Blog Hop

Thanks to Heidi Thomas who tagged me for this blog.

What is the working title of your book?  Rose of Cimarron

Where did the idea come from for the book? My husband ran across the story of the legendary Rose and I’ve kept the research in my files for a few years now. Most historians say Rose never existed, but there are so many legendary stories about her I wanted to write my own. If she did exist, what really happened to her when she disappeared from legend and history?

What genre does your book fall under? Western Historical Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I left this till last cause it’s always the most difficult question for me. I tend to like more mature actors, yet the people I write about are very young, as were most who went west or lived the life there. So to come up with young people to play the parts is most difficult. There are probably a dozen young men who could play the outlaw Sam; As for Rose, the same applies. I’ll let my readers come up with the answer to this question.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book ? Escaping her life as an outlaw, Rose meets ex-outlaw Sam Longstreet who has left the life to raise a child he fathered by a soiled dove, and the two are forced back into the life to rescue the child kidnapped by an old cohort.

Is your book self published or do you have an agent?  I no longer have an agent. But if my publisher likes this one, he will publish it. If not, I will self publish it on Kindle.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Because this is actually a novella requested by my publisher, Old American Press, it won’t take me as long to write it. I’m still on the first draft and will probably finish it in a few more weeks. The novella is due in March.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Here’s the thing. I don’t read in my genre, for several reasons, one being I don’t want to inadvertently use anything another author has worked to write. I’ll let my readers choose other books to compare my work to.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? My husband, I think. He talked about the Rose of Cimarron a lot, and was so pleased to hear I was at last going to write about her.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Probably did Rose exist or did someone or a lot of people make her up? History is like that sometimes. We never know for sure what stories are true.

Thanks for stopping by this Blog Hop and please check out our host Susan Taitel and the other bloggers participating in this event, including,, and

Also please peruse my blog

About veldabrotherton

For thirty years I've been a writer. Publication of my work began in 1994 . I'm pleased to have recently settled with Oghma Creative Media as my publisher. My brand is SexyDarkGritty and that applies to my western historical romances, mysteries, women's fiction and horror novels. I recently signed a contract to write westerns again, and what fun it's been working on the first one. If I weren't writing my life wouldn't be so exciting.
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3 Responses to Blog Hop

  1. Jan Morrill says:

    I love the one-sentence synopsis, Velda, and I can already imagine the movie! Thanks for tagging me for the blog hop. Here’s my link:

  2. Pingback: Blog Hop! | Jan Morrill Writes

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