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With Robert as the author and Joyce as editor/publisher, so began this married couple's sojourn into the fascinating world of writing. Joyce Sandilands and J. Robert Whittle soon became household names with their fans as they successfully Indie published their first novel in Dec. 1998 setting off a chain reaction with readers that continues today. Since then, they have written and published a total of 10 novels, 3 of them with Joyce as Robert's co-author. Joyce also wrote two delightful children's chapter books in the Moonbeam Series, with self-narrated audio books. Robert has 3 bestselling novels and together they won two IPPY (Independent Publisher) Gold Medals for Loyalty's Haven (2007) and Whispers Across Time (2008). Many of their multi-generational fans claim these books are the best they have ever read. They have a new novel in production for 2014.

Writing and producing one book/year plus two additional audio products over the next 12 years to appease fans, the duo soon discovered the best way to sell their books was exactly as they were doing it ... at local tourist and craft markets and Christmas fairs where they could meet and talk to potential fans.

Whittle, often complimented for his pleasant accent, in 2003 narrated the audio book of his bestselling "Lizzie: Lethal Innocence." Then in 2005, he narrated an autobiographical CD. He had received countless requests for his own story from fans who had often heard him tell vignettes at his market table.

Along the way, internet sales and, by 2010, ebooks have aided in their marketing efforts. Robert's countless thousands of worldwide fans claim his style as unique by modern standards. His family friendly novels are also claimed by hundreds to be the “best page-turning books they have ever read.” Robert turned 79 years young in 2012 and shows no sign of quitting. He loves meeting the public and selling books at his market stand in Bastion Square, Victoria BC and has no plans to stop.

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Silent Destiny
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 153,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Emma Walters, a Canadian English Professor, learns she has inherited a Sottish Estate and must go to Scotland immediately. On arriving in Scotland she learns the details of her physical estate but also that she has inherited a 700-year-old mystery and all of Scotland is relying on her to solve it! By J. Robert Whittle and Joyce Sandilands
3 On a Moonbeam - Moonbeam Series, Book 2
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A whimsical fairy story for early readers and the sequel to Leprechaun Magic. Set in Fairyland, we already know that Paddy, the leprechaun and his friend, Jake, have become moonbeam riders. They are having a great time traveling down moonbeams and helping Earth children with their problems. This time, however, they discover that a stowaway has hitched a ride with them. Ages 4-9 years.
Leprechaun Magic - Moonbeam Series, Book 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A whimsical fairy story for early readers by Joyce Sandilands, adapted from a short story written by her husband/author, J. Robert Whittle. Set in Fairyland where leprechauns, fairies and everything is magical. Paddy, the leprechaun, wants to become a moonbeam rider so he can slide down moonbeams into Earth children's dreams and help them with their problems.
A Debt To Pay
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 53,180. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Gilly hasn't forgotten the frightening day when his family were killed and he was left for dead. His heart has burned with revenge and now he's ready. Whittle, a John Wayne fan, was dared to write a western and he has come through with guns blazing. With his wife, Joyce Sandilands, assisting in the finer details, they write an engrossing tale, taken from their book of short stories, Yesterdays.
Loyalty's Haven - Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, Book 3
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Series: Victoria Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 116,500. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In the final chapter of this popular family saga, new challenges await as Nancy continues her charity work in Victoria. In 1918 as the war comes to an end, tragedy strikes in the form of the deadly Spanish Influenza Epidemic. Whittle's extensive research dispels any thoughts that the Pacific Northwest was not affected by this dreaded disease - then happy news boosts morale in the Brown household.
Loyalty's Reward - Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, Book 2
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Series: Victoria Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 147,740. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
With the beginning of WW1, Nancy and Dan find their plans temporarily altered as Meg and Jeb become special friends. Meanwhile, Dan fights off pressure to enlist in the army due to other commitments. Nancy discovers the war effort is beckoning as Seattle friends provide her with an exciting opportunity.
Bound by Loyalty - Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, Book 1
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Series: Victoria Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 119,720. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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Nancy and Dan's friendship begins in 1900 in a Victoria BC orphanage. Tracing their lives for the next 20 years, Whittle writes with such passion and sensitivity, using actual events, facts, characters, and locations that his readers find it difficult to discern fact from fiction. Fans describe this series as awesome, entertaining, a refreshing change, and wonderfully educational for all ages.
Lizzie's Legacy - Lizzie Series, Book 4
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Series: Lizzie, Book 4. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 98,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Lizzie continues her plans to give women, and the poor, a voice in local politics at the same time discovering that a dear friend has returned from exile opening old wounds but giving her a brilliant idea. Following her 18th birthday, Lizzie, makes a life-changing decision to take on the greatest challenge of her young life. Don't miss this final chapter of Lizzie's story.
Streets of Hope - Lizzie Series, Book 3
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Series: Lizzie, Book 3. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 109,880. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Lizzie's empire continues to expand but her reputation and good deeds have now come to the attention of evil competitors. A visit to the farm in Hertfordshire includes an unexpected happy awakening but her journey to adulthood was never meant to be easy. She and Quon meet an unexpected and deadly adversary who changes their lives forever. Book 3 of 4
Lizzie's Secret Angels - Lizzie Series, Book 2
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Series: Lizzie, Book 2. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 100,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Lizzie's youthful 'spies' discover a distressing secret well-hidden by local authorities. It's the end of 1805 and Lizzie and Quon soon find their busy lives taking a disturbing, yet exciting, new direction as the Napoleonic Wars continue. A trusted friend stumbles onto a stunning secret from Lizzie's past while Lizzie herself utilizes old friends and business associates to increase her circle.
Lizzie : Lethal Innocence - Lizzie Series, Book 1
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Series: Lizzie, Book 1. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 13, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
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Lizzie, a spunky nine-year-old street waif manages to escape the clutches of the law while her friends are deported for stealing food. Later, wandering the streets, she aids an old man and starts selling bread on the street to feed them. Thus begins her life as a budding entrepreneur in London during the Napoleonic Wars, and a chain of events which will change the face of dockland forever
Yesterdays
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 117,480. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
An eclectic mix of 19 stories from this popular author's hidden collection ... autobiographical, historical, historical/fantasy, WW2, contemporary,etc. From his own hilarious experiences around the world, one of an unusual street person, or a western with a surprising spin ... you'll find yourself involved in each story as if it was a full novel. Whittle also has 3 bestselling historical novels.
Race for a Treasure
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 131,220. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
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Acquiring the 1810 diary of a British sea captain, his family decide to research and then search for the long-missing Spanish treasure ship he said he was responsible for sinking off Canada's westcoast. What awaits his family is an unimaginable adventure of intrigue as Spanish agents follow, hot on their heels through four countries, which no one could have anticipated!
Whispers Across Time
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 104,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Whitlands Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
What would be possible if you are told you have been given the powers of a mortal angel and are able to time travel? You are about to find out as journalist, Oliver Ryan, is whisked from his safe 1916 world into the unknown. Midwest Review says this 8th novel of popular Canadian author J. Robert Whittle, co-authored with his wife, Joyce Sandilands, is an "excellently written time-travel tale."


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