Deirdre Braud

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Petite Breaux (just Deirdre) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Kansas City. She moved around until finally settling in Alabama. She has been in a long-distance relationship with her significant other for 20 years. Deirdre has three adult children, five grandchildren, and one grand dog who all live in Georgia.
Class of 1981 graduate from FL Schlagle High, Deirdre was a single parent and worked hard to provide for her family. At the age of 40, she attended Strayer University, where she obtained a master’s degree in business administration. Deirdre is a government employee by day, but in her spare time, her creative writing alter ego, Petite Breaux, takes center stage.

Since then, and under that pseudonym Petite Breaux, Deirdre has written a memoir Slightly Bruised and a Little Broken, a short story The Whispering of My Heart and a children’s book Fun with Grandma. She has recently released several short stories, a suspense novel, and is currently working on her final novel, The Journal, Nancy Bremen Story, to be released late 2019 under the name just Deirdre.
When she gets the time and has the inclination, Deirdre enjoys exercising at her local gym. She loves watching TV and movies and goes to the theater when there is something that grabs her attention. She also reads daily and is learning the guide of mediation to rejuvenate the soul.
Deirdre also enjoys getting away from it all on vacation, with cruising as her favorite pastime. She has plans to live her best life to the max and has done some of the things that scare her like ziplining and parasailing. She also plans to do a skydive one day.
In the future, Deirdre wants to make more time for her family, travel more , and write more books that will entertain across generations.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As a small child, I had this one book titled Sung Under The Silver Umbrella, it was part of a series of the Umbrella books. The book had sing-a-longs, rhythm and rhymes and children's poetry. Some included The owl and the Pussy Cat, The Mitten song, A Psalm of David (after that I wanted my own bible). Mother would help me read the book and sing the songs. From there I wanted to read more books. Mother bought me a collection of books, I cannot remember the name but the books were red and white numbered from one to twenty-two. Number ten was my favorite book, it had short stories and nursery rhymes. I ​always wondered what happened to that collection. Now, I am an avid reader and I love it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading, it relaxes me and it can be stimulating at times. I get very involved with my reading it's as if I picture the characters being right where I am. There is no one genre book that I read, I read them all. It's amazing some of the imaginations writers and authors have. Romance, short stories, children's stories, erotica, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, you name it I will read it. No one book is the same. I just don't base what book I will read by its cover, sometimes the title catches me. I have read so far all of James Patterson's Women's​ Murder Club editions, I just could not put the books down.
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Where to find Deirdre Braud online

Kallista, The Forbidden One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,820. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
KALLISTA. She was the forbidden creation destined to keep the vampire clan from being pushed into on extinction. Once the humans had learned of the 67th element, they were relentlessly and had taken the offensive to destroy all vampires.
The Journal, Nancy Bremen Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,820. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
After she witnessed her daddy die in a freak barn fire, Nancy’s life was never the same again. Not really close with her mother, Ivie, she turns to one of her most precious memories of her dad – a journal he gave her when she was a little girl. Years after he died, Nancy starts filling it with her painful experiences and abusive relationships.
Something Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
London: Disturbing coincidences cause a loving family to question what they believe and who they trust. Chicago: Strange occurrences leave one family wondering where they went wrong. Winston-Salem: Something is very wrong, but no one in this family is prepared for who or what is behind that eerie feeling.
Pest of a Bug, Work Humor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
Charged with overseeing an ant colony rebuild, Steven, a precocious ant, revels in his power, but soon his antics complicate work life for everyone in their makeshift office. One coworker, Desiree, a honeybee, quickly tires of his obnoxious behavior and snide remarks, and is determined to put a stop to it.
Sought Out, Online Hookup
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Merrick was unemployed and needed to find instant support to meet his every day lifestyle.
Young and Reckless, New Faces
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » For Couples, Fiction » African American fiction » General
After the last drama filled group vacation, Ginger voiced that no one else could vacation with her and Clyde again. So, Derek, Gingers brother and Tina, Gingers daughter plan their own getaway.
Clyde and Ginger, When Love Isn't Enough
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Clyde and Ginger had been vacationing alone for several years. The past two years Gingers daughter Tina and her brother Derek have decided to join them.
Samson and Taylor, Another Cruise Different Drama
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Another cruise vacation, Ginger, Clyde, Tina and Derek. Thanks to Derek we have new faces. Dakota and Dixie, Derek's teenage daughters. Samson, Derek's cousin on his mother's side and Taylor, Samson's new girlfreind of a couple of months.
Derek and Camella, A Homegirl Misled
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Ginger and her boyfriend Clyde of twenty plus years have always taken vacations alone, it always seemed better that way. One year Gingers Brother Derek and her daughter Tina decided that they wanted to vacation along with them. Ginger wasn't to open with this option but went along with it, something different. Of course the total count of vacationers ended up more than Ginger expected.
Fun With Grandma
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2017 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
The children were so excited to be spending a week of their summer holiday with grandma. Nothing could have prepared them for such an exciting adventure. This week would be one of the best visits they would never forget, full of imagination and fun.
The Whispering of My Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
DeDee was an 11-year-old only child raised by a single mother. Her closest companion was probably an Ouija Board in the basement. She found it at the bottom of a dusty, black trunk. She only played with it on one side of the basement. The other side scared her. Something hidden in the darkness was watching her.
Slightly Bruised and a Little Broken, a Memoir (Revised Edition)
Price: Free! Words: 36,150. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2016 by Deirdre Braud. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
(5.00 from 1 review)
No matter what you have been through, never let anyone lower your self-esteem. This book shows you that you can still move forward after the violence. Keeping silent is the not answer, get out of an abusive situation as soon as possible. Don't be ashamed to ask for help. The abuse only gets worse. Petite shares her story of how she overcame abuse, rape, and molestation.

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