Bradshaw inks deal to bring ‘The Rehabilitation of Miss Little’ to life

A view of journalist Rusty Bradshaw at work developing his forthcoming novel: “The Rehabilitation of Miss Little,” which is due out later this year. (Submitted photo)

Rusty Bradshaw, editor of weekly newspapers in Sun City and Sun City West, signed an agreement with Page Publishing of New York to publish his first book, a work of fiction.

“The Rehabilitation of Miss Little” is now in the editing stage with the publisher.

“This story has been many years in the making,” Mr. Bradshaw said. “It is exciting to finally have it complete and on its way to book form.”

“The Rehabilitation of Miss Little” will take readers through a story of abuse, bullying, degradation, then enlightenment, personal growth and redemption.

Vicki Little has endured a life of torment from classmates, some of her siblings and even her parents — so much so she lets her appearance and personal hygiene deteriorate, which fuels more disdain. She believes attending college in another state will provide an escape, only to find the bullying continues, led by one woman with a disturbing past.

But after meeting Andy Thompson, she embarks on a journey of improvement. But it’s not an easy journey. Trying to protect Vicki from her college tormentor, Andy lands in jail. Vicki and new-found friends work to help him exonerate himself, but in the process uncover dark secrets he has been keeping.

“The Rehabilitation of Miss Little” is expected to be finished and ready for purchase in seven months. Visit for frequent updates.

Mr. Bradshaw is a journalist of nearly 40 years, now working for Independent Newsmedia in Arizona. He edits weekly newspapers in the retirement communities of Sun City and Sun City West. He also worked on weekly newspapers in Surprise and Scottsdale for Independent Newsmedia.

He graduated from Dubois High School, where he was active in sports and the Drama Club. In Powell he attended Northwest College, where he earned a junior college certificate. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Oregon University. He participated in track at Northwest and was on the newspaper staff at both colleges.

Mr. Bradshaw and his wife, Jeanne, live in Glendale, Arizona.

The Scottsdale Independent publishes a free daily newsletter. A print edition is mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses each month. If you value our journalistic mission, please consider showing us your support.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable. Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment