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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.

The Fantastic Automobile

When I was young, and don’t be surprised that I can remember so very long ago, my uncle showed up one day with a Model A coupe that had a mother-in-law seat. Oh, how I yearned to ride back there. … Continue reading

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Playing Hide’n Seek

Yes, this is me today. Did you ever put things away in special places so you could find them, and then lo and behold, they were never seen again. Unless of course you were looking for something else and didn’t … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing – Maybe  

Because of the ability of computers to create any image we have in our minds, we no longer believe some things we see. If our mind rebels and says no, there’s no such thing, then doubt rises and we question … Continue reading

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Outlaw and bandit queen produces a Pearl

For some reason lately I’ve been fascinated by outlaws of old. I wonder at what motivated them, what, why and how they did what they did.. Probably because I live in Winslow, one that always comes to mind is Belle … Continue reading

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The Day I Walked With Snakes

Small reticulated pythons A white and a natural Snakes have always been one of my fears. If one took so much as a glance at me in the wild I just knew he was measuring me either for how fast … Continue reading

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The day I flew with America’s first spaceman

September, 1960 America entered the space race with a fantastic catch in the sky accomplished by a new space hero. Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger jumped from an open balloon gondola at 102,800 feet above earth. This was the highest … Continue reading

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Saber Toothed Cats – In the Ozarks?

  When the telephone rings at a newspaper, especially a weekly rural one, it usually means someone within the readership area has something to share. What they deem newsworthy. Often it’s unusual. This particular morning it was to be something … Continue reading

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In The Air With Fifi

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A Tale to Treasure

————————————————We experienced a wonderful weekend with Oghma people. Some came in from out of the country. I’m impressed to see so many authors actually engrossed in their career. I don’t know of another publisher who holds retreats for its board … Continue reading

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That Cat Won’t Hunt

Bobbi is 12 years old. My daughter brought her to me as a feral kitten, abandoned or lost from her mother. We could only guess at her age, but she barely had her eyes open. My daughter warned me that … Continue reading

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