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I’m going to cheat a little on this question and include more than one person. I’d like to share a meal with my grandparents. All of them died either before I was born, or when I was a baby. I’d love to ask them about their lives and experiences in England, Ireland, Holland, and Australia, and discover why they decided to live in South Africa.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Weep in the Night.
After three years in the witness protection program, Sadie Malone’s
life in Texas is bland and humdrum—until she meets a new co-worker. Bowen Boudine ignites a flame in Sadie’s long-dormant heart, but when she discovers he knows her true identity, she attempts to flee. He thwarts her escape and reveals the reason he’s been sent to locate her.
Bowen, a seasoned operative with International Retrieval Organization takes his job escorting Sadie back to California seriously, but quickly finds he’s falling for her. Can he maintain a professional relationship while he protects her from the crime boss her testimony helped to convict?
What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
A thread through all my novels is forgiveness. Sadie has to overcome her grievances toward God, in a sense forgive him for perceived injustices, and she helps Bowen recognize that God offers forgiveness to all who seek Him. Whatever trials we face, we must remember that God does not promise us no storms in this life. But he does promise to meet us in the storm and help us overcome.
Another takeaway is the value of family. Treasure each person because we never know how long they will be part of our lives.
Where can readers find you online?
Facebook author page
I also contribute to Catherine Leggitt’s blog which addresses topics that affect ‘A Woman My Age’. I write under the section, My Mother, My child.
Where can readers purchase Weep in the Night?
Barnes and Noble
Books A Million
Any parting comment?
I’m working on the sequel to Weep in the Night. It’s a standalone story, featuring some of the same characters, the same organization, but a brand new hero and heroine.
Thank you, Valerie, for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters will win a copy of Weep in the Night, which you have offered.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Star Song by Katheryn Haddad is Maxie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.