Omma Velada grew up in Wales and read languages at London University,
followed by an MA in translation at Westminster University. Her
short stories and poems have been published in numerous literary
journals, including JMWW, Blood & Thunder and
The Eildon Tree, and in various anthologies, including
Voices From the Web (UKA Press, 2004), Whispers of Inspirations
(The Sunpiper Press, 2007) and The New Pleiades Anthology of
Poetry (Kedco Studios, 2005). She came second in the UK Authors
2004 short-story competition. She now lives in London, with her husband and two children.
In 2004 she
founded Gold Dust magazine, which continues to promote
fresh and established literary talent. She is a member of the
writing group Storyshed and her first novel, The Mackerby
Scandal (UKA Press, 2004), received critical acclaim. She
has also self-published a short-story anthology, The Republic
of Joy (Lulu Press, 2006). Read Omma's latest short story, Oblivion.