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Velda Brotherton
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  • Winslow, AR
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Something About Me and My Book:
Been a while, but in the interim I've uploaded my back list of six western historical romances to Kindle, and signed contracts for two more books.
Stone Heart's Woman came out from The Wild Rose Press in March and Wolf Song was released from SynergEbooks in February. I just submitted another book to The Wild Rose Press, but the title may change, so I won't post it yet.
For the past year I've been working very hard learning to promote my books and find a target market.
I still have copies available of The Boston Mountains: Lost in the Ozarks. Also learned that Old American Publishing has put this book on Kindle, so it's now available as an E book. Currently, I'm working on promoting my six back-list releases, all of which are now available on Kindle. The first four were originally published by Topaz. Fly With the Mourning Dove is now available on Kindle as well as in print. The history of Springdale, Arkansas; and Wandering in the Shadows of Time, a personal essay and with interviews taken from my newspaper column; All are available on Amazon.com
I was born in Arkansas, about 15 miles from where I live today. Have been writing since 1985. I had six western historical romances published between 1994 and 2001 under two pseudonyms.
I live and write in the Ozark National Forest in the Boston Mountains. My semi-annual workshops for writers are popular.
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http://www.veldabrotherton.com

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Fall means getting around

All summer I dally. Swim, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies dart from blossom to blossom, catch the stars and moon at their most beautiful. No city lights around here to dim them, they shine so bright I can see my way around the yard. But the snakes crawl at night, so be careful there, too. In my head, words I should put on paper come to life. On hot summer afternoons the crystal clear water of the pool beckons, as do the shouts of the family splashing. I join them.



Because it's… Continue

Posted on August 28, 2007 at 1:26pm

Promoting books

For the past two months, I've spent a lot of time learning different ways to promote my books. The latest one, Fly With The Mourning Dove, has received some good reviews. I also learned how to promote my only POD book, which I reissued after the publisher who first published it went out of business. I now own all rights to Wandering In The Shadows of Time: An Ozarks Odyssey and am sending out excerpts to magazines for publication as a way of promoting the book. I learned this at a conference in… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2007 at 12:17pm

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At 7:43am on July 16, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Velda

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At 5:28pm on October 26, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
I'm so excited!

Check out my latest blog post to read about my newest cover design, read the latest book review and find out how to attend my first book signing for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series (signing as illustrator of course).

Here is the cover for the second book in the series just to tempt you further...


Isn't my job cool?

Aidana WillowRaven
www.WillowRavenIllustration.com
IM: willowraven.illustration
At 7:56pm on June 2, 2008, Carol Burge said…
Velda-thank you so much for checking out my Author Spotlight and alos fo the lovely comments! I took a look at your site, and wow! Your books sound great, especially IMAGES IN SCARLET. Right up MY trail. :)

Thanks again, and best of luck with your writing endeavors!

~Carol
At 10:13pm on March 26, 2008, R. C. BECKOM said…
nice to meet you Velda
At 11:21am on November 20, 2007, Terry Burns said…
Hi Velda - good to see a familar face over here - enjoyed having lunch with you at the OWL meeting
At 8:12pm on July 24, 2007, david b mclaughlin said…
Please help me name my book (if you have not already)!

Vote here:
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Thanks in advance,
David B. McLaughlin
http://www.davidbmclaughlin.com
At 6:22am on July 2, 2007, Max Elliot Anderson said…
Thank you Velda. Nice to hear from you.
At 2:45pm on June 28, 2007, Velda Brotherton said…
I'd be glad to. Have to go right now, have a writer's meeting, but why don't you tell me something about your book. What it's about, and where you live, that sort of thing. Maybe we can come up with some ideas for your promotion. Talk to you later.
Velda
 
 
 

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