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About Valerie


American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner Valerie Massey Goree resides in the beautiful Hill Country, northwest of San Antonio.


Born in South Africa, Valerie grew up in Rhodesia—now Zimbabwe. Her desire to become a teacher brought her to the US. At university, she met her husband, Glenn, a Texan. After they married, they served as missionaries in Rhodesia for six years where their two children were born.


When they returned to Texas, she worked in the public school system for many years, focusing on students with special needs. Now retired, Valerie spends her time writing, traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren. 


Valerie has always had at least one pet. At one time the family had five cats and two dogs. Sadly, Penny is their only pet now. 



Penny does not like it when Valerie sits with her laptop on her lap. After all, the lap is Penny's place.

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