By : Sally Valentine

May 07 2017

May 7, 2017 Community

This week gave me two opportunities to witness community giving in Rochester, and I came away impressed. On Thursday, my friend Pattie and I attended a National Day of Prayer event at Rochester’s City Hall. People from all sectors of the community came together specifically to pray for our city and the surrounding area. We […]

By : Sally Valentine

April 21 2017

April 21, 2017 Batter Up

A week ago I went to Opening Day of the Rochester Red Wings. I’ve been to lots of games over the years but never to Opening Day. It was wonderful. The air was crisp, the sun was strong, and the crowd was hearty. A few fireworks during the national anthem started the game with a […]

By : Sally Valentine

November 01 2016

November 1, 2016 You Know You’re Not in Rochester When …

A recent trip to New York City reminded me once again of how different we are from our big sister downstate. I’m sure you’ve got a list of your own, but here’s my list of how you know you’re not in Rochester anymore. You’re riding in a van from the airport, and everyone around you […]

By : Sally Valentine

September 11 2016

September 11, 2016

I was driving down Blossom Road yesterday and saw this field of flags in front of Mercy High School. I had to stop, get out, and spend a few minutes walking through the field, remembering and praying. Let’s never forget to remember September 11, 2001. In 2006, on the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks, […]

By : Sally Valentine

August 16 2016

August 16, 2016 Born Again

Welcome to my new and improved website. You might say that it’s been born again. Thank you, Devin Holdraker. I can now upload pictures again. Just to prove it, here’s the cover of my latest book, which I haven’t been able to show before. I’m out celebrating. Look for more posts soon.       […]

By : Sally Valentine

May 20 2016

May 20, 2016 Hello, Friend

I’ve been discovering that my grandkids are much better at social interactions with their peer group than I am. No matter where we go, if there are other kids close to their ages, they approach them with the eager words, “Do you want to play with me/us?” At times they’ve even tried to introduce me. […]

By : Sally Valentine

March 23 2016

March 5, 2016 The Fifth

Whenever I do a book talk someone inevitably asks which of the books that I’ve written is my favorite. I always respond that it’s like asking which of my children or grandchildren is my favorite. Impossible to say. This past fall, it so happened that the fifth novel in my Rochester series for kids was released in the […]

By : Sally Valentine

February 19 2016

February 19, 2016 Service

Earlier this winter I happened to stop at a gas station that I go to only when I’m in the neighborhood. It’s not my regular station. As soon as I pulled in, an attendant came out of the store and approached my car window. I was expecting him to tell me that the pumps weren’t […]

By : Sally Valentine

February 08 2016

February 8, 2016 Miracle

Last week I went to GEVA for the first time in quite awhile. Upon the recommendation of a couple of friends, I saw Miracle on South Division Street. One friend who recommended it said that it reminded her of my work because Tom Dudzick, the playwright, took a real landmark in Buffalo and created a […]

By : Sally Valentine

September 17 2015

September 17, 2015 Where do you read?

I don’t know if it has an official name, but I suffer from the fear of not having a book with me. Have you ever been in a doctor’s waiting room and panicked because you forgot your book? Yes, the magazines in the waiting room will do in a pinch, but I try to come […]