From the Author
This short story is an excerpt from my western romance, Images In Scarlet, that gives readers a look at Allie's experiences as a photographer with her father during the Civil War. It was taken out of the book on last editing. When my publisher asked for a short story that would be published in our magazine, Saddlebags I decided to give my readers a chance to get better acquainted with Allie by turning this into a short story.
Because there were thousands of women involved in photography by the Civil War, I wanted to show an important part of women's history while telling her story.
All of my western historical romances are set during actual historical occurrences.
About the Author
Author Velda Brotherton has been writing western historical romances since 1994 when her first in that genre was published by Penguin. She spends her time writing from her home in the Arkansas Ozarks where she watches from her window while deer graze on the hillside. At night she hears foxes, coyotes, and the occasional wild cat join whippoorwills calls. She has 29 published novels in several genres published and 18 short stories in various anthologies and magazines.
She has two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and recently celebrated her 82nd birthday. Currently she is working on a novel, sequel to Beyond the Moon.