Born in Arkansas, Velda likes to place her books there, though many are set in other states. Her six nonfiction books are about Arkansas. Her cookbook containing Ozark recipes from her mother’s collection of 60 years, will be re-released this year. The header on her website uses this motto and it fits her novels: Sexy, Dark and Gritty. She writes about gutsy women and heroes who deserve them in several genres including mainstream women’s fiction, mysteries, historical romances, paranormal and horror.