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Joel E. Westerfield

Born: 1944 in Jacksonville
Pen Name: J. E. Westerfield

Connection to Illinois: Born in Jacksonville, Illinois. Graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1962.

Biography: Retired and part time school bus driver. Co-author of one book and now working on another to be finished at end of year 2011.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Joel E. Westerfield on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Christmas in Oberammergau /
ISBN: 1451274785 OCLC: 682316755

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, Md. : 2010.

This story centers around the small farming community of Cracker's Bend, Illinois. Three orphan children are found rummaging in garbage cans on a winter evening. They are placed in the care of Horace and Sylvia Deterding whose ancestors are from the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau, Germany. This Christmas they journey back to explore their roots.