Interview With Author Valerie Dickson
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a Christian author who is passionate about seeing people set free from the bondage of sickness and disease. I am a licensed minister, and I have a few healing testimonies which ignited my passion to teach people that as children of God, we do not have to accept sickness and disease in our lives. I live what I teach. I have written 3 books. Two of them are based on this topic and a third shares my story of being a domestic abuse survivor. I have recently completed an anthology with the women of my writer’s group. It is about several different women in the bible.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is Divine Health is a Blood-Bought Right! This book was inspired by the fact that so many of God’s people are plagued with sickness and disease when they don’t have to be. However, you can’t walk in knowledge that you don’t have. This book reveals to the Christian what belongs to them and my prayer is that it provokes them to take action.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I am aware of.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are many books that influence me, so it would be easier to list the authors. The greatest author that continually influences me is God through His holy Word, the bible. After that would be Gloria Copeland, Kenneth Copeland, Bill Winston, Kenneth E Hagin, Nancy Dufresne, John Maxwell, and Myles Munroe to name a few.
What are you working on now?
At the moment, I am not working on anything. I have taken a hiatus from a big book project that I’ve been working on over the past two years. It will be a book of prayers that I prayed over customers for two years while I was an Uber driver. I’m still not clear on the title or arrangement of it, but I believe that will be my next book unless I receive divine inspiration to write something else in the meantime.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method for promoting my books has been prayer, social media, and word of mouth.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
We all have a story to tell and an audience who is waiting to hear it. Never give up on sharing what’s inside of you. Life will try to get in the way, but keep writing until your book is completed – no matter how long it takes.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Every gift and talent God has bestowed upon you is not for you, but to bless others.
What are you reading now?
I am reading about three books right now (outside of the bible) from various groups I am involved in. The one I have chosen to read outside of the groups is Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Every book I have written has been Holy Spirit inspired. So the answer to that question would be waiting for the next inspiration. I am very busy with ministry work and serving others in this season of my life, so when I receive my next prompting the writing will begin.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Outside of the bible, I am not really sure. I have read so many wonderful books that would be a hard choice.
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