By Kelly Wise Valdes

Riverview resident, Kimberly Solomon, author of Chronicles of a Daddy’s Girl, knows first-hand what it’s like growing up without the love of a father. Since it’s May publication, Solomon’s book has been reviewed as, “a beautifully written, God inspired, power-packed slice of solution and healing pie.” A book signing will take place on Sunday, August 14, however, because of the expected attendance, Solomon is securing a larger venue.

Even at a young age, Solomon felt that God would use her circumstances for the greater good. Raised in Jacksonville by a single mother, Solomon faced many trials throughout her life. Her mother was raised without a father, and likewise, Solomon was raised in a fatherless household. She preserved through her adolescence and in 2000, she joined the Air Force and traveled to several places during her time in the service.  In 2012, Solomon came to Tampa for a six-month tour and met her husband and never left.

“That was in September 2012,” said Solomon. “We are now five kids in and one on the way.”

Growing up without a relationship with her father inspired Solomon to write her heart-felt book. “Now that I’m married, the curse is broken and my children will know their father and their children will know their grandfather. I want to connect with every person that needs to know the love of God as their father.” 

Solomon’s second book release is due in September and is a follow-up story to her first book. “Volume II will explain the relationship with my father now,” said Solomon.

In addition to writing books, public speaking engagements, scheduling an upcoming book tour and running a large household, Solomon and her husband are co-founders of Keeper’s International, a ministry of My Brothers Keeper and My Sisters Keeper. Their passion to take God’s Word to a hurting and lost generation has resulted in numerous souls coming to Christ through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

For more information about the book signing or to find out more about Solomon’s ministries, visit or email

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.