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AUTHOR: Linda writes romance in all categories, but what is her fave? Suspense, and not only suspense, but SUSPENSE SEALED WITH A KISS

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Welcome Sharon Srock and the Women of Valley View

 Welcome, Sharon. Tell us a little about yourself:

I live with my husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. I am a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. I have one and three-quarters jobs and write in my spare time. My favorite hobby is traveling with my grandchildren. I'm a member of the ACFW and currently serve as treasurer for my local chapter. My debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012. The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri releases in April 2013.

WOW! What do you mean in your spare time. You sound pretty busy!
You can connect with her here:

Let's find out a bit more about Sharon.

Linda wanted me to tell you about my “quirky” side.
I had to give this some serious thought. There’s just so much “quirk” in my life, narrowing it down to a short list was a little like having a two pound box of chocolates and deciding which one to eat first...

Quirk # 1. I hear voices. Not dead people voices, not live people voices, IMAGINARY voices. I never had an imaginary friend when I was a child, so now that I have a whole community living in my head, you can imagine how disconcerting this can be. The voices are there when I wake up, they are there when I fall asleep. They bicker and argue like little kids They clamor for my attention, afraid I’m going to leave one of them out. I’ve nicknamed them “the Garfield dwellers” and after 5 years of their insistent chatter, I’ve almost gotten used to them. Is that one quirk or two?

Quirk # 2. I have three Starfleet uniforms in my closet. Raise your hand if you can top that for quirky. Anyone…anyone… I spent twenty years of my LBW (life before writing) as a serious Trekkie.  I Attended lots of conventions, worked behind the scenes at a few, which garnered me access to the stars of the show. The most memorable moments? Getting James Doohan (Scotty from the original series) lost in Oklahoma City on the way to dinner—he was driving, I was navigating. It was NOT my finest moment--, and taking Armin Shimerman (Quark from Deep Space Nine) on a Sunday morning tour of the Oklahoma City bombing memorial and then out to view some of the 1999 Oklahoma City tornado damage.

Quirk # 3. I can’t swim, but I love to play in the ocean. I was born in California, in view of the ocean, I don’t remember this event, but I feel the pull of the water each summer when vacation time rolls around. If you’ve never snorkeled, you need to.  I can’t even explain the beauty of God’s underwater creation, you simply have to experience it for yourself. But take a small box of cereal, the fish LOVE frosted flakes.

Sharon, I love quirky, makes me feel at home. Especially the voices in your head. I understand, yes, ma'am.


Despite a bustling day care center and a new foster child, Terri Hayes hungers for a family of her own. Then a plumbing mishap leaves her homeless and questioning God’s plan. Steve Evans’s gracious offer of his basement apartment as a temporary solution is an answered prayer. 

Steve is a successful writer and a good father, but Terri is horrified when Steve’s book research leads him to a harsh confrontation with the parents of her foster child.  She needs to distance herself from Steve, but her efforts fall short as his two scheming daughters plot to make Terri their new stepmother. 

Will harsh words and sneaky plans drive Kelsey’s family further apart and put a wedge between Terri and Steve? Or does God have another plan in store?
 Woman of Valley View can make you want to meet them, be friends. Why not join Sharon and the Woman of Valley View as they release? 

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  1. Linda, thanks so much for hosting me today. I'm looking forward to visiing with your readers.

  2. Sharon, when my daughter finds out you have two Starfleet uniforms in your closet, you may have a midnight caller! Thanks for sharing your "other" side.

  3. Sharon and Linda, what a great blog post :-) Very entertaining (and revealing... haha). Do anyone of your voices say, "Beam me up, Scotty?" You've probably had that a million times! Congratulations on a great series.


  4. Davalyn, life with a Trekkie, you are blessed!! (SMILE) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Nope, most of my voices say "WRITE FASTER!" They've all got a story to tell!

  6. So much FUN. And thanks for the introduction to the women of the valley! :-)

  7. Karla, You share a name with one of my women. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll enjoy the stories.

  8. I'm excited to read your book, Sharon. Keep writing!

  9. Tonight I'm going to giveaway a kindle copy. See the newest post and leave your name for a chance to win.