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Veronica Randolph Batterson attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as an art student and graduated with a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

She studied broadcast journalism and has worked in television and radio. Veronica has been a freelance writer, editor and proofreader for many years: her short stories, essays and creative non-fiction have appeared in various publications. She has written four books and published three: the novel, DANIEL'S ESPERANZA, and the middle grade books of fiction, BILLY'S FIRST DANCE and FUNNY PAGES

Research took her to southern Illinois recently for her next project, a fifth book tentatively titled WILLIAMSBURG HILL (a novel of historical fiction).  Other plans in the works include books set during the Civil War and World War II, a biography, a couple of plays, finding an agent for another completed manuscript, more short stories and poetry.  She's also tossing around the idea of a sequel to DANIEL'S ESPERANZA.

Veronica enjoys photography, gardening, antiques, theatre, reading, visiting museums and horseback riding. Other interests include history, historic preservation and supporting environmental and animal rights issues.  

After living in Detroit and Chicago, she now makes her home in Memphis with her husband and their golden retriever. She has two adult daughters.

Read an interview at Ink Drop Interviews with Veronica and check out her blog for further updates on her work and where she regularly publishes original short stories, essays and poetry.

Veronica's photographs can be viewed on the website, Fine Art America, and prints are for sale on canvas, posters and greeting cards (www.veronica-batterson.artistwebsites.com). 

  Veronica Randolph Batterson
       BILLY'S FIRST DANCE on the shelves of          Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL