Betty Ballantine

(b. 1919)

Betty Ballantine is a publisher, editor, and writer. She and her husband Ian helped create Bantam Books in 1945 and established Ballantine Books in 1952. They became freelance publishers in the 1970s.

She was GoH at Noreascon Three, the 1989 Worldcon.

She wrote a novel, The Secret Oceans, published by Bantam in 1994. The book is “a modern-day, ecology-oriented 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for kids.”

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