Monthly Archives: November 2008

Ozarks grow in popularity

It seems the Ozarks have gained some popularity while I wasn’t looking. I’ve pitched ideas for stories on the Ozarks for several years with little or no interest. Now the public can’t seem to get enough.I was approached by a … Continue reading

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New Contract

We’ve been home from San Antonio a couple of weeks now, and things are settling down. I’ve signed a contract with Old American Publishing for my book about the lost communities of the Boston Mountains in the Arkansas Ozarks. No … Continue reading

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Persistence is the key

If anything can be said about the craft of writing and building a career in the field, it’s that what eventually brings success is not so much talent as persistence. All the talent in the world will get you nowhere … Continue reading

Posted in conferences, Velda Brotherton, western, Writers | 1 Comment

Here I am accepting my WILLA finalist award from Jacque Boyd at the Women Writing the West Conference in San Antonio, Texas . . . and then I proceed to accept the award. It was a magic moment in which … Continue reading

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The road home

Five days ago I acknowledged on Twitter that I was home and would post on my blog the following day. Good intentions don’t always prove possible, and so here I am at last, ending my writing day with a blog … Continue reading

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