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).