|Guestbook entries from 2000|
17 and have read nearly all of Ms. Whitney's books. She's the best!
My goal is to collect all of her books; I would love to find an autographed
copy of one of them. Can anyone give me any advice? Thanks.
for filling the void and making this Web site! I'm very impressed with
the results. Ms. Whitney: Thanks for the many happy hours you've given
me as Ive read as many of your books I could get my hands on! I
hope to make as big an impression on my future readers as you have on
I have been
reading your books for years and they are wonderful. I have practically
the whole collection. Thank you.
to find a site with so much great info on one of my favorite authors.
One of my earliest "mystery reading memories" is of one of her
juvenile mysteries. I have vivid memories of the plot but could not recall
the title - I recognized it on the book list!! SECRET OF THE EMERALD
STAR That book (and all of her adult novels since then) have made
me a faithful fan and re-reader! I have enjoyed my visit and plan to pass
on what I've learned to my Mom(also a fan). I hope she keeps writing for
many years to come.
ago, my husband and I moved to our first home. In this home we found
boxes of books in the attic. The former owner had passed away and we
were told we could have whatever was left in the house. Upon searching
through the many boxes of books, I found several of your books. The first
one I read was Poinciana - I was hooked. Reading one right
after another until there were no more in the boxes by you. I couldnt
get enough of your mysteries and intrigue. I have since lived several
places throughout Virginia and have made use of all the libraries to read
as many of your books as possible. You are such an inspiration. I especially
appreciate your forwards and the glimpses of many places you have taken
your readers. Being a mother of two little girls, a wife and a high school
teacher, the moments I get to myself are usually indulged in reading your
works. Your works are a my haven of peace in a very hectic schedule.
Thank you for all your work and for every story you have penned. You
are an inspiration.
reading your books and I've enjoyed everyone so far.
I found your
website by doing a search on Ms. Whitney's name, and I was so happy to
find all this information about her and her books. I first discovered
Ms. Whitney's books as a newlywed thirty-one years ago, and I don't think
it would be exaggerating to say that her books changed my world. I can
remember vividly different stages in my life by the Phyllis A. Whitney
books I was reading at the time. And I'm afraid her books spoiled me
badly! Who could view Gothic romance the same way after being exposed
to just one of her lovely heroines? If I had the chance to tell Ms. Whitney
just ONE thing, it would be "Thank You." Thank you for writing
books that captured my imagination and provided me with countless hours
of reading pleasure. I look forward to reading Ms. Whitney's future work
and I will visit this website often.
a Phyllis Whitney fan when I was ten years old. By luck, I received "The
Mystery of the Gulls" through a children's book of the month club.
In my teens I continued to search out her juvenile fiction -- I loved
the rich emotional lives of her characters. Because there has not been
a new novel lately, I've gone back and read some of the juvenile mysteries
written in the 1950's. (I've found copies in the local library.) I'm
impressed with how well they hold up and recommend them to adult readers.
I've always been very curious about Phyllis Whitneys life since
there are certain recurring themes in her writing. I thank you for the
biography on this web site and I look forward (hopefully soon) to reading
her autobiography. Thank you Phyllis Whitney for giving me an opportunity
to know you through your wonderful books.
read your book when I went to Eagle Pass, Texas about 4 years ago. Since
then I loved the way you write and when I came back to my hometown of
Waukegan IL, I went to my public library and took out a card just so I
can read your books. I have read almost all of them and every time I
get a new book is like a new adventure to me. I don't like to put the
book down. I think you are a great writer, and I hope you continue writing
more novels. I just went to get the book Rainbow in the Mist and I just
know it is going to be as great as the other ones.
devoted to a great lady. I started reading Ms. Whitneys books at
9 years old, and 40 plus years later I still enjoy rereading them. My
favorites are "Hunter Green" and "Dream of Orchids".
Both are still a wonderful read no matter how many time they have been
read. I am now a librarian in the same library where I first discovered
her and I often recommend Phyllis A. Whitney to patrons looking for a
really good book!
Whitney, I just wanted to thank you for all of the wonderful books you
have written. I read my first Phyllis Whitney book when I was a freshman
in high school (1986). It was "The Red Carnelian". I read it
cover to cover in one sitting, then promptly turned to the beginning and
read it allover again. I have been hooked since that day and made collecting
your books a hobby. With the exception of your textbooks, I believe I
probably now have about 95% of them. I appreciate the way you have written
your books with captivating mystery and romance and never needed sex and
bad language to hold your reader's interest. I thank you for making the
world of reading a more interesting place to visit!
reading your books since I was in ninth grade. I thought Id read
them all when I discovered that several had gone out of print before I
started collecting. I think I'm very close to having them all. Soon I
hope to pass them on to my niece. She is in the eighth grade. It is nice
to know there are great stories that stand the test of time. I know that
she will enjoy them as much as I have. Thank you!
I love your
novels. I am doing a report on you for art class.(We had a choice of
what ever we wanted to do, so chose my favorite author...you!) But I just
wanted to say hey. And I would eventually like to meet you if that is
for your books that have been in and out of my life for quite some time.
Your stories are interesting, with just enough reality that they become
almost believable. Your books are one of the things I read on a cold
windy day, in my comfortable rocking chair. Thank you.
your books. I am currently reading The Glass Flame. I am
also doing a book project on it. Do you have any suggestion on what I
could possibly do? Thank you for your time.
Ms. Whitney, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I appreciate
your books! I would have written sooner, but just found this site today.
Last week was my 30th birthday - and I have been reading your books since
I was 16! I still love them. I am currently on a quest to collect the
hard covers of my favorites. I have to say that my first love of your
books is "Hunters Green". That book has stayed with me
all these years. I love it. I just want to tell you what an inspiration
you are to me as a woman, mother and hopefully - someday - a writer.
Thank you for you imagination, endurance, and outstanding books.
about your website by surfing the web. Am an avid fan and have read your
books for some time. Have read Amethyst Dreams. When will
your next book be published and the title please. Thank you.
I am an
avid Phyllis Whitney reader. I have been since high school. In all the
years I have been reading her books, I have never figured out the mystery
before the end. That is a trait I find refreshing. I am in awe of that.
There are only two others in my experience could do that. They are Agatha
Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason shows). Thank you, Ms Whitney,
for the many years of reading enjoyment you have provided.
Phyllis Whitney, for being a part of my life for more than40 years. I
started reading your books when I was about 11 or 12, and I am now 54.
After reading your books for so many years, I decided to try to complete
my collection. I still need a few, but I won't quit until I have them
all. I only hope my granddaughter enjoys them as much as I do.
nothing I would enjoy any more than the possibility of meeting the author
and having her sign one of my books. Does she still do workshops or book
signings? If so, where will she be next? Thank you so much for your
time. I have enjoyed reading her books for over 35 years.
I so enjoy
reading your works! I own almost all of your books and I treasure them!
I frequently share them with my students! Thanks.
I found this
site using a search engine (AltaVista). I absolutely LOVE Phyllis A. Whitney's
books!! She is the only author that can really hold my interest. I have
read many of her books and can't wait to read them all. I only wish the
libraries I visit carried them all. Oh well, I will find them through
the internet, perhaps. Thank you for having a website dedicated to Phyllis
A. Whitney. Phyllis: Keep writing! I love you!
for publishing this website. I've enjoyed reading about an author whom
I've considered my #1 favorite author of all time. I started reading
Ms. Whitney's books since I was 10 years old. I still love reading her
books - 25 years later. I'd just like to thank Ms. Whitney for bringing
so many hours of enjoyment to my life. I credit her novels as the reason
for my love of reading! My very best to Ms. Whitney with her autobiography.
As a member
of Crossings, a Christian Book Club, I came across one of your books (Guide
To Fiction Writing). Your name brought back memories from years
ago! I used to read your books when I was 13 and 14 years old; I am now
38. I wrote you twice; once when I was 14, and once when I was 25 years
old. Both times I received a response. The first response was a personal
letter from you. However, I must have lost it many years ago. The second
response was a list of books published by The Westminster Press, and a
data sheet titled "News From The Westminster Press", which is
a brief biography on you. When I wrote to you on that second occasion,
I explained a few similarities that we shared: I had just moved back
from Misawa, Japan (realizing that you were born in Yokohama), where I'd
also attended school in the Philippine Islands (I was in the U.S. Navy).
Although that's been many years ago, I do remember the love I had for
your books. For this, I want to say "thank you!", and "may
God Bless you". Sincerely,
administrator of The Writer's Room of Boston (which is a nonprofit corporation
that provides quiet, secure workspace to member writers 24 hours a day),
I regularly field questions from writers. Had a phone inquiry about Ms.
Whitney's whereabouts. I believe the caller mistakenly thought we were
an agent or publisher. Found the site through Alta Vista search engine.
Will pass along the information to the writer.
I have been
enjoying Ms. Whitney's books since I was in jr. high school. I am now
32 years old and still love reading her books. She has a way of transporting
you right into the story. No matter how many times I have read a story
I still find myself unable to put it down until finished. I am also still
finding books I haven't read before, which is a pleasant surprise. I
hope to add as many of her books as I can find to my library. Thank you,
Ms. Whitney for many years of enjoyable reading!
loved your books for as long as I can remember. I think you are one of
the best writers I have ever read. I believe I learned to love reading
through your books. Thank you for enriching my life with your stories.
Thank you and God Bless,
my first Phyllis Whitney book while in Junior High school twenty some
years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed each one and always anxiously awaited
a new one. Mrs. Whitney, you truly are one of my very favorite authors
and I thank you for many, many hours of reading pleasure.
you became my favorite author as soon as I read my first book written
by you-I love the concept of using real places for your locations. Many
have been familiar to me. I especially enjoyed Amethyst Dreams
and the information included about my husbands hometown, Wilmington,
N.C. and the surrounding areas. I would like to know if you have another
book coming out soon. Thanks!
I was so happy to find that Phyllis A. Whitney has an official website
when I did a search. She is my all-time favorite author. I am in the
process of completing my collection of her books. More than half are
first editions. Is she still writing and if so, when will the next book
been reading Ms. Whitney's novels since I was in my early teens. A friend
at summer camp gave me Skye Cameron to read, and I was hooked.
I think that I have read all that have been published in the past 20 years,
including the reprints; I've read some of her books, including Skye
Cameron, The Trembling Hills and Snowfire
several times. I cant think of a single one of her books that I
could put down...I miss at least one night of sleep every time I read
one so that I can finish it in one day! I hope that she finishes her autobiography
soon, and that she has a few novels left to write for her fans!
Phil Tyo for creating this site! What an incredible author Phyllis Whitney
is! I have been a fan of Phyllis Whitney books since I was a teenager.
Recently, I have started rediscovering her books. Half-Price Books has
been a good source for me. One thing I enjoy about her books is that they
are for the most part timeless. I enjoy how she integrates the history
and scenery/landmarks/parks of a particular geographical area into her
novels. It is fascinating to know that if I visited some of these areas,
I could see some of the landmarks she describes so vividly. Her characters
are fascinating as well. I assume there are a lot of people out there
that carry around "emotional baggage" from their past that effects
their current personality and outlook on life, and can identify with some
of her characters. Her heroines are not perfect and that makes their
experiences all the more believable and enjoyable to read about. I also
enjoy the heroes/heroines in Dean Koontz novels, for their multi-dimensional
personalities are flawed as well. Thank you Phyllis Whitney for the generations
of young and old you have entertained with your mystery novels.
across Ms. Whitneys books quite by accident in a library and since
then have tried to read all her books whenever I can lay my hands on them.
I have always wanted to let her know how much pleasure and joy her books
have brought me and this is probably the nearest way to doing that. Thanks
for those countless hours that I spent over your books in a carefree storyland
Hi, I visit
this web site regularly hoping Ms. Whitney has released a new book! I
know she is writing an autobiography. When will it be out? Will she write
a new suspense novel soon? Where does she get all of her original material?
I really don't know what I will do if she ever retires! I adore you Phyllis
A Whitney! You make reading such a pleasure! The Stone Bull
is my all-time favorite!!! Everyone reading this, has to get it! I wonder
why none of her novels have made Oprah's book club?(she does not know
what she is missing!-- Ill have to suggest some of them). I've been
meaning to ask, have any Phyllis A. Whitney novels ever been made in to
a movie? If so, which ones? Are there any plans for this in the future?
p.s. Ms. Whitney's description of the Iolani palace, and the other historical
places in Hawaii were exactly accurate in her novel Silversword--
Whitney: I wanted you to know that you are my favorite author. I have
over 30 of your books and I have read every one of them at least once.
Thank you for the years of enjoyment you have given me. Yours truly,
read every one of Ms. Whitney's books. I get them as soon as they are
released. She has inspired me to write my own mystery series and a family
saga/mystery about a mystery in my own life.
I want you to know how much I have enjoyed your writing over the years.
I recall reading your books when a young teenager and also encouraging
my daughter to read you books. It is great to know that you are still
writing. I am also a writer, both fiction and non-fiction. I am the
widow of author Don Pendleton, the creator of the Executioner series--and
many other books. I have recently gone to e-book publishing with Mystic-Ink
Publishing. In case you have any curiosity you can find my webpage at
Thank you for all the reading pleasure you have given me over the years.
I was just
wondering how Miss Whitney was feeling? I have enjoyed her books for many
years. I have visited the web site before and think it is wonderful. Keep
up the good work.
friend in Rockford, Illinois, and I collect in hardback all the Phyllis
Whitney books we can find (have been doing so for about 12 years). She
found this site and sent the address on to me - I live just outside of
your mysteries. My favorite is THE GOLDEN UNICORN. I've read
at least five of your books that we have in our library. I'm doing a report
in English class, and I chose to write it about you. Do you think you
could send me some information about yourself, other than what is on the
back of the book? Please?
many of Phyllis A. Whitneys books in my house. I finally one day
decided to read one. My mom told me that Phyllis A. Whitney was my grandmas
favourite author, and so became my mom's. The first novel I read was "Lost
Island". I loved it! I am currently in grade 12 and am working on
an independent study and naturally, I decided to do it on the first Phyllis
A. Whitney novel I read. Any published criticisms would be very helpful.
Thank-you for bringing me to a whole new world with every novel I read.
Phyllis. I have read ever one of her books that I could find (some of
the older ones are hard to get your hands on). I want to be a writer
and she is my heroine and inspiration. Thank you Phyllis.
Phyllis A. Whitney's books. I have been going through chemo treatments
& her books have been great for me.
loved Ms. Whitney's book from the time I first picked up "Listen
for the Whisperer". I was probably 12 or 13 at the time. I was hooked
from the first page and still love all of Mrs. Whitney's books. The early
books for adults and also the series for young readers are my favorites.
I would have loved to have met her, not for her autograph, but to hear
her voice and get a brief glimpse of the wonderful person she seems to
be. I have encouraged my daughter, who is 14 to read Mrs. Whitneys
books also. She read "The Fire and the Gold" and did a book
report on it. Her English teacher is also an avid Phyllis A. Whitney
book reader. Somehow my daughter found out about this site and so shared
the information with me. Ms. Whitney has held me enthralled (and I don't
use that word lightly) for many hours of enjoyable reading. I consider
her to be a great role model and a very talented person. I wish her and
her family only the best. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share
my thoughts and feelings about Ms. Whitney.
been a fan of Miss Whitney's books since I read my first, Rainbow
In The Mist, a few years ago. I have been reading all books she
has written that I have been able to get my hands on. Unfortunately,
her books can be quite difficult to find in the UK. I will certainly look
forward to seeing her autobiography on the bookshelves! Can you tell
me when it is likely to be published and if there are any more novels
on their way?
I am so
glad I finally thought to "Search" the Internet to find info
on Ms. Whitney. Every time I have gone into a library for the last few
years I have asked if there is a new book by Ms. Whitney. I have read
every one I could find, some over and over. My favorite is either The
Stone Bull or the one about Jasper, CO, can't bring up the name
right now. Also I liked the one about the Hollywood actor who turned out
to be alive and not who he had been presenting himself to be. At Buena
Vista, CO library one year I even found a book for young people written
by Ms. Whitney, about the United Nations. I am so glad Ms. Whitney is
doing well, I recall in one of her novels she mentioned heart conditions
and told (through her heroine) of eating oatmeal with banana for breakfast,
with no sugar as that is bad for the heart. My mother was born just a
few months after Ms. Whitney, but she died so long ago in '73 after having
been in a nursing home for 3 years fed by means of a tube in her nose.
This was the result of a massive stroke in the brain stem. I re-read
both the Jasper, CO book and The Stone Bull this summer while
we were in CO for three months. Best wishes to Ms. Whitney and I look
forward to reading her autobiography.
Oh, I checked
this URL for years and can't express my delight when lo, it worked! My
mother introduced me to Ms. Whitney's writings with Snowfire, which she
acquired through the Doubleday book club. DOMINO was the first
book I ever read in one sitting -- no sleep that night! Since, I have
scoured the stacks for those titles missing from my collection. This site
is a boon in that search, and invaluable when dealing with ebay and like
services. A hearty thank-you, Mr. Tyo! Over the years, I've spoken by
phone with folks living in several of Ms. Whitney's settings and, without
exception, they were proud of the treatment their fair townships received.
Parcels were volunteered and arrived brimming with local news clippings
and Chamber of Commerce brochures, all confirming the depth of Ms. Whitney's
remarkable research. A URL to share: Ms. Whitney ranks high among the
Oldest Living Authors, http://www.isfdb.org/oldest.html.
A cherished international treasure, to be sure. My very warmest affections
and thank-yous to Ms. Whitney.
Hi. I really
liked reading the "Window on the Square" and I was hoping that
there would be a second book to go with but so far I haven't any luck
on finding out if there was one or not. I really enjoy reading the books
that Phyllis writes although I have only read 3 which are Window
on the Square, The Golden Unicorn, and Nobody
Likes Trina (Nobody Likes Trina was very similar to
some things I have had to deal with. If you know whether or not there
is a second book to Window on the Square please let me know.
your books! When will your autobiography be published? We cant
a fan-well-forever and wondered what one of my favorites has been up to
so I did the obvious and checked the net. Think that I have read almost
all of the adult books and part of the others. Love them.
got me started on your books years ago. But it wasn't until she passed
away when I found some of your books in her collection. I fell in love
with them again. Then one day my new found friend and I were talking about
books and she is a fan also, and had more books. She is the one who sent
me the web address. We look everywhere we go for the ones we have not
read or would like to add to our collection. When I read your books I
feel like I'm right there. Like Daughter of the Stars, set
in Harpers Ferry, WV or I think it's Star Flight set on Ashland,
NC ( My Mother was from NC) The Stone Bull is that the one
set in the MT of New York, with the Hotel on the Lake? Just before I read
it, I received a add for the hotel with a picture, and as I was reading
I realize it you where talking about the very same hotel. Oh, I could
go on and on and on. Thanks for some wonderful books.
this site through AOL Search as I wanted to assure myself of a certain
book title--Star Flight. The plot and setting for that story just somehow
stay in my mind. I've visited the area of the setting several times,
and having read the book, the area is much more meaningful. I would just
like to comment that this wonderful lady, Mrs. Whitney, has been part
of my life through my reading of her books since I was a teenager, and
I am now 51 years old. Since I teach English in high school, I've been
able to introduce many young girls to her wonderful books. I am glad to
hear that she is still living and is writing an autobiography. I really
don't have the words to pay to her the kind of tribute I would like for
having filled my life with so much pleasure in the reading of her novels.
I truly thank her for sharing her wonderful writing talent with the world.
May God continue to bless her.
I have enjoyed
Phyllis Whitney novels for many years. When I was young, my mother used
to read them. Then, as an adult, I discovered them myself and have enjoyed
them very much. It has been fun discovering past writings as well as
anticipating new novels. I have enjoyed learning about all the places
in the world that Phyllis Whitney novels take us. Thank you for many hours
Phyllis A. Whitney web site, I was so grateful when I found out there
was a real web site of Ms. Whitney's, one of my favorite authors. This
site was done very well. It is very classy. I have enjoyed reading Ms.
Whitney's books for a few years now. One of my goals is to read all of
her books. I was introduced to her adult books when I was 17, by my late
great grandmother Cleda Casey who loved Ms. Whitney's books. She lived
in San Francisco and the first book of Ms. Whitney's she gave me, was
"The Trembling Hills". I am a 22 years old and a college student
now who still loves to read Ms. Whitney's books. Phyllis A. Whitney is
a great writer. Sincerely,
name is Barbara Lowery and I began reading Phyllis Whitney novels when
I went to the library about 12 years ago. Since then I've read every
book that I can find and have several of her books in my own library.
I only have about 28 or 30 and I hope to find some of her older novels.
I enjoy every story that has been written by Phyllis Whitney and I am
thrilled to find a homepage on the web!
Whitney, in 1973, I was a freshman in high school and I discovered Silverhill
then Hunter's Green and from there I have collected ever adult
book you have ever written. I taught English for 14 years prior to becoming
a principal of a middle school. To this day you are without a doubt the
best author next to those of the Bible. With the Deepest Respect and
like to start out by saying that Mrs. Whitney is my favourite author.
I have read five of her novels so far and have loved each of them! Some
day I hope to own all of her novels. I came across this website using
a search engine under the heading-Phyllis A. Whitney and this is the first
site I picked. I was very pleased with it and marked it down as a favourite.
You are a
great writer. I was in the library at school today and I happened to
pass by your section and I picked up this book and I loved it. I only
read the back but it was great so I checked it out and when I got home
I decided to get in here and look up some of your books. I checked out
Flaming Tree and will tell you about it when I read it. Bye now.
I am collecting
Phyllis Whitney books as a pleasurable hobby--living in Central Kansas,
first editions are a rarity, so I am just buying any title. I appreciated
the listing of all the titles, however, the titles in blue print did not
print off on my screen. No problem--I printed the dates, and added the
titles by pen. Thanks for the info.
I am listening
to the audio book "The Ebony Swan", and am enjoying it so much,
I decided to see if there was a Phyllis Whitney website. I couldn't believe
she was still writing. What an amazing lady! I have enjoyed being "taken
away" by her novels into beautiful and exciting worlds for many years.
just recently started reading Ms. Whitney's novels and I am very impressed.
I am 19 years old and have always wanted to write something of my own,
but I didn't have a direction to turn in, and now I do. You have a wonderful
website and I hope that I can be half the writer that Ms. Whitney is.
Whitney. Many years ago (20 yrs?) I read one of your books. It was a
childrens mystery called The Black Diamond or Black Diamond Mine.
I have been trying to find this book for a long time. Can you please
help me? This was the first mystery I ever read and I have been hooked
ever since. I would like to pass this experience down to my son, who
also enjoys mysteries. You are an incredible author. Thank you for years
your books which I have been reading, since I was 16. Now at 58, I am
trying to locate
Phyllis A. Whitney is one of the BEST authors of all time. I have been
enjoying her books for years and always look forward to new releases.
I would like to thank you for providing such wonderful books. THANK YOU!!!!
name is Tammy and Im writing from Ohio. I love your books. I have
quite a few. Sometimes Im up too late 'cause I just can't put it
down. Thanks for the great books!!
for providing this avid reader with some very fine books. I believe I
have read almost everything you have ever written because I started reading
your works when I was twelve and now am fifty-one. Looking forward to
Whitney, I am so very pleased to be able to send you this greeting! Happy
Birthday and many more! It has been a pleasure reading your books. I discovered
you over 25 years ago, and have since started collecting your books. I'm
constantly scouring local used book shops for them. Another friend of
mine helps me, and together we want to have a full set. It's been fun
sharing your books with my daughter. Your writing is timeless. Many thanks,
Whitney is one of my favorite authors. Was surfing the web when I found
this site and couldn't believe it. Thank you Phyllis for many hours of
been reading Ms. Whitney's books for over 15 years. I have yet to find
one that does not enthrall me.
Whitney, In your book "Feather on the Moon" you acknowledge
Princess Peggy Abkhazi and her beautiful garden in Victoria, B.C., which
you used as part of the setting in the story. Last winter I wrote to you
to tell you that the garden of the late Princess Abkhazi was about to
be destroyed by a housing development unless enough funds were raised
to purchase and preserve the garden. I wanted to let you know that the
story of the garden has had a happy ending. The Land Conservancy of British
Columbia raised enough money locally and internationally to purchase the
property. The garden is now open to the public for all to enjoy. Inside
the Abkhazi house there is a gift shop and tea room where guests can enjoy
the beautiful view and a lovely afternoon tea. The media continue to be
interested in the garden. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will soon
be airing a one hour documentary about Princess Abkhazi's famous garden.
Many people I speak to in Victoria have read and enjoyed your book, "Feather
on the Moon". May I write to you again with more news of the garden?
did a search on Phyllis Whitney. I have read all her books that I can
find. I started reading her books about 25 years ago and search every
book store and garage sale looking for her books. I have kept copies of
all the books of hers that I have read. I have at least 45 - 50 of them,
and am still trying to find the remainder. I love her writing style. I'm
hooked within the first few paragraphs and can't put her books down. I
start reading slowly toward the end, because I don't want to finish the
book. Hope she continues to write more mysteries. I love them!
been a loyal Whitney reader for a long time. I love finding a Whitney
book that I don't already have. To me it is like finding treasure. Because
I truly do treasure her works! I would like to have the whole Whitney
has been a part of my life through her books. I have read everything of
hers I can get my hands on. I will always love and respect her and her
enjoyed Ms. Whitney's fiction since I was 13, and read "Mystery of
the Green Cat" and "Mystery of the Hidden Hand" (my fav.
of her juvenile stories. I then read some of her adult books, and a few
other juveniles; and I discovered her articles in The Writer (even back
then, I wanted to be a writer). I wrote to here long ago and she wrote
me an encouraging note. Today I am a freelance writer, author of many
articles, stories and 9 children's books. Her encouragement helped!!!
My favorites of her adult novels have to be "Window on the Square"
and "Sea Jade." Also close contenders are "Black Amber"
"Hunter's Green" and "Silverhill."
marvelous author. I have read all of your books ever since gradeschool
and have followed you through the years. You always maintain your consistent
good quality of writing and enjoyability. I'm looking forward to your
Hi, I eagerly
looked forward every year to a new novel written by Phyllis Whitney but
have not found any recently. I have either a paperback or hardback of
almost every book that she has written. I was thinking again about rereading
my copies but thought I would look on ebay and then thought of asking
"Jeeves" about Ms. Whitney and low and behold I found this website.
It has a tremendous amount of information and I really appreciate the
work that has been done. Thanks.
As a young child I hated to read, as the years went by, my opinion that
books were boring had not changed much. When I was pregnant with my youngest
daughter I had a lot of complications and was ordered to bed rest for
the remaining three months. My mother -a long time Phyllis Whitney fan
sent me one of your books. "Daughter of the Stars" is the title
she sent me. I read it out of total boredom and have not stopped reading
your novels since! You are truly the very best mystery/romance novelist.
please don't retire! I am truly captivated after reading the first chapter!
My husband is in the army, and we move about every three years I have
been fortunate and able to find a large selection of your books in our
military libraries. thank you for giving me an interest in reading I absolutely
adore you, as my daughters will someday!
my favorite author. I can not put a book down once started. I have 28
hardbacks and 4 paperbacks I want to replace plus the ones I do not have.
I can not find them in the many stores and used book stores I go to. Is
there anyway I can find them through this site or would you be able to
direct me? Thank you so much.
found your web site and sent me the link. I have been reading your books
for some time and turned my daughter on to them. I just wanted to thank
you for giving us so many hours of enjoyable reading.
I am a devoted fan of your writing. I have almost all of your titles and
eagerly await your newest book. "Amethyst Dreams" was absolutely
wonderful. After reading it I did alot of research on the Amethyst (one
of my favorite gems). Soon my daughter will be old enough to read your
books, I hope she enjoys them as much as I have.
enjoy your novels. Especially the description of the area you are writing
about. I'm trying to find the name of a book that you wrote with the location
in Palm Springs, CA Could you give me that information? I tried the Questions
link but it said not available. Thank you. Keep them coming.
hello and hello! I am so glad I finally found you. For the past 15 years
I have collected every book that bears your name. I have read & re-read
them. What an honor to find your website! You will never know how much
pleasure you have brought me. My mother was a librarian in a small neighboring
town & she first introduced me to your writings. She also helped me
in that capacity to locate your publications. Since her passing, it hasn't
been as easy to "find you"! I am grateful for the opportunity
to reach out, from my remote location smack-dab in the middle of Canada
(Lanigan, Saskatchewan) & thank you, thank you, thank you. My priceless
collection of your books begins from the year 1952! I have over 60 - &
painfully parted with duplicates as special gifts for dear friends. From
the moment I pick up a Phyllis A. Whitney book, I am filled with excitement,
anticipation & gratitude. I thank God for you & want you to know
what a blessing and gift you have been to me. Lovingly,
been long-time fan of Phyllis A. Whitney and was thrilled to learn about
the web site by reading the September 2000 issue of Romantic Times where
a reader had written in a question about her. I'm a writer also and I
love her textbook on fiction writing. It has helped me tremendously in
getting organized in the process of writing a book. I want to thank her
for many many hours of reading enjoyment and for giving me courage to
daughter and myself have enjoyed your many books for years. Glad to hear
that you are still writing and giving us both many more years of enjoyment.
been a Phyllis Whitney fan since I discovered her young adult mysteries
when I was about 9. I'm 33 now, and still love to escape to the exciting
worlds she creates in her books. About a year ago, I wrote a fan letter
to Ms. Whitney, not knowing if she would ever get it, let alone respond.
I was thoroughly delighted to get a response, in the authors own hand,
several months later. It has quickly become one of my prized possessions.
It's great to see how many other people love her work as much as I do.
Thanks for the great web site, keep up the good work. And "THANKS"
to Phyllis Whitney for the great writer and wonderful person that she
just a note to say that I started reading your work almost 40 years ago.
My mother would get your books through Doubleday Book Club and I continued
buying your books when I got married and started my own home. I still
have them to this day! My love of reading was rewarded with your fine
stories. I expect that is what has kept me a reading fanatic (big grin).
Whitney, I found out about your site after I wrote to Romantic Times magazine.
I did not know if you were going to write another book. They published
your website address. Thank you for many enjoyable hours reading your
enjoyed reading Phyllis Whitney books for many years and I eagerly watch
for new ones to add to my collection.
decided to look up any sites I could find on Phyllis A. Whitney, one of
my favorite authors! She's also been an inspiration to me in my own writing
since I read Writing Juvenile Fiction and all her articles in The Writer,
her many fiction books and writing books. Ms. Whitney, if you read this
message, you may remember I wrote to you years ago--several times, and
you were kind enough to write back and also autograph one of my books.
I have been a freelance writer for over 20 years now! I have had many
stories and articles published, and nine books for readers who need high-interest
but low-reading-level books. So....hello! I am doing well--I have a daughter,
almost 17, and a son, 13. I am still writing, including some unpublished
novels...but I keep trying. I'm almost done with a new one. I was delighted
to find this web page! Hope you are well!
I was just
wondering what the last book was Ms. Whitney wrote was. I have read all
of them I think. But I was hoping there was one more. I loved all her
books. She is a wonderful writer. Thank you Ms. Whitney for giving me
many hours of enjoyment!
Whitney and Daniel Steele are my favorite writers. We got a list of all
books by using the search option. Am looking to acquire all books written
by both writers.
I not know Phyllis A. Whitney? Her book, "Guide to Fiction Writing",
became the best 'accident' I stumbled upon during my college days. I came
across this web site, not by accident, but by entering the name Phyllis
Whitney in the search slot and then pressing the return key. And by the
way, I'm 28 and graduated from college only two years ago. Currently,
I have completed a children's fiction book and I am busy looking for a
publisher from the western world; our small, semi-literate economy does
absorb trade books so well. I owe my small success in this world of writing
to the inspiration from the book, "Guide to Fiction Writing"
and I am grateful to Phyllis. I have been able to land a job as a feature
writer in Kenya's biggest newspaper publishing house, Nation Media Group.
Phyllis, you are a hero.
I am an 83 year old widow and want you to know how much I enjoy reading
your books. I have been an avid reader since I was a child. You make your
books so interesting, I can't put them down. I wake up in the middle of
the night and pick up your books to read. I have read 16 of your books
so far and my daughter Donna is not far behind me. I will be waiting to
read your autobiography. Keep up the good work. Your fan,
time ago I read "The Turquoise Mask" and loved it. I am 52 and
bought a house 4 years ago on my own. So now I can fill it with things
I love, like my cross-stitch and hard cover books. So I have been checking
out thrift stores and garage sales and even have my 6 sisters looking,
plus friends. I believe I have found at least 17 to 20. I can't wait to
have them all. As of April I started to read them and I just finished
the last one so I need to go looking. Thank you.
is Susan Jenkins Wildman and I have stopped by before. I would just like
to know if Mrs. Whitney is going to write any more books. If so when?
I would like to tell Mrs. Whitney that I like her books alot and I read
"Star Flight" all the time.
read many of Mrs. Whitney's books and have never been disappointed. No
other modern mystery writer can come close to her as an author. Her mysteries
are written without offending anyone such as using vulgar language, sex
and violence, yet the mystery is still there. I look forward to reading
many more of this delightful lady's books. Thank you for the many hours
I have had enjoying these books.
enjoy reading Phyllis' books. I read everyone I can get my hands on.
I am a
librarian and am trying to find an answer to a question for a patron.
I found the Website by searching Yahoo! Is Phyllis Whitney still writing
fiction? Does she plan to write more?
a special place in my heart for your books and you have given me many
hours of reading pleasures. My Mother and I started reading your mysteries
when I was a teenager and had come across an excerpt from "Hunter's
Green" in a monthly women's magazine. I have read each novel since
and passed them on to Mom and friends. Mom is gone now - but I still remember
waiting eagerly with her for each new volume. Thank you so much for sharing
your gifts with all. Always a grateful fan and a fellow Virginian. PS
I anxiously await your autobiography. P.S.S. Are you a fellow Southpaw?
When I was
12 years old during summer break I joined at my local public library a
reading club and the librarian introduced me to the book "The Turquoise
Mask". After inhaling the book in one sitting I became a devoted
admirer and quickly read Ms. Whitney's books for adults and children.
Every time I entered a store I would charge to the book rack and buy any
title I could find. For nearly thirty years I have been enriched by the
prose and passion of Ms. Whitney and still have all my copies of her novels
in paperback and hardcover although some show excessive wear. I am proud
to say that Ms. Whitney helped define and solidified my morals and character
and I am grateful to that librarian, whose name escapes me, for changing
the course of my life. I would be honored if you would let Ms. Whitney
know how she impacted my life and if she ever makes public appearances
or will autograph her novels. I am thrilled that she is still living life
strong and I pray that her legacy will continue throughout the new Millenium.
I will pray for her continued good health and the hope that Hollywood
will wake up and mine the wealth of her novels and bring them to the screen,
large or small.
I have read
most all of her books and own alot of them. I think she is the best writer
I have read so for.
this sight from a friend - sent me a link. Was unaware there was one -
am thrilled to find it. Have loved Phyllis Whitney as an author since
I received my first book of hers - "Columbella" - when I was
11 yrs. old. That's now 33 yrs. ago!! Thanks for all the wonderful reads!!
When I was
12 years old (24 years ago!) I read and fell in love with Secret of the
Goblin Glen. Now, I want my 12 year old to read it.
I have really
been enjoying your books, the ones I have read so far have been great!
I have been checking out your books at the local library for the last
2 years and the librarian has been helping me locate the ones that are
not in my local library. I did not realize that you were going to write
an autobiography until I visited your web site. Now that I know this information
I can't wait until it is released. I just want to say Thanks for all the
I have all
your adult suspense novels, most in hardcover. By far you are my favorite
writer. Thank you so much for the many, many enjoyable hours of reading.
Now that I have a list of your juvenile mysteries as well as the novels
for young people I will try to obtain them and after reading them, pass
them on to the grandchildren.
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