Velda Brotherton writes of romance in the old west with an authenticity that makes her many historical characters ring true. A knowledge of the rich history of our country comes through in both her fiction and nonfiction books, as well as in her writing workshops and speaking engagements. She just as easily steps out of the past into contemporary settings to create novels about women with the ability to conquer life’s difficult challenges. Tough heroines, strong and gentle heroes, villains to die for, all live in the pages of her novels and books.
Living in the Boston Mountains a few miles east of “Indian Territory,” now Oklahoma, helps her imagine the lives of the western characters she creates. With 14 western romances available plus 6 regional non fiction books, she recently signed with The Wild Rose Press for the first of her new series, The Victorians: Wilda’s Outlaw.
As a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she likes to spend time with her family when not writing. Though she roamed around for quite a few years, she now lives with her husband Don in a home she designed and helped build, just 15 miles from her birthplace.
“Writers are the only people in the world who can hear voices and commune with the dead without winding up being committed,” she’s fond of saying.