Vee F. Browne


Vee F. Browne is from Cottonwood/Tselani Arizona, and a member of the Navajo Nation, belonging to the Bitter Water and Water Flows Together clans. She obtained her M.A. from Western New Mexico University in 1990. A journalist with the Navajo-Hopi Observer, educator, and fiction writer, she is also an Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Association volleyball & basketball referee,

An award-winning author, she has received much acclaim for her children's books, including Monster Slayer and Monster Birds. Northland Press has published her books on Navajo folktales. Her other children's books are: Maria Tallchief and Owl Book.

In addition, Vee's short stories and poems have appeared in several anthologies and journals. A newly published poetry/prose collection reflecting Navajo heritage entitled Ravens Dancing, 1st Books Library, 2000/01. She is composing her second poetry/prose book entitled Swan Rock.

For scheduling Vee for school-wide authors visitation, engagements, as a panelist for poets/childrens books, or reading poetry, she may be contacted at:

(928) 725-3538 or (928) 380-6120 [cell/voice mail]

Writing available online

The Nile


Monster Slayer received the Western Heritage - Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

Vee has received the Buddy Bo Jack Nationwide Award for Humanitarianism for Children's Books.

Her book, Monster Birds, received the Rounce & Coffin Club - Los Angeles 1994 Western Books Award of Merit.

A short biography from the Internet Public Library's Native American Author's Project is available.

Books by Vee F. Browne or containing her work       icon

Ravens Dancing,
Can be purchased electronically as a PDF file [2.6Mby] from 1st Books.

Children's Books

Monster Slayer, Baje Whitethorne, Illustrator, Northland Pub.
Animal Lore & Legend: Owl, HarperCollins.
Maria Tallchief, Harcourt Brace Co., August 2000 - Educational Assessment - Securitied document/ Sunset Charmer, poem
Maria Tallchief, Prima Ballerina, Modern Curriculum.
Monster Birds,
Baje Whitethorne, Illustrator, Northland Pub.
Review of Monster Birds form Southwest Children's Literature

Order out of print books ffrom Alibris.

Anthologies & Journals       icon

Sister Nations: Native Women Writing on Community Anthology,
Heid Erdrich and Laura Tohe (Editors), New Rivers Press.
Neon Pow-Wow: New Native American Voices of the Southwest,
Anna Lee Walters (Editor), Northland Pub.
Blue Dawn, Red Earth: New Native American Storytellers,
Clifford E. Trafzer (Editor), Anchor Books
Red Ink, Volume 8, Number I, Fall 1999, contains "The Ballad of Ira Hayes".
Eclectic Literary Forum, Volume 3, Number 3, Fall 1993, contains
"Legend of Monster Lake".

In Association with

This is an "official" site in that this page was constructed with the assistance and active collaboration of the poet, Vee F. Browne.

© 2002 Vee F. Browne.

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