Books by C.O. Valt
For the Children, with Love: Jeannette's Story
A safe place, people you are raised to trust, the ultimate betrayal. Join Delaney as she fights for the children of a church, praying the congregation will help, and bringing justice to victims. As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming many things. A ballerina, an artist, a doctor, and even a teacher. I never dreamed I would become a killer.
For the Children, with Love: The Team's Story
As parents, we have to trust those closest to us. We trust the first babysitter when we desperately need a night away. We trust teachers to educate and care for our children during the day. We trust doctors and friends as they give advice when our children our sick. We trust leaders and coaches as we let our children explore their interest and become part of a team. Yet, what happens when the person you trust, the person that has become a part of your family, betrays that trust? What happens when trust is broken? As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming many things. A ballerina, an artist, a doctor, and even a teacher. I never dreamed I would become a killer.
For the Children, with Love: The Daisy's Story
Kids. Sometimes they drive us crazy, sometimes they make us laugh, sometimes they frustrate us, but all times they bring us joy. Learning to understand our children can sometimes be a challenge, especially when a disability is involved. Many times, we must fight for what our children need and count on our own intuition for knowing what is best. I understand all of this, but what do I do when a child needs me to understand but can’t communicate? How do I protect someone without a voice?
Every child deserves a loving and stable home. I give that daily to my own children and rejoice when I am able to find that for the children I serve. Many times, I have celebrated the successful placement of a child in need. I’m thankful for all the wonderful people that choose to embark on the journey of foster parenting and pray that all children will find forever homes. Every child I see and every family I encounter help me cling to hope. Hope for healing. Hope for closure. Hope for peace. Hope for love. Hope that I have done the best I could do for each child. Sadly, there isn’t always a happy ending in every story, and I watch innocent children battle for love. My desire and mission to help them has become an uncontrollable driving force in my life and the determination to save each child consumes me. I will do whatever is necessary to help. As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming many things. A ballerina, an artist, a doctor, and even a teacher. I never dreamed I would become a killer.
For the Children, with Love: Danielle’s Story
For the Children, with Love: Aiden’s Story
I have spent many years working with children and families. I have learned a lot and there are some things that I know to be true. Children are innocent. Bad behavior is learned. Parents are not perfect. Both children and parents make mistakes. The world is good, yet there is evil looming where nobody expects. Love is the most powerful tool in healing. It doesn’t matter how old a child is, if there are two parents or only one, or how much education and money a family has, abuse can happen. Some do not have the resources to protect their children properly. Some have too many resources that they use to cover up and enable unacceptable behavior. At times, there is little balance. There is only the hope that good will overcome bad, and healing will overcome pain. As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming many things. A ballerina, an artist, a doctor, and even a teacher. I never dreamed I would become a killer.
For the Children, with Love: Sadie’s Story
Delaney Lake is a social worker that is tired of watching people hurt children. With a past that haunts her and a determination to protect the innocent, she decides to take matters into her own hands. PROLOGUE As a little girl, I dreamed of being so many different things. A ballerina, a princess, a teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, even an actress. Of the many things I dreamed I would be, I never dreamed I would be a killer.
For the Children, with Love: Naveah's Story
Follow social worker Delaney Lake, as she saves the children, one book at a time.PrologueRelationships. They are beyond tricky, confusing, important, and sometimes extremely disappointing. The relationship between a mother and a daughter is supposed to be strong and unbreakable. Mothers are supposed to protect and defend their children at all cost, but what happens when a mother doesn’t do this? Struggle, pain, and sheer determination can blossom. As a mother I can do all things for my own children but when another mother fails, is it my duty to make things right? I want to be a wonderful mother, a great social worker, a powerful advocate for innocent children. How far will I be pushed by mothers that do not protect their children? How far must I go to defend the young and those that are helpless? How wrong would I be to make the bad mothers pay for their neglect and abuse?As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming many things. A ballerina, an artist, a doctor, and even a teacher. I never dreamed I would become a killer.
Youth Books Debbie Lakin - Author
The Undead End
An adventurous field-trip. Eighteen students and one teacher. Monsters and creatures lurking about. Six ghosts, and a seventy-five year old secret. What happens when the dead decide to live?
The Forgotten Graveyard
Moving to a new town is hard. Moving to a very small town where everyone knows everyone, is hard. Being the new kid in school is hard and being the new kid that doesn't fit in is super hard. Thankfully, finding new friends has not been that hard, even if some of them just happen to be dead.
Dead Town and The Venom Within
A class field trip, a curious teacher, and the story of a town that faded away mysteriously. Can the children battle an enormous serpent and its poisonous haze? Are the ghosts of the town good or bad? What will happen when the students become sick and begin to fade away? Will they survive Dead Town and The Venom Within?