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Veronica Randolph Batterson

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Veronica Randolph Batterson moved to the Chicago area in 2004 with her family. Her husband, Brett, is the Executive Director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. They reside in Aurora.

Biography: Veronica Randolph Batterson is the author of the juvenile fiction books, ''Billy's First Dance'' and ''Funny Pages''. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various publications. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Veronica Randolph Batterson on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

  Billy's first dance
ISBN: 9780741459138 OCLC: 609534722

Infinity Publishing, West Conshohocken, PA : 2010.

Thriteen-year-old June dreams of becoming a writer. Her youngest brother, Billy, is afflicted with spina bifida and although confined to a wheelchair, dreams of dancing. Junie and her three half siblings live with their grandmother and aunt as her mother has left and none of the children know where she is. Despite the unusual circumstances of the family, will all achieve their dreams?

Daniel's Esperanza /
ISBN: 1500398926 OCLC: 910671762

Under the backdrop of Native American culture and New Mexico ranch life, Daniel escapes his abusive father and finds a new home with Frank and Sarah Carpenter, ranchers and owners of a wild horse sancutary.

Funny pages
ISBN: 9780741468581 OCLC: 767569551

Infinity Pub., West Conshohocken, PA : 2011.