Meet Authors Valerie Swinton and Fred J. Kirby

Meet Valerie Swinton and Fred J. Kirby, Jr. at an author signing for their book Good Grief on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 1 - 3 pm.


We want to celebrate Valerie Swinton and Fred J. Kirby, Jr. and their book Good Grief: A Journey From Lost to Love, with an in-person meet and greet from 1 - 3 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022. You will be able to purchase the book and have it signed by the authors. Books are available now.


If you lost a loved one to death and wonder how, when, or even if, you should move forward, then this book just might help you. The authors of this book each lost lovely, wonderful spouses to long illnesses after lengthy marriages. Their spouses encouraged them to continue living and to find another mate. Even in tragedy grace helped them to discover purpose and rediscover who they were individually. New circumstances require adjustments, continued growth, and constant struggle, but strong faith in God conquers all. Don’t rush through the grieving process. With stories from the authors and others who have lost a spouse, you may find there is hope in new beginnings.


Valerie D. Swinton is an ordained deaconess at Voices of Faith Ministries in Stone Mountain, GA. She is a retired elementary school principal who provided 31 years of service in public education serving as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, assistant principal for instruction, and elementary principal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Spelman College, a Master of Arts degree in Special Education and a minor in Learning Disabilities from Clark Atlanta University, and a Specialist in Education degree with a focus on Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University.

Fred J. Kirby exemplifies an abundance of business acumen and service as a licensed Real Estate Broker for 30 years. His journey began when he enlisted in the United States Air Force after his high school graduation. While in the military, he attended leadership school and Non-Commission Officer training. He strengthened his entrepreneurial skills by joining Century 21 Real Estate as a salesperson. Later, Fred launched his own company, Kirby Realty Services, which has assisted many first-time buyers to their delight with homeownership. Fred’s unique quality to help others resonates among friends, families, and even strangers. He cherishes relationships and loves to create lasting and lifetime memories. As an avid traveler, he enjoys new adventures and the wonderful experiences of creative, tasty cuisines.



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Event date: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
SKU: 9781737122708