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About Valarie S Thomas
Valarie S. Thomas was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of West Florida, where she gained a B.A. in History and Secondary Education and an M.A. in Acquisition Management. Valarie currently teaches middle school history and lives in Hampton, Virginia, with her husband and their two children.
Her love of writing has seen Valarie write her debut novel, entitled The Griot. It is a story of a young girl who is forced into a society that keeps the deceitful secrets of their nation and is available through Amazon.
When she has time to relax, Valarie enjoys sewing, reading and writing. She also loves traveling, which has been a feature of her life since she was aged just 3. She has visited 3 African countries so far, with more planned in the future.
Valarie’s favorite quote comes from Malcolm X – "we need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience and patience creates unity." With this quote at the center of all she does, it is her dream to raise her children to be wonderful people, to foster a love of history in her students and to expand her creativity. She would also like to live somewhere tropical in the future.
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Zen’s life is seemingly perfect. Set to marry the love of her life, she believes all of her dreams are about to come to fruition, but when she’s forced to join the Griothood, a secret society of storytellers, her life takes an abrupt turn.
When Zen learns the truth about herself and the kingdom she so loves, she is handed the responsibility of stopping a treacherous band of rebels before they destroy the kingdom. If she doesn’t stop fighting her calling and learn that no one is who they seem, Za is doomed.
Torn between the life she knew and the stories she hears; Zen is left bewildered. Was her entire life a lie?
With so much at stake, can Zen save her kingdom and all she holds dear?
And then there’s the breathtaking prince…