I’d like to introduce you to some outstanding friends and writers that I know you will enjoy meeting. This week, meet Velda Brotherton.
Her latest title is BEYOND THE MOON. A veteran broken by years of torture. A woman destroyed by the death of her husband. Two souls bond and learn to love and trust again.
What are you working on now?: Two books. One is the third in A Twist of Poe mystery series titled The Pit and the Penance and the other is the third in my western historical romance series, The Victorians titled Tyra’s Gambler.
Who is the author/artist that inspires you the most, and why? James Lee Burke because he takes the reader by the hand and leads her through his stories. She feels the heat off the Louisiana swamps, experiences his pain and joy. In other words, he knows deep POV. Every writer should read his books if for no other reason than to know how to write Point of View perfectly.
What are you reading right now? The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
Reveal one thing about yourself that few people know: I hate cooked turnips. Joking, I’ve revealed so much in my blogs there’s probably not much left that’s a secret, but I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone how awful cooked turnips taste to me.
Describe your ideal work space…and then tell us about your actual one: Ideally, a cabana on the beach beside a beautiful white beach where I could take a break and frolic in the sun and water, then come back to work again. There would be nothing in my office but a desk, computer, printer and scanner.
My actual workspace is second on my list. I live in the country, am surrounded by the Ozark mountains, a creek in a valley below, lots of trees, birds, a few wild animals. However, the office is a mess all the time. Books piled everywhere, Bank boxes with research materials like old newspaper articles, magazines, etc., and sometimes I have to be careful not to trip over something I’ve left around me. Messy. If I clean it up I can’t work.
What advice do you have for other writers/artists? Do what you love, and if you don’t love it, go find something else. It’s not money or fame, but the love of the craft that will sustain you through thick and thin. After 30 years I’m sort of an expert on that.
Where can readers find you online? http://www.veldabrotherton.com
http://www.amazon.com/author/veldabrotherton for all my books.