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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. By 2009, they had written and published a total of 10 novels, 3 of them with Joyce as Robert's co-author. Joyce also wrote two 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. Their most recent novel, Silent Destiny was set in modern Scotland and published in 2014.

Writing and producing one book/year plus two additional audio products over the first 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 first Canadian bestselling novel, "Lizzie: Lethal Innocence." Then in 2005, he narrated the autobiographical CD, "Laughing Through Life." He had received countless requests for his own story from fans who had often heard him tell vignettes of his fascinating life at his market table. These CDs are now available as downloads on their website.

Robert's many worldwide fans claim his style as unique by modern standards, often saying they feel as if they are living the events themselves. His family-friendly novels are also claimed by countless of his fans to be the “best page-turning books they have ever read.”

Robert sadly passed away in 2017 after a long battle with coalminer's black lung. Joyce still looks after their website and Facebook pages from which she continues to sell their paper books.

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Lizzie : Lethal Innocence - Lizzie Series, Book 1
Series: Lizzie, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 13, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » 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
A Debt To Pay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,240. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Only a child that frightening day, Gilly has never been able to erase the horrific images of his family being murdered, and then his own fear and loneliness. His heart has burned with revenge and now he's ready. Whittle, a longtime John Wayne fan, was dared to write a western and has come through with guns blazing. Fans will wish this was not just a short novel (from his book "Yesterdays').
Bound by Loyalty - Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, Book 1
Series: Victoria Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.67)
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.
Loyalty's Reward - Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, Book 2
Series: Victoria Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 147,740. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Whitlands Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » 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.


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