My website is being moved to our main website, JRobertWhittle.com
or click on one of these books. We look forward to seeing you there.
Blogs, Books, and Bablings
Have you ever met an author, in person … especially one who sells his/her books at a street market or other venue? You would probably wonder how that author finds the time to write. This is the dilemma which faced my husband and I when we began our writing/publishing adventure in 1998. It amazingly worked out quite well for us because we became a team. As the wife of 3x bestselling Canadian author, J Robert Whittle, one of my tasks as his publisher and publicist has been to educate you about his and our books. You may declare, “I’ve never heard of him!” Well, even some of our locals have been known to say that, because if you don’t visit the right market or craft show, read one of the many newspapers who have written about us all over North America (on the right day!), listen to CBC Radio, or have a friend who is one of our countless thousands of readers, this is quite understandable!
For 14 years I have had the amazing job of editing and publishing bestselling and award-winning novels dreamed up, researched, imagined, written and agonized over by my imaginative and brilliant (so say his readers) husband, J Robert Whittle. I am also an author. The books you see above are those I have authored or co-authored with Robert. My husband has a total of 10 published novels which you’ll find on our main website … or click on one of the three novels above and you’ll find his website.
Many of our novels are set in the area where we live – Victoria, BC and the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but they often have an international flavour due to Robert being a widely travelled Englishman. He sells our books at the Bastion Square (outdoor) Summer Market (in the centre of our lovely harbour city) and as of this first week in December, we will be attending 2 more Vancouver Island Christmas shows in Sidney BC.
I decided to turn this website into a blog to help wannabe self-published authors (like my husband was 15 years ago). The publishing process is long, complicated, and can be very confusing. It’s been my job to look after the ‘backend’ … the editing, websites, online marketing, publicity, schedules, publishing etc. I became an author myself in our second year. I can’t keep up to Twitter but I use Facebook extensively to reach out to our readers/fans, as well as having personal pages to put me in contact with distant family/friends.
Our bestselling and award-winning novels are the product of Robert’s natural talent which we fortunately discovered in 1995. The books are available through our website, craft shows and craft markets in BC, Canada. Our books are also found in a few bookstores in Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island but it might be as easy to phone us (250.477.0192). Our bios can be found above, under About.
When I published the first of our books in Dec. 1998, weren’t we surprised when people wanted more! Today, our devoted fans ask us regularly if we will continue one of the series or write a sequel to our single novels or simply ‘anything.’ The series are all complete … and we can’t promise if there will be a new book but we’re working on it (and it’s looking pretty positive for Christmas 2013). In the meantime, our books are also eBooks and we recommend Smashwords.com where you will find all formats.
Thanks for visiting us, please take a look around and check out our novels. Readers of all ages claim they are “entertaining, wonderful, refreshing and well researched!” We hope you will make up your own mind.
Joyce and Robert