News & Reviews


“Rhythmic, gripping, and raw. Just try to put it down.” Skyline Book Reviews

“As much a coming-of-age novel as it is a well-paced mystery.” Shelf Awareness

“This is a story of bees, family, friendship and forgiveness I think you will enjoy.” The Oklahoman

“A whodunit peppered with supernatural ghost talk…Geary is a solid writer.” Kirkus Reviews

“A serious page-turner … a journey well worth taking.”  Will Byrnes, Coot’s Reviews

“A swift and beguiling read.” BookPage

“An excellent first foray into the literary landscape.” Reviewing the Evidence


CROOKED RIVIER is a finalist for a 2016 Oregon Book Award

IndieBound: CROOKED RIVER selected for November 2014 Indie Next List

STRAND Magazine: CROOKED RIVER selected for October 2014 Reading Recommendation List

Portland Tribune: “Catching Up with Three Good Books”

30 Authors in 30 Days”  Lisa O’Donnell shares her thoughts on CROOKED RIVER

BookPage: “First Fiction 2014: What’s Next?

Book Riot: “In the Mailbag

Library Journal:  “Paging Mother | What We’re Reading

Interviews and Guest Posts:

Slice MagazineAn Interview with Author Valerie Geary and Editor Emily Krump

TV Interview for Helen’s Book Club on AMNW

Huffington Post Interview: ‘Crooked River’: A Talk with Valerie Geary

Oregonian Interview: Valerie Geary: six (or seven) questions for the Portland author of ‘Crooked River’

The Source Weekly Interview: ‘Crooked River’ Country

Radio Interview with Dr. Alvin

NW Book Lovers Guest Post: “Sweet Inspiration“; October 2014

Library Love Fest Guest Post; October 2014

Laura Stanfill Blog Interview

Book Club Girl Guest Post

Guide to Literary Agents Guest Post: “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far”; February 2010

The Secret Archives of the Alliterati Guest Post: “Ready, Set, Write!”; June 2010

Guest Host on Retro Rewind Podcast Episode 048, SIXTH SENSE; October 2014

Guest Host on  Retro Rewind Podcast Episode 028, MARY POPPINS; January 2014