Justice at Dawn by Valerie Massey Goree

Welcome Valerie to the blog. Valerie, tell us about you and your new book. In no more than Ten (10) words, what is the spiritual takeaway for your reader? God is not a Satellite system. We don’t get all the directions for our lives up front. We need to navigate the…

Welcome Valerie to the blog.

Valerie, tell us about you and your new book.

In no more than
Ten (10) words, what is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?

God is not a Satellite system. We don’t get all the directions for our lives up front. We need to navigate the daily events with caution, and pray over all decisions. That is how we access His guidance.
Is there anything edgy/possibly controversial in your book? If so tell us what that is in
Twenty (20) words or fewer.

Mixed-race marriages are not as frowned upon as they once were, but some couples are still the recipients of criticism.
What is your hero's main character flaw?
He allowed an event from his childhood to color his present relationship with God.
What is your heroine's main character flaw?
She doesn't believe she is worthy of having a husband and adopting children because she assumes her cancer will return.
What can readers learn from your villain?
Vengeance never pays. Holding grudges will cause bad mental health, and not accepting responsibility will backfire. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.” Romans 12:19 KJV
What makes your hero heroic?
Cooper puts his life in jeopardy to help others. He even risks permanent damage to his knee to keep KC safe.

what makes your heroine heroic?
KC overcomes her fear of water-she can’t swim-to rescue Sadie and her children.

And lets learn more about your character.

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself
Hi: My name is Kitty Claire Briggs, but Mama is the only person who uses my full name. I'm KC to everyone else because there's nothing cute and cuddle about me. I'd like to ask my birth mother why she named me Kitty, but I can't because I'm adopted. Now don't get me wrong, I love my parents and two adopted brothers, but I've always had a desire to find out why I was abandoned at age six.
Where do you live, and why do you choose to live there?
I live in San Diego now, but I did work in Hollywood for many years – as a stunt double. After I broke my leg, I moved back home. Good thing too, as I was diagnosed with cancer a few months later. My folks took care of me, and when I recovered, I chose a different career path and decided to stay in San Diego.
What is a quirk of your personality that people don't know?
This is hard to answer because I don't hold much back. Mom says I'm like a bulldozer, rushing into situations or relationships. But now that you made me think, I'd have to say that I charge ahead because I'm basically insecure.
Who chronicled your story, and why do you think he/she picked you?
I think the author chose to write my story because she has a passion for portraying people as they really are, and not using stereotypical ideas of what the hero or heroine should look like. I'm glad she picked me, because I'm not typical in any way.
What obstacles did you overcome in order to reach your happily-ever-after?
How much time do you have? Before I could reach my HEA, I had to overcome obstacles just to stay alive. I was abandoned at age six, and as a mixed-race child, not many people were interested in adopting me. Then along came William and Ellen Briggs. William, African-American, and Ellen, as white as can be, my loving parents. My home life notwithstanding, I was always the tallest kid in every class, and could hold my own on the playground. I'm still embarrassed at the number of times my folks had to visit the principal's office with me. College was a little easier, and working in the film industry was great. But then came my accident and the cancer diagnosis. How could I find a man who would marry me knowing my cancer might return?
Tell us about your special romantic interest. What makes them so special?
My Coop! He's a trustworthy guy who doesn't show his emotions much. I had to really work on him to open up. He treats me like an equal, but also wants to protect me and help me achieve my life-long dream.

The first time you saw your special person, what did you think? Was it love at first sight or did they have to grow on you?
Good-looking guy, for sure, but all business. However, I broke through the outer crust and found a vulnerable soul. Not love at first sight, but intrigue for sure. Our intense training exercise gave me time to get to know him quickly, and that allowed love to blossom.


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