Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of over thirty novels, including the tender and warmhearted Valentine series of books set in the fictional town of Valentine, Oklahoma. Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the uncommon valor of everyday people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. Her books are published world-wide in twenty languages. They have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards, including three prestigious RITA Finalists nominations. She now resides with her family near Mobile, Alabama.