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educator , consultant , novelist

Roxy Edith Battles, American Novelist, consultant, educator. Certified teacher English, adult basic education and elementary education, California. Recipient Commendation United Nations, 1979; Hoosier award nominee, 1990; Garden State award nominee, 1990, Nene award nominee, 1992, 93. Active Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People, 1973-1980, 87-. Member S.W. Manuscripters (founder), Surfwriters.

Background

Battles, Roxy Edith was born on March 29, 1921 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Rosco Jirah and Lucile Zilpha (Jacques) Baker.

Education

Associate of Arts, Bakersfield College, California, 1940. Bachelor, California State University, Long Beach, 1959. Master of Arts, Pepperdine University, 1976.

Career

Freelance writer 50 national and regional magazines, from 1940. Teacher elementary Torrance (California) Unified Schools, 1959-1985. Teacher adult education Pepperdine University, 1969-1979, 88-89.

Freelance children's author, from 1966. Mystery novelist Pinnacle Publications, New York City, 1980. With Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1988.

Instructor Mary Mount College, Harbor College, 1995. Author-in-residence Young Authors Festival, American School Madrid, 1991. Participant First Educators to Japan Exchange, 1973.

Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher English, adult basic education and elementary education, California.

Works

Membership

Active Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People, 1973-1980, 87—. Member Southwest Manuscripters (founder), Surfwriters.

Connections

Married Willis Ralph Dawe Battles, May 2, 1941 (deceased 2000). Children: Margaret Battles Holmes, Ralph, Lara.

father:
Rosco Jirah Baker

mother:
Lucile Zilpha (Jacques) Baker

spouse:
Willis Ralph Dawe Battles

children:
Lara Battles

Margaret Battles Holmes Battles

Ralph Battles