Dr. Veronica Slaughter was born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipino mother in 1951. At eight, she and her siblings were kidnapped by their father and brought to the United States. In spite of her turbulent childhood, she was able to achieve the American Dream through her resilience and determination.
About Have You Seen These Children?
This book follows the lives of four young children caught between love and hate—hostages to the cruelty of revenge. Valorie, Veronica, Vance, and Vincent’s perfect world turned into a nightmare one hot afternoon in 1959. What was to be a quick lunch with their father turned into four dreadfully long years of running, hiding, and then vanishing into obscurity. Determination, courage, and a rosary were all they had on their side. Individually, they were victims; together they were warriors. And in the end, love conquered all.
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My pendulum has swung from poverty to plenty. From fear to joy. From self-doubt to self- love. At eight, I lived in fear, running, hiding, and wondering what the next day was going to bring. At sixty-eight, I live in gratitude, hiking, writing, and have countless choices for the next day. Writing my book, allowed…