Blogs, Books, and Bablings
Roll out the old and ring in the new they say for a new year. Well, I may be two months late but when I looked at this page today I decided it needed something a bit more catchy. As the wife of 3x Bestselling Canadian author, J Robert Whittle, one of my tasks as his publisher and publicist is 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 Victoria, BC/Vancouver Island markets & craft shows, read newspapers on the right day, listen to CBC Radio, or have a friend who is one of his countless thousands of readers, that is quite understandable.
For 14 years I have had the amazing job of editing and publishing bestselling and award-winning novels written by my husband, J Robert Whittle. I am also an author. The books above are those I have authored/co-authored. My husband also has a total of 10 novels which you’ll find on our main website … or click on one of the three novels above. Many of our novels are set in the area where we live – Victoria, BC and the Pacific Northwest. Robert has sold sells the books at the Bastion Square Summer Market (outdoor in the centre of town) and, as life allows, I am still working fulltime on our books.
This website is mainly a blog to help wannabe self-published authors (like my husband was 14 years ago). The process is long and can be very confusing. It’s been my job to look after the ‘backend’ … the editing, websites, online marketing, markets, and the publishing. 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 my husband Robert’s amazing imagination and 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 select bookstores in Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island and by phoning us (see contact page). 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 all on eBooks at Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords etc.
With all this going on, it’s sometimes been difficult for Robert and I to remember to have a personal life. Family is very important to us and we’re grateful that our son, James and our grandson live nearby while the rest of the family resides in other parts of Canada and in Australia. When I decide to have a break, I love working on my family-based hobbies and you’ll find some of them above under Personal. As we get older (Robert turns 80 in June 2013), family time is becoming more and more important to us, but when sunny weather rolls around again in 2013, Robert will be back at the market once again.
Lastly, to answer an often asked question … this WP Blog uses iThemes Flexx.
So thanks for visiting, please take a look around and check out our novels … readers claim they are “refreshing, different and wonderful!” We hope you will try one and make up your own mind.