Valerie Comer — Interview with Jacob Riehl, the hero of Secrets of Sunbeams

Today I am thrilled to have Valerie Comer drop by and share her latest book. Valerie decided to interview her hero, Jacob Riehl. And read all the way through, as Valerie is giving away a free ebook.


Author: I hear your sisters moved to a farm, but you consider yourself a city boy. Tell me what you thought when you discovered a the goat living next door to you in Spokane, Washington.

Jacob: Oh, man. Talk about my worst nightmare. A dig through the city animal regulations revealed the goat was legal. My first reaction was to see if my friend and I could get out of our lease, but we’d signed for one year. Trapped!

Author: Was the goat that big of a problem? Was it bothering you?

Jacob: I can’t believe you asked that. The goat broke through the fence. When I looked out the window, I saw her eating the presentation I’d left on the patio table. I’d gone inside for only a minute, and all of a sudden there were pages chewed up and slobbered on. Disgusting.

Author: How did you get the goat back to her side of the fence?

Jacob: The woman who owns her marched through my house to get her. She says she rang the doorbell, but I didn’t hear it. I couldn’t believe the nerve of her.

Author: But your neighbor is young, pretty, and a Christian. I know, because I made her your next door neighbor on purpose.

Jacob: Did you give her the tattoo, as well? If the goat wasn’t enough of a turn-off, the tattoo clinched it.

Author: But she’s very sweet, and there are reasons for the tattoo.

Jacob: That’s nice. I won’t ever ask her about it, though. The fewest number of times I see her, the better. Excuse me, please. Do you hear that? She’s using her sissy pink tools to fix the fence, but she’s hitting the board oftener than she’s hitting the nail. She’ll be at it all weekend if I don’t step in. I have a cordless drill, and I know how to use it. I don’t want that goat getting in my yard again.

Author: Don’t let me stop you from being a gallant knight.

Jacob: So long as you don’t get any ideas. You may think you write romance — and I wouldn’t say no to the right woman — but this is not the one. All I’m doing is keeping the goat out of my yard, okay?



Leave a comment, and we’ll draw a random name to win an e-book copy of either Secrets of Sunbeams or Butterflies on Breezes, anywhere in the world.


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About Valerie:

Valerie Comer is a USA Today bestselling author and a two-time Word Award winner who writes where food meets faith and fiction. Her life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for her stories of contemporary Christian romance. She only hopes her imaginary friends enjoy their happily-ever-afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.

To learn more about Secrets of Sunbeams, read the complete first chapter, or find purchase links to Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks, click here:

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One thought on “Valerie Comer — Interview with Jacob Riehl, the hero of Secrets of Sunbeams

  1. I’ve always enjoyed cooking from scratch and also more on the healthier side.

    I have read Secrets of Sunbeams and would love to win a copy of Butterflies on Breezes!

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