|Guestbook entries from 2001|
I am 35,
and I started reading her books at about 10-11 years old. Always look
forward to seeing a new book published, in the meantime, I just reread
the old ones. Thanks for all the wonderful stories.
I'm so glad
to see that Ms. Whitney is still alive. I've enjoyed her books since 1986
and have collected almost all of them. I've enjoyed them all several times
over-she especially blew me away on "Rainbow In The Mist" in
the early 90's! I'm hoping to see another book soon! If you could, please
let me know when another will be released. Thanks and God bless your efforts
to provide excellent stories in this not so excellent time!
I had been turned on to Ms. Whitney's books years ago. I'm only just now
discovering them and can't get enough!
I love every
book you've written. Your stories are excellent.
I just stopped
in to see what was on Phyllis's site. I have read many of her novels and
was especially fond of FEATHER ON THE MOON. I guess I must have liked
it since I remember starting it just after the kids went out the door
for school and being startled when they returned and I was on the last
chapter still in my pj's. I was so into the book I did not realize what
time it was. Do you have signed copies available? Thank you for the wonderful
reading moments you have provided me.
I'm 46 years
old and have enjoyed Phyllis Whitney books for twenty-five years now.
You are the best...thanks for writing material that does not have to have
vulgar language to be good! I wish you well wherever you are, and I know
your daughter is very proud of her mother! May God bless you and thank
you for many years of enjoyment.
Hi, I have
been a fan since I was a young adult, and have been enjoying Ms. Whitney's
books for more than twenty years. You have provided so many hours of escape
and enjoyment. Thank you.
I want to thank you for giving me many hours of reading pleasure. Since
1974 I have read most of your suspense novels and thoroughly enjoyed them.
The two I have not yet read are now on order and I anticipate their arrival
with glee. Thank you so much.
I have spent
many happy hours with your books. Thank you for giving me somewhere to
go and someone to be with. I have tried to collect all your books. I think
you are the best writer ever. You will always be my favorite writer.
I finished reading Star Flight for the second time. I first read it when
it came out in 1993. The reason I read it a second time is that my husband
and I recently came back from a trip to North and South Carolina. While
in NC, we visited Ashville, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. While visiting
the area, I recalled that once Phyllis Whitney, long a favorite author
of mine, had written a book placed in that location. It took me a wee
bit to remember the name of the book, but when I did, I borrowed a copy
from my sister (I think she has all of Whitney's books) and read it again.
And again, it was a good read!
tell you how many of my library patrons have enjoyed your books. They
are always being read and re-read by so many. Thank you for all the hours
of pleasure you have given us all.
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for years, even the juveniles--obviously,
I like them and her writing style.
I love your
book Secret of the Spotted Shell. It is so interesting. Very good mystery.
much of a reader, then I heard an audio book by Phyllis. I sure wish I
could remember the name of it, and find it again. Anyway, that turned
me on to the wonderful world of reading and Phyllis. Thank you Phyllis!
I love Phyllis
Whitney, she has been my favorite author since childhood. I was thinking
that I had read a book by her long ago and part of the setting was on
Tangier Island. Was I mistaken? I was looking for that book!
I think that
Phyllis A. Whitney is a very good writer. I like the fact that she not
only writes for adults, but she writes for young people also. She gives
everybody an opportunity to read her books.
I have enjoyed
your books for many years. I am so pleased to have found this website.
Your books are wonderfully orchestrated with a rare taste of magic combined
with an edge of the seat hunger to finish the book without putting it
My mom got
me started on Phyllis Whitney years ago, and I have read (or listened
to) every book I have been able to find. We may have missed one or two
at most. The descriptions of the varied settings have inspired several
side trips, and the characters are so "real" that they've become
personal role models. I would love to hear from her, and tell her personally
what a positive influence her works have had on my life.
As a writer
of Inspirational romance for some seven or eight years -- at a pace of
one book per year -- I find myself with a yen to move more into the mystery
field. That field is just so more interesting! I've decided that Ms. Whitney's
books are some of the best I can study to reach this goal. Also, I have
the old edition of her "How to Write Fiction," which I have
found terrifically helpful. I am from Ireland, am 44, have within the
past three years have escaped an abusive 20-year marriage, and am in poor
physical health (arthritis and fibromyalgia) and precarious mental health
(depression and anxiety). I have not been able to write in nearly a year.
Most of my bread-and-butter earnings have come from free lance journalist
(everything from the Readers Digest to Catholic Faith & Family magazine).
But I'm feeling safer and more healed these days (I've moved to a different
state than my ex). I'm working on a notebook for another Inspirational
Romance -- just to get my feet wet again. But I do want to pursue this
urge write suspense, mystery, or detective novels. These are the books
I enjoy reading. For the first time, I don't have an abusive husband pressing
me into writing for more and more money (he even wanted me to write soft-pornography
-- which I didn't but did suffer his anger over my decision). But enough
of all that, what I really want to say is that now, despite my health
problems, I have the chance to discover what it is that I really want
to write. And you have become one of my role models. Thank you so much.
I am writing
a paper on Phyllis Whitney because I think she is an awesome writer. I
found this web site by entering her name on a search.
I can only
echo the many people on this website who have said thank you for your
productivity and for the many hours of reading pleasure which you have
brought to me (and many others). You are truly gifted and one of the best
things you have brought to your writing is the sense of place. Growing
up in New Mexico, I am partial to "The Turquoise Mask" because
I spent many happy hours climbing around Bandolier National Park. You
have made so many places come alive for people, whether or not they have
actually been in the setting or not. Your family must be so incredibly
proud of you and I am delighted to have an author that I love that I can
recommend to my own daughters. God bless and take care.
Whitney, I have enjoyed taking care of you when I worked for you. it was
a pleasure to know you and to have you as a friend. Sorry things didn't
work out with me working for you anymore. My mom has taking good care
of you and I have to give her credit because I couldn't put up with the
stuff she puts up with everyday. You have been super nice to me , my mom,
and my sister and I thank you for that. Well I just wanted to give you
my thanks for being there for me when I needed you. We didn't agree on
a few things that is the reason why I left, but other than that I still
love you as if you were one of my grandmothers. Talk to you later, and
good luck on your last book.
I have been
a reader and #1 fan of Phyllis A. Whitney for many years. I began reading
her juvenile mysteries when I was about 7 or 8, and loved her books. I
remember reading my first adult suspense novel and how excited I was!
It was "The Winter People" and it was remarkable. I just want
to say Thank You So Much to Ms. Whitney for writing all of her wonderful
books for so many years! She is, and I'm sure will always be, my favorite
Whitney book was Silverhill which I got when I was about eighteen years
old. I was smitten. Miss Whitney is an elegant writer who knows how to
hold her audience. Although I am fifty years old and have read almost
every book she's written, I am just getting around to reading The Ebony
Swan. I hadn't read anything by her for a while and was delighted when
a friend gave this one to me. Miss Whitney is a gift to readers everywhere.
It continues to be a pleasure.
Whitney rocks! I have read four of her novels and plan on reading more.
At my high school we have an accelerated reader program and Phyllis's
novels seem to be the only books that capture my attention. Thanks for
letting everyone else relish in your great talent Phyllis!
I was just
wondering when Phyllis Whitney will be finished with her autobiography.
I am so excited about it. I can hardly wait to get it. I have been collecting
her books for some time now. When I find one I haven't got it is like
finding a wonderful treasure! I love her work and am patiently waiting
for her autobiography. She is truly an amazing woman!
I love your
books! I grew up on books by Phyllis A. Whitney, Victoria Holt and Emilie
Loring. But, my favorite author has always been Phyllis A. Whitney. Now,
at 43, I am creating my own library of these wonderful books. I have read
and reread these books and feel like they are a part of me. Thank you
so much for contributing to my teen years and adult life with the wonderful
stories. I can "see" every detail when I read the stories and
feel very much part of the story. I get lost in them when I read them.
I tell everyone who reads about your books. Thank you.
I am thrilled
to have found this web page! I have been reading your books since I was
a young girl, and am rereading them 30 years later. Thank you for all
the trips you took me on.
was a Whitney fan for many years. When I got interested in reading in
my preteens she suggested Whitney novels and I have been a big fan ever
since. Thanks Mom and Phyllis Whitney!
Hi, I love
Phyllis A Whitney. I have read so many of her books and I am only 12.
I want to be a writer like her someday.
Whitney was a very talented writer. My dad let me read one of his books
from when he was a child, and I was surprised at how good the book was
since it was old. I loved the one book I read, and I will definitely buy
more books written by her.
Whitney is my favorite author. She has so many twists and turns, that
it is amazing how she can bring it all together at the end. I have only
been able to figure out ONE of the mysteries BEFORE the end of the book...and
I have been reading her books since I was 11. The first book of hers that
I read was, "The Red Carnelian". It brought me out of my bedroom
and into the living room w/my folks. :) I LOVE Mystery/Thrillers, and
NO one can touch Phyllis A. Whitney! Thank you, Mrs. Whitney, for writing
such wonderful books!
I did a search
for this website after purchasing 2 of Ms. Whitney's juvenile mystery
novels that are out of print. I wanted to find out more about this author.
This website is great because it gives a lot of information on each book
as well as the author. I especially like that it shows pictures of each
book cover. My grandmother has read a lot of Ms. Whitney's books. I collect
vintage children's series books.
have loved reading your books for so long! Many of my friends, including
my mother-in-law share my feelings for your books. Thanks for the wonderful
treasure. I'm writing from Buffalo, NY. My husband and I are truck drivers
(OTR). Thanks again,
I've only read your 'Guide to Fiction Writing' and already I feel as though
I have direction where there was none. I appreciate the fact that you've
not only shared your technique but did so unselfishly. I had to smile
when you talked about the typewriter. Even though it seems to be long
gone the information in this book will forever equip writers - no matter
what method they chose to write. Thank you.
We work in
the Ragged Edge Library in Chambersburg, PA. We were just wondering if
Phyllis was still writing books. The places I looked didn't have the information
so I tried the internet.
I am 28 years
old, and have been reading your novels since I was about 10. I have thoroughly
enjoyed each and every one of them. I have still to find and read Domino
and Hunters Green, however, I have read every other. I have read and re-read
them all countless times. Thank you for providing such wonderful reading.
Mrs. Whitney. I have long enjoyed your books, and hope to read your next
one soon. Thanks for writing such good novels. You inspired me to begin
writing novels, and I may soon finally publish one. Have a good Christmas,
and a very Happy New Year.
Phyllis A. Whitney book I read was WINDOW IN THE SQUARE, and from then
on I was hooked not only as a reader but as a collector. All of her books
I've read over and over, delighting and enjoying them anew. Thank you,
Mrs. Whitney, for a lifetime of good reading.
you and I have corresponded a few times when I was living in TX. As I
have told you before you are the greatest author of all time and it is
because of your books that I became such an avid reader at a young age.
The last I heard from you was in 1997 and you were working on your autobiography
and were only 20 years old. I am so happy to see that you are still working
on it. I have searched for it over the years. You are the best.
I have been
a fan of Phyllis since I was a teenager and have read and own all of her
books that she has written except the text books. I hadn't seen anything
from her in a number of years and thought that she might have died. I
am glad to know that she is still among the living and look forward to
her autobiography. I am a teacher (5th ) grade and I tell my girls that
they should read her books because they are wonderful.
I wrote to
you about two weeks ago, and mentioned that I had not read Domino or Hunters
Green. I tried to order them after Christmas through Barnes and Nobles.
They told me that neither were available to purchase. I don't have a credit
card to purchase it through Amazon.com either. Could you please tell me
how I can get a hold of these two books? I would really appreciate it.
loved Phyllis Whitney's books since I was a young girl and read "The
Mystery of the Green Cat." Now I am an adult fan and have read many
of her novels. I am particularly looking for one which I read a number
of years ago. It contained a poem that was a mnemonic for learning the
kings of England. Can anyone tell me which book that was in? I have been
trying to find it. Thank you. A much appreciative fan
I found this
site with an MSN search of Phyllis A. Whitney. You have been my favorite
author since my best friend lent me 'The Flaming Tree' over 12 years ago.
I have nearly all of your books and very much enjoy reading them over
and over again. I wish there were more authors like you. Reading one of
your books is like being drawn into another world, living the characters
lives with them. Thank-you so much for creating a web-site. It is wonderful
to have all of the information I have been looking for about you and your
books. You have blessed us all with your stories, I hope the Lord blesses
you with many more years of inspiration to keep writing & I am looking
forward to reading your autobiography.
Hi, I am
a big fan of Phyllis A .Whitney! I have all of her Adult books. I have
read all of her juvenile mysteries and I credit her with giving me the
love of reading I have today. I would love to see a new book in the stores.
May God richly bless you!
to find this site. I hadn't seen a book by Phyllis Whitney in several
years and I wondered about her. I first discovered her in 1967 when I
was 13 years old...I somehow came across the book " Window on The
Square" and fell in love with it. I've read everything since and
the books before it...but it still stands as my favorite book by her and
I've re-read it many times over the years "Candlelight and Violets",
I still remember those words and it peaked my interest in Egyptian art.
I also especially loved Columbella and The Winter People...come to think
of it, I can't think of a book she wrote I didn't love. Her books have
brought me so much joy through the years and I always waited for her new
release and bought them in hardback, too impatient to wait for the paperbacks...
I miss her books.
Whitney, I have been reading your books since I was in elementary school,
and by now have been able to find copies of most of your titles. I still
enjoy reading them! In January our Adult Book Discussion Group at the
Villa Park (IL) Public Library will be discussing THE RED CARNELIAN. Thank
you for all the years of joyful reading you have provided.
Whitney, I just love all of your books for young adults. you are the first
author I have read that knows how to mix mystery and romance together.
When I read your books I can think of a setting in my mind I am currently
reading The Turquoise Mask and I am sad to say I have 1 page left. That
book was so good I am doing a book report on it for my teacher. I just
want to let you know I am a fan of your books and if you decide to write
any newer books it would be nice if you wrote on in Hampton and had a
book signing because I know a lot of people that would come. All of you
books are like the "cool" thing at my middle school. Well thanks
for taking the time to read this and you have a nice day. One day in the
far away future hope to be as good a author as you. Your #1 reader. P.S
please e-mail me back when you get a chance.
reading Ms. Whitney's books when I was 12, and now, 11 years later, I
haven't stopped. It seems harder and harder to find her works now, but
when I do, I treasure them! Thank you for countless hours of joy in reading!
You are really a wonderful, magical person!
a fellow San Antonian! I am almost 40 now but I read many of your books
when I was a teenager and loved every one of them. Have any of your books
become movies? I wrote to you in the mid 70's and you were kind enough
to write back--that was way before email! May God Bless you and your family.
has collected all your books. Most of the times I read them first. We
both enjoy them so much.
Whitney, My mother and I have loved your books for years. I recently moved
to Rutherfordton NC and I found a wonderful collection of your books at
the local library. I am reading them all over again. I will give this
web site to the librarians there. They still remember your visit from
when you were researching "Star Flight" at Lake Lure. I wish
I could have met you at that time. You have given me hours of reading
enjoyment. Thank You.
finished reading Flaming Tree and was intrigued with nutrient therapy
for the brain-damaged. I was further awed by the author's note at the
back in which she relates her personal involvement with this approach.
Her message, "that we must never stop seeking for alternative and
supplemental help" is also mine. As about the time this was written
(1985), I too was healed with the supplemental alternative approach. 97
and still writing, how inspiring! We await your biography.
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for years. Since buying a new home several
years ago, my reading hobby was placed on the shelf to redecorate. Two
weeks ago I rejoined the library and to my dismay realized I was not up
on current books, so I decided to go in search of Phyllis Whitney. I just
finished Rainbow in the Mist and decided to see if Phyllis Whitney had
a web site. Imagine my delight to find that she is still actively writing.
Ms. Whitney you're are truly amazing!
I read most
of Ms. Whitney's young mysteries some 20 years ago. My son is now about
the age to begin reading these book, but when I checked at the library
they informed me that the books were out of print and no longer carried.
I immediately came home and began my search to find these wonderful out
of print books and stumbled upon this site. Thanks so much Ms. Whitney!
Your books are the only ones that I remember checking out of the library
in my Jr. High and High school years. I'm now on the search to own them
for my own kids.
I just want
to say I love Phyllis Whitney books and have read almost every one (my
current favorite is Thunder Heights). When will she be publishing a new
novel (Daughter of the Stars was wonderful!)
I was in
junior high school when I discovered Phyllis Whitney books through my
aunt who was an avid reader. After my aunt passed away I inherited her
collection of books which included numerous Whitney books. Many of the
books I trade off with co-workers who are also avid readers. I do not
trade my Whitney books! I have approximately 20 in paperback and one hardback.
I go to garage sales and thrift stores looking to complete my collection.
I will eventually own at least one copy of everything Phyllis Whitney
has ever written. You have made reading a tremendous delight to me. I
do not think I would be an avid reader had it not been for my first Whitney
book. Thank you for the pleasure of traveling through your books.
I read Dream
of Orchids before and I find this book very intriguing and yet quite romantic.
I have yet to read the other books of hers and am trying to locate some
of them right now. PS... which are the more romantic books like Dream
well I just want to tell u that I love your books so much I wrote a paper
about my favorite author and I pick you.
is the only author that I have tried to read each and every book she has
written. I have ran out of books at my library, so I am pulling up her
website to see what I have missed. Thank you so much for the hours of
excitement and intrigue I have spent in reading your books.
all I would like to say thank you for writing all these wonderful books.
I have never read a book that I could actually picture myself there. My
personal favorite was Dream of Orchids, just the way you explained Key
West made me actually book a flight down to the Bahamas and everything
was pretty much the same as you explained it in your book & it was
just amazing. I would just like to say Thank You one more time before
I have to wrap things up so THANK YOU!
Hi, I have
been trying to collect all of Phyllis A. Whitney adult novels. So far
I have only 22. I have every second hand book store around me looking
for them. When they find one, they call, I don't even ask the price. I
just run and buy it. I love everything I have ever read that she has written.
I recently got her text book on writing adult novels. It is great. I am
anxiously waiting for her autobiography. I was so excited to hear about
that. Do you have any idea when it will be finished? I will give you my
e-mail address. Please let me know if you can. I would love to meet Phyllis
A. Whitney. To me, that would be my dream come true. I admire her so much.
She has been everywhere and done everything! And I am sure she has so
much more to tell! The only thing that would be better than reading her
work would be listening to her. Thank you so much.
My mom got
me started on Phyllis Whitney years ago, and I've read (or listened to)
every book I can find. We may have missed one or two at most. The descriptions
of the different settings have inspired several side trips, and her characters
are so "real" that I consider them personal role models. I would
love to hear from Phyllis, and tell her how her works have been a positive
influence in my life.
I think that
Phyllis is a very inspirational writer. There is always a good book to
read. Not only when you're bored out of your mind, but also when there's
so many other things that you should be doing. Once you start on a book,
even if it's for assignment, you'll be so glade that you've chosen a Phyllis
A. Whitney book. Thank You so much.
Hi I've been
reading Whitney books for many years and I'm collecting these books too.
There is a book for all ages to read.
Hello again! My name is Deidre Antonio. I was a student of a friend of
yours, Jerry Johnston. Anyway, I was looking at your book list. I was
trying to make a list of what books I've read. So far, I've read nine.
I have been reading your books since the 8th grade. I still love them!
I intend to read them all. You are my favorite author. Thanks for writing
such wonderful books.
I have been
reading Ms. Whitney's books since 1973, looking forward each year to the
next novel from her rich imagination and, of course, have been disappointed
there are no new novels coming forth since 1997. Since Ms. Whitney was
born two weeks after my mother (who is still with me in my home) I can
certainly understand why there may be no more. Therefore, I am re-reading
her books again. I was always sad to come to the end of each book, wishing
they would go on and on. I hope Ms. Whitney enjoys good health and quality
of life. "Thank you!" does not seem enough to say about the
gift of her books.
I found your website because I'm doing a book talk on "Listen for
the Whisperer". I'm in seventh grade and I'm happy I found this information.
you, Phyllis Whitney, for giving so many hours of relaxation to so many
people. When I read one of your books I lose myself in it, when it's ended
I need to take some time to come back to the present. Thank you - you're
better than meditation!
I am a book
dealer in Calhoun, GA, and I recently acquired a first ed. copy, with
dust jacket, of A Place for Ann. When I realized that this was Whitney's
first novel, I thought it might be rather valuable, but I can't find a
copy of it listed with a dealer. Do you have any idea of the either the
value or the rarity of this book?
I first heard
of Phyllis about 12 years ago when our librarian recommended reading her
books. I went through all available in our local library. I'm a busy mother
of 2 and had not as much time to read the past 10 years, so I stuck to
Ellery Queen at bedtime and occasional paperbacks. Well, at a recent flea
market at our church picnic, I came across a 1960 Book Club edition of
Thunder Heights and Window on the Square, the latter which I am reading.
I was absolutely delighted to find out, through this web site, that Ms.
Whitney is still alive!! God Bless....I hope you live happily for many
I was wondering
when the autobiography would be out. I have always enjoyed reading Phyllis
A Whitney's books and I am sure I will enjoy reading about her life.
my favorite author. Your writings have given me inspiration. So, now next
year I go off to NC State University, to be an English major. I love reading
your books, and telling people who don't know you that you are a wonderful
writer. I enjoy your books so much. I approached the librarian at my school
library, and requested we get in more of your books. She said that no
one had ever requested reading material before and that I was very bold
to do so. I just wanted to say you have a great imagination, and I am
hoping you could send me something back. An answer to a question. Do you
write under any other name?
for the site. I was looking for a list of all her books. Now that I've
printed it out I can compare with those I've got on my shelf and go hunting
for those missing from my selves. A lovely site.
a fan of her books for years and hadn't seen a new one recently. Looking
on the web to see what I could find.
A. Whitney write under another name?
I have been
reading and enjoying your books since I was 12, I am now 43. I checked
out my first Phyllis A. Whitney novel from the post library in Seoul Korea
and have been hooked ever since!
My Mom got
me hooked on Phyllis Whitney novels when I was a teenager. I am now 28
and am on a quest to collect every single novel, in hardcover and paperback
when possible. I regularly visit used book stores and am always so excited
when I find one I haven't read before. She is my most favorite author
and I am now passing on the stories to my niece, who I am sure will enjoy
them as much as I do!
I have loved
Phyllis Whitney books since I was a teenager. I am re-reading one now
and I wondered about the author so I searched for a web site and found
this one. It's great
who is also an admirer of your works told me about the site. I have read
many of your books but keep discovering others new to me. It is refreshing
to read exciting, romantic novels that are not vulgar, embarrassing, or
poorly written. Thank you for MANY hours of pleasure. NOTE: I met Ms.
Whitney in the 70's in a shop here in Gatlinburg, Tenn. We had a pleasant
chat after which she graciously gave me her autograph. She said she planned
to write a novel with the lovely Smoky Mts. as background. I wonder if
she did so and what the title of the book is. I would still like to find
and read it. Thank you)
book when I was a young girl was Mystery of the Green Cat. The atmosphere
of the book really excited me since I was born in San Francisco. Recently
I've been getting books for my 11yr old son who loves mysteries, and I've
been looking for the Green Cat at the library, but I remembered it as
The Green Eyed Cat! I was so glad when I found your site and learned of
the real title, I know my son will enjoy it just as much as I did, and
you can bet I'll read it again!
I was so
happy to find this website (through Dogpile). I've been wanting to know
how my favorite author is doing and if she was working on something new.
My mother was a huge fan and passed on that love to me. (I'm now 54 years
old.) I'm very excited to see that there will be an autobiography. Is
there a planned publication date? Thank you, Ms. Whitney for years of
pleasure and joy. I'll always keep and re-read my treasure trove of your
I would be
hard-pressed to pick a favorite Phyllis Whitney book; I think they're
all pretty great. I began reading Ms. Whitney's books as a pre-teen; a
relative introduced me to her writing and I've stayed with it throughout
my lifetime. I spent a lot of time running away, as a child, from a very
abusive home and, no matter where I went, I always took a book with me.
It helped me escape the real-life nightmare I was living. Saying "Thank
You" to Ms. Whitney doesn't seem like enough but there's nothing
more I can think of to say that would show my appreciation for what her
writing helped me survive. Thank you again!
I have loved
Ms. Whitney's books since I discovered her in high school. Whenever I
see her name in print or read one of her books, I am reminded of my best
friend, Linda, who first introduced me to her wonderful books. Now I work
in a library and I am introducing a new generation to her books. They
I have always
enjoyed the travels Phyllis Whitney has taken me on through her novels.
Her writing style is so captivating that I want to keep reading on and
on and on.... I have read several other authors but none compare to the
signature style of Phyllis Whitney.
I love every
one of Phyllis's books. They keep you reading for hours. They are full
of suspense and romance and they make you feel as if you are there. I
have collected 28 of the books and I buy any new one that I do not have
yet. She is truly an amazing lady!!!
Whitney, you are my all time favorite author. I have been a fan for years
and have a collection of your books. They are always such a joy to read.
I have now started writing myself and have a new appreciation for the
reading Phyllis Whitney in high school about 15 years ago. She is still
one of my favorite authors. I was trying to purchase some of her books
and I came across this website. Thanks Phyllis.
I have been
a fan of Phyllis Whitney for years. I have every one of her books and
have reread them many times. Her technique in mystery writing is so unique,
the kind that once you start, you can't put it down, and when you are
finished, you wish it would continue. It was so much fun to find this
website and find out about the life of this talented author.
I am 41 years
old and have been a fan of Phyllis A. Whitney since fourth grade. It was
then that I read her book "Thunder Heights" and have been reading
her books ever since. I have collected only 20 of her recent books, but
have requested older stories from the library. I hope to be able to read
all of her stories. Once I start reading it is difficult to stop, but
working fulltime and being a single parent makes it even more difficult
to have the time to read them without interruption. I hope to introduce
my niece to her style of writing. I want to get a copy of the book "Guide
to Fiction Writing" for my niece. She likes to write and aspires
to be a writer or journalist. I will be reading Phyllis A. Whitney to
my daughter, also. She is 14 and has Cerebral Palsy and loves when mom
reads to her. She is very bright and loves all kinds of stories. I checked
the Internet since I haven't seen any new releases of her books. I will
anxiously be awaiting the autobiography to add to my collection.
years ago, when I was around the age of 9 or 10, my mother (an avid reader)
read to me "Window of the Square". Sharing this experience and
this book was likely the match that sparked my own passion for reading.
Thousands of books later, I am reading another book by Ms. Whitney - "Amethyst
Dreams". This is a great book. I wish my mom were here to read it
I am an English
fan and think Phyllis Whitney is just a wonderful writer. I have enjoyed
her books over and over again and each time I read one, I am convinced
that particular one is my favourite - until I read the next! What a superb
lady, and I very much look forward to reading her biography.
to find the official site of my favourite author. The books of Phyllis
Whitney have taken me through the many ups and downs of my life, and have
been doubly precious when I have needed to escape for a while. They have
been read over and over again, and even when I know the stories - and
endings so well, they never fail to enthrall me. Bless You, Phyllis for
all the pleasure you bring!! Any chance of another book?
I was lucky
enough to meet Ms. Whitney back in 1982 or 1983 when she was visiting
the Carmel area, doing research on a new book. She stopped by the Monterey
Public Library (I believe her brother was taking his wife to the doctor
about a broken arm or something) to visit with the Director and, while
she was waiting, I got someone to cover the front desk for me and I sat
and talked to her for a few minutes. She is such a wonderful lady and
I so enjoyed getting to meet her.
Whitney, I have to thank your Webmaster for providing a link to a wonderful
site called Alibris. Through them I was able to complete my collection
of your adult suspense books. Over half of them were lost when a moving
carton went astray. I am so thankful and appreciative. My mother started
me reading your books when I was a teenager and I have been reading and
re-reading them ever since. Every time a new book came on the market I
grabbed it as fast as I could. Thank you so much for forty plus years
of reading pleasure. God bless.
I was recently sorting through some papers and came across a letter that
you wrote to me dated May 5, 1964. I was in 5th grade and had just read
"Step to the Music." As part of a class assignment we were asked
to write to a favorite author. I remember enjoying this particular book
very much, especially since I lived on Staten Island, as did you, and
the book took place there. You wrote me back a letter, and also enclosed
a snapshot which you addressed to me and signed. The letter also encouraged
me to read "The Quicksilver Pool" which took place in the same
time period in Staten Island. I was ever so impressed that you wrote to
me, and, obviously, hearing from you was very important to me, as I have
kept this letter and snapshot for so many years (in the original envelope
with a 5-cent stamp on it). I showed this to my children and my son found
your website for me. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to write and
to also wish you a happy 98th birthday. I have read many of your books,
and after reading your letter, I will try to find a copy of "Step
to the Music" and "The Quicksilver Pool." It will be fun
to reread and I am sure it will bring back many happy memories. Every
time I see one of your books, I remember a very busy successful author
who took the time to write to a young reader. You do make a difference.
Best wishes from a (former) Staten Islander who still loves to read.
my report on Phyllis and she is just a great person to learn about!
from the time I discovered her book many years ago, has been my favorite
author. Not having seen any new releases, I used my search feature and
found this page. Thank you, Ms. Whitney for so many delightful hours of
reading and may God continue to bless you.
I love all
your books. Thank you for giving me hours of wonderful reading. I collect
your books and I'm trying to find ones I don't have.
have given me many hours of pleasure and relief. Thank You.
I just finished
reading "The Ebony Swan". I am a fan of the author and have
always enjoyed reading her books. I realized that the book was published
in 1992, so I looked up this site to see if she was still "alive".
I was thrilled to see that she is and amazed that she is still writing.
Who ever said that "seniors" cannot accomplish much have apparently
not heard of Phyllis Whitney. More power to the "lady"! She
just became an inspiration to me that I can still accomplish much with
my life as I start to enter into my senior years!
this site by doing a search for Phyllis Whitney on the web. I have been
reading her books since in the late 50's when I was a teenager. I buy
every one I can find that I haven't read from bookstores or flea markets.
Ms. Whitney's books are a breath of fresh air in a world of sex and violence.
It is wonderful to be able to actually enjoy reading a book that is void
of sex, violence, and foul language. She makes her characters come alive
and I want to keep reading the book until it is finished. I hope some
of her books are reprinted as I would love to obtain copies of the older
ones I can't find.
I love Phyllis
Whitney's books, especially "The Turquoise Mask". (While I was
reading it, someone came into the room without my hearing her. When she
spoke aloud, I nearly jumped out of my skin!) Now I am reading "Dream
of Orchids". Members of my family from three generations have enjoyed
and still talk about Phyllis Whitney's books. What a great writer!
I loved your
children's mysteries when I was a child and I still do. Every time I'm
in a used book store or library sale I keep my eye out for any of your
books which I don't already own. I always appreciated the "exotic"
nature of your mysteries since they took place in other countries. I think
you are partly responsible for my love of travel. As an adult I have finally
been able to visit some of the countries and locations you featured in
your stories. Thank you so much for many years of reading pleasure.
I was so
glad to find your web site. Has Phyllis written a book recently? She is
my favorite mystery writer and no one can write as well as she does. One
of the things I like about her books is that she does not use bad language.
I like a good clean book by a good author like Phyllis.
way she writes the stories. She has you wondering who did it, but nine
out of ten you are wrong. You can close your eyes and picture the things
that are going on in the books.
you have kept me entertained for years. I hope to read many more wonderful
books penned by you.
I have read
and enjoyed all of the Phyllis Whitney adult mysteries. I was curious
to know if she was still writing as I had not seen anything new recently
and concerned about her health. I decided to do a web search to see if
I could find out anything and was so delighted to find this site and the
information that I sought. Thank-you for the wonderful stories and the
memories they have given me. In so many ways they have taken me to wonderful
places and have given me insight to seek new knowledge in areas where
I may not have had even thought to delve. Thank-you again, your friend
I would like
to thank you for all the years of reading your wonderful books. I just
happened to be surfing the net and saw your website. I am 47 year old
fan and remember being in high school with my girlfriends and discovering
your books. We would sit at lunch time talking about how you were our
favorite author under a shady tree. Munching on our sandwiches. It brings
back happy memories. Of youth and happy carefree times. All of us girls
loved your books. We actually got in verbal arguments on who would get
to read your next book. As we had limited funds at the time. Sea Jade
was our favorite. We are all grown up now. Our children out of college.
Getting older as I write this but I want to thank you for really sparking
my interest in a lifelong enjoyment of mystery books. You will always
be the best author of mystery books. Sincerely,
I'm so glad
to have found the Phyllis A. Whitney web site. I think she is one of the
greatest writers ever and I have almost all of her novels. Those that
I have in paperback I am replacing with hardbacks so I can keep them.
I live in Albemarle County, a neighbor of Mrs. Whitney. I met Mrs. Whitney
in, I believe '97 or '98, when she appeared at the Festival of the Book
in Charlottesville, VA. I was doing volunteer work at the festival and
snuck away to hear her speak. The festival committee told us volunteers
not to take any books for autographing, so we did not. I believe there
was one other person there who had brought her books for Mrs. Whitney's
autograph and Mrs. Whitney appeared frustrated because no one else brought
books for autographing. I will know better the next time. Wow, she will
be 98 and still writing! What stamina!! Way to go. I am glad she is writing
her autobiography. Now, I have a request. Is there any way I could meet
with Mrs. Whitney and have her personally autograph all my books? I could
go to her home, her office, or meet her somewhere for lunch in Nelson
or Albemarle County. I would be more than happy to take Mrs. Whitney to
lunch, it would be a great privilege. Thanks for any help.
seen any of Miss Whitney's, books, anywhere, for a number of years, so
I decided to check the Internet, and there you were, much to my delight.
So I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your novels over the years.
I have each and every one of them on my book shelves. Thank you for sharing
your time and talent with all of us, in this world. When I started a book
I always hated to have it end. But then, there were always more of your
books to read. Time for me to say goodbye. God bless you.
We came on
the site through a link from Barnes & Noble. My wife was questioning
if Ms. Whitney was still writing as she had not seen any new books lately.
I think my wife has read just about everyone of Ms. Whitney's books. Thank
you for such fantastic writing and may you keep on for many years to come.
I have been
a big fan for several years. I was just wondering if you have an update
on when the autobiography will be coming out. I can't wait to read it
I have always
enjoyed reading Phyllis Whitney's mysteries and have looked forward to
the publication of each and every new novel. (I began reading her books
in the 1970's) I have learned just enough about several of the locales
that she has used as the settings for her stories to whet my appetite.
Now that my husband is retiring, I hope to visit several of these intriguing
spots and see them for myself. I did not realize that Ms. Whitney was
the age that she is; she must be "young at heart" for her stories
are both timeless and ageless. Many, many best wishes for her upcoming
I have a
fair collection of Phyllis A Whitney books and, from time to time, like
to check to see what Bibliography and Bio info. I can find on my various
collections. I started with "Stop! You're Killing Me" and was
highly disappointed that there was nothing!! So, I tried a direct link.
I am very glad to find this site!
enjoy reading Mrs. Whitney's books. They really keep your interest and
it is hard to put them down once you start reading. I am now in the process
of trying to collect all of her adult suspense novels.
I have missed
seeing your books lately and wanted to see what was current and what had
been happening lately. You have always been my favorite author - same
I have read
almost all of Phyllis Whitney's books. She is my favorite author. I have
been following her for years and have missed the last few years of not
having a book by her.
Hi, I wanted
to find out how Phyllis is doing since we do not get a chance on seeing
her books out each year. I sure miss reading them. She and Carol H. Clark
are the two I have enjoyed reading. Does Phyllis have any favorite authors
that write about the same way she does? I am always looking for a good
book but not too heavy reading but with a good mystery. I also liked to
read Victoria Holt's books, but they are in the Victorian era. It was
a change of pace.
It has been
fun to find your website and remember all the enjoyable hours I spent
reading your novels. I would enjoy reading your autobiography. Stay well.
Ms. Whitney. It is an honor to meet you. Thank you so much for filling
my life with years of happy reading. I read through your lists of books
and can almost remember the exact place and time I was reading that particular
book. I remember the hard times growing up and knowing that one of your
books was waiting to take me away to an exotic or haunting locale, far
away from my troubles. Thank you for the beautiful word pictures that
feast the mind. Thank you for the strong, moral characters that teach
the reader about life. But, most of all, thank you for giving me such
pleasure in reading. I am reading The Ebony Swan now. I feel as if I am
looking over the shoulders of the characters, living the story with them.
Again, thank you for sharing yourself with us for so many years. Happy
one book 5 years ago and had to go get all of them. I have the whole collection.
I love them. Always looking to find your next book, hope there will be
I found this
web site just by accident. My sister, Kathy, has been collecting your
books since I gave her the book: Secret of the Samurai Sword. She has
at least paperbacks of most of the books. We are currently looking for
first edition of those books she doesn't have in hardbound. Thank you
for the many beautiful stories that you have written over the years.
I am a fan
of Phyllis Whitney, and try to read all her books. I know I've missed
a few but with all the stress and going on's in my life, they relax me
and I enjoy them completely. Looking forward to eventually finding her
earlier novels and getting to read them. I have bought a few of her current
books as a collection. A truly wonderful writer.
for providing such a wonderful website. One of my mother's favorite books
as a young adult was The Silver Inkwell. Is there any way I can get a
copy of this book for her?
about this site by simply typing in "Phyllis Whitney" in AOL
search. I enjoyed reading the information about Ms. Whitney's life. I
have been a fan of her books for almost thirty years, and will buy a book
to read if it has her name on the cover.
words cannot convey how much I have enjoyed reading your books all these
years. Two years ago I bought all your old paperbacks so that I may save
your collection and reread all these books. Thank you for putting me in
a new world, I especially liked The Winter People and Sea Jade. God Bless.
My name is
Chantel and I am 13 years old. I am reading one of Phyllis's books, The
Golden Unicorn. I love this book! It has so many twists and turns and
surprises. After I am finished I plan on reading more of her stories.
I also like to write poetry and I hope someday I can write a novel as
great as Phyllis A. Whitney's.
This is my
second visit to this site. I enjoyed reading about Ms. Whitney's life
and history. It was very interesting and informative. I am anxiously awaiting
the release of her autobiography. I have enjoyed her books and look forward
to reading about her life.
an avid fan of Phyllis Whitney's since I first read one of her novels
("Emerald") in junior high school and reviewed it for the student
newspaper. Nineteen years later, I still enjoy her novels and am now a
professional writer myself -- having written for newspapers and corporate
newsletters and even having had a short story published in an obscure
journal. I love Phyllis' strong female characters and how she brings real
places to life in her books. Thank you, Phyllis, for the wonderful treasure
of your books!
I have enjoyed
Ms. Whitney's wonderful novels for many years. I have introduced many
a friend to her writings. Thank you, Phyllis.
Whitney, just finished re-reading "Window on the Square". Since
I left Bellport ('84), I continue to read your books and wonder how you
have been. Am enjoying retirement while trying to turn our piece of desert
green. Found your web sit on a whim. Hope all is well with you and family.
I have enjoyed
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for thirty years. Her books were the first
mysteries that I read and she is still one of my favorite authors. I am
very glad that Phyllis Whitney shared her wonderful stories with all of
I just finished
reading all of your adult books for the 10th time!
I am so happy
I found this website. I have been a fan of Ms. Whitney's books for years.
I am trying to collect copies of all of them!!!!!
have been reading your books since I was in 7th grade and now I am 21
years old. I graduated from high school in '98. My favorite book is Daughter
of the Stars. I think you did a wonderful job on that book. My teacher
Gereld Johnson got me into reading your books. He said that you were friends
with him and after that I couldn't stop reading your books.
I am so glad
to know she is writing an autobiography. Her prolific work reflects a
glimpse of the experiences of her life. I began reading books by Ms. Whitney
when I was 10, and am amazed at how many I have indeed read. My favorite
young adults are The Haunted Pool, The Isle of Skye and The Samurai Sword
(for brevity's sake, I used only the descriptors). Her adult fiction is
always compelling. Though I enjoyed all of them, my two favorites are
"Silverhill," and "Domino." She will never know the
education she has given me through her work, both culturally, in personal
conduct, ethics, and the joy of reading. She is like an old friend to
me, and a book of hers in my room at night makes me feel as though I am
the richest person alive.
I have been
an avid fan of your books for years. I first discovered your young adult
books when we moved to Dallas, Texas in 1969 (I was 10). Since I have
not seen any new books published in the last few years, I decided try
a search on the Internet. Luckily, for me, I found your website. May God
richly bless you. Your books allowed me to dream and experience the world.
Currently, I am in the process of collecting your young adult books (especially
the ones I read) for my twin daughter (she is only 19 months). Again,
thank you for your wonderful contributions. My name is also Phyllis.
Whitney, thank you for writing mysteries that are so hard to put down.
I love reading your books because they never use offensive language and
never titillate with violence or sexual innuendo. THANK YOU for writing
with such high standards. After Silversword, I wanted to see Maui for
myself. I love your heroines who try to help people less fortunate, and
who try so hard to choose the right in whatever circumstances they find
themselves. I've loved mysteries since junior high and feel a special
bond with you because we both have the same first name. Thank you for
writing so many books to spend time with.
I have read
about 40 of Mrs. Whitney's books in the past and have just recently stared
collecting her works and reading them again. I have enjoyed them alot.
I owned 40 or more of her books at one time but made a big move and have
since lost them. I hope to one day own all of her books. I made a copy
of the list from this web site and will be on a mission to collect and
read all of them. I hope I can find them all some of the older ones. May
be difficult to find. Wish me luck
I found my
first Phyllis Whitney book at a library sale in 1987 and found her writing
style to be fluid and interesting for me. I am a mystery buff and I now
am working on my own book. As a new writer, my voice has a tendency to
reflect what I enjoy reading. I believe that many successful people have
role models. Phyllis A. Whitney is one of mine.
I just wanted
to let Ms. Whitney know that I have become an avid reader because of her
books. As a child I was very shy and because they made me read aloud in
class I disliked reading. I was in High School when I had to do a book
report and picked her book Window On The Square. I have now read all of
her adult books plus many others. I do credit her for giving me the enjoyment
of books. Thank you.
I am so glad
to find a site about Phyllis Whitney. I have looked in the past but was
unable to find much information. I especially like the listing of all
of her books. I own many, and am always looking for more. This list will
be invaluable to me. I found this site by doing a search for Phyllis Whitney.
Send thanks to Phyllis Whitney for all of the hours of enjoyment she has
given us all. I look forward to a new book coming out nearly as much as
I enjoy reading what she has written. It is so refreshing to be able to
read and enjoy books that I don't have to be embarrassed about if someone
sees what I am reading. Thanks again to Miss Whitney and Thank You, Phil
Tyo for this web page.
I have been
a Phyllis Whitney fan for years. I have collected all of her adult suspense
novels. I found this web site by typing her name into a search engine.
I think this web site is really great and really informative.
Whitney: I enjoy reading your books and have acquired a large collection.
I have just printed your listing of books so that I can determine which
ones I don't have yet. Keep them coming!
rediscovered your wonderful stories. Would you happen to know about an
author who wrote in a similar style in the early 1900's named Louis Tracy?
I read your
book, Mystery of the Haunted Pool, when I was in grade school in the 1960's.
I had ordered it from the monthly Scholastic Book order we got in school.
I loved the book so much and kept it over the years. Recently, my daughter
had to read a mystery for school, so I dug it out and we read it together.
Thank you for giving us fun books to read!
name is Pat Correa. I have been reading Ms. Whitney's books for years.
I have found every one to be most enjoyable. I want to thank her for creating
places where people can escape the everyday routine of life and find fun,
excitement, and mystery for a little while. I know when that last page
is turned and the book is closed, my inner strength is refreshed and I
am ready to go on once again. My library also, has a new wonderful friend.
to collect all the books you have written. I'm addicted to collecting
as well as reading. Have enjoyed the website and appreciate being able
to get the book lists. Thank you.
I am a long
time fan of Mrs. Whitney and have devoured every book of hers that I have
come into contact with since I was a young girl. She has instilled in
me a love for the mystery, which I have passed on to my children. I become
the heroine as I read one of her books and always miss the characters
as I would dear friends when I have finished reading. Thank you Mrs. Whitney
for all the joy you have given me and so many others.
a school project. I need Phyllis A. Whitney's mailing address or her e-mail
address. I am supposed to send her a letter.
for many years of wonderful stories. My 83 year old Mom and I love them,
and have always looked eagerly forward to each new one. I was looking
for one written about North Carolina, wanting to re-read it before my
husband and I travel there this winter.
supply an address where I can write and request 2 autographed photos of
the author? I would like them as gifts for my 60 year old Mom and 71 year
old Aunt. Thanks.
I have read
all of Phyllis Whitney's books and always enjoyed them. I looked her name
up on the computer to see how she was doing and if she was writing any
more mysteries. She will always be one of my favorites and I wish her
all the best.
I was specifically looking for anything related to Ms. Whitney because I haven't seen any new books in the past several years.
I'm fourty years old. Have read your books for 25 years. Love them!!!
So exciting to see my mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, sisters, mom, &
cousins all read your books. They are like gold here!! Thank you!! A dedicated
What a pleasure
to find Mrs. Whitney's website. I've been a loyal fan for many years and
was lucky enough to have been a finalist in Mrs. Whitney's writing contest
on Long Island some years ago. (I treasure my autographed copies of the
Guide to Fiction Writing and The Golden Unicorn.) Mrs. Whitney's enthralling
fiction spurred my own desire to make a living as a novelist and the Guide
to Writing Fiction helped me through many an early rough spot. I'm a published
novelist now and thank Mrs. Whitney for everything she has done and is
still doing for all of us, readers and writers alike. Sent with much affection
from Barbara B.
for creating a web site of Mrs. Whitney's entire listing of books. I am
33 and have been reading her books since I was about 13. I love her adult
books and now intend to collect and re-read them all. Thank you Mrs. Whitney
for the hours of reading pleasure through the years.
is my favorite writer. I have been reading and collecting her books for
a long time. I was really excited to discover this website!!!!!
I have enjoyed
Phyllis A. Whitney books ever since I was a teenager. I consider her to
be one of my favorite mystery writers. Keep up the good work and God Bless.
I love your
books. I have read 14 of your adult books. I am the largest fan you have.
reading Phyllis Whitney for the first time this summer, when I found one
of her books in a box of old, dusty books I'd picked up for a song at
an auction last spring. Tired of today's books for various reasons (not
to say they're all "bad," though), I longed to find an author
who was a good storyteller, didn't use offensive language (I'm no prude,
but I'm sick of it anyway) or go into detail with steamy sex scenes, etc.
I am tired of verbally graphic sex, drugs, violence and dysfunctional
people and situations. Needless to say, Phyllis Whitney's writing is a
breath of fresh air. I know I'm going to be thoroughly entertained and
educated, and never insulted or offended. I have probably bought about
40 of her books on Ebay now, and am going right through them (I'll be
hitting the library next). One big draw is her settings. I get so excited
about the places she describes that I am ready to book a flight to visit
each one by the time I have finished the book! Today I got my computer
up and running again for the first time in nearly two months. I had to
look up Ms. Whitney to learn more about her, and I am delighted to know
she is still with us, and still writing! (I used a search engine to find
her website.) Congratulations on your incredible career, and thank you,
Ms. Whitney. At 63, I'm thankful I still have time to read a lot of (maybe
all??) your books. Keep up the good work!
I was a little girl, I have read Phyllis Whitney. My mom introduced me
to her books and I haven't stopped reading them since. All of my books
are tattered and worn from re-reading them a plethora of times. Thank
you for giving me a window to escape to a world full of intrigue and love.
believe I have found this website. I am a big fan of your work and am
hoping with the book list I have got from this site I can now collect
more of your books. You are a fantastic writer and I have loved reading
your books and will carry on reading your books - again and again and
again. The first time I read one of your books (Ebony Swan) my Grandma
gave it to me as a birthday present and ever since I have tried to read
as much as I possibly can. (Extremely difficult as books not widely available
in England). Keep writing. xx
Phyllis A. Whitney book that I read was "Spindrift". I was hooked.
I went to my high school library and read all they had. I began collecting
new and old editions as I could find them. But I have just discovered
that they are all missing-I fear they were lost in a recent move. I am
sick about it! Well, I shall begin searching again.
State University held its annual book bazaar today. I purchased, in mint
condition, an uncorrected proof of THE EBONY SWAN, by Phyllis A. Whitney.
The cover is plain sky blue and has a tentative publication date of June
1992 (Doubleday). Also printed on cover, is a warning that any quotes
for reviews must be checked against the finished book. As an avid reader/collector
of all books, I was extremely excited about finding such a treasure by
Phyllis A. Whitney for $1.50. My LSU co-workers are green with envy!
I have enjoyed
your writing for many years. My mother and I used to share your books.
I have just reread Star Flight again and plan on reading "Daughter
of the Stars" soon. Thank you so much for your talent.
I love your
books. I have two of your textbooks on how to write. I try to write and
have had some very minor success and your books are the best. I wish you
would write some more adult novels, don't retire yet. I have recently
bid on several of your books on Ebay and won them. I have been adding
to my collection and this was so easy, I bid on 9 books.
I have always
loved reading Phyllis Whitney's novels and was wondering if she had written
one since Amethyst Dreams. Therefore, I did a web search using her name
and found this site. Thank you.
I was wondering when your autobiography will be published? I have enjoyed
reading all your books. Dream of Orchids is one of my favorites. You are
my favorite author and I have recommended you to many of my friends to
Whitney, I absolutely love your books. I am almost 46 years old and have
never read your books until a few months ago. I wish you would come out
with a new one. I am still trying to read all your other books. Thank
you for entertaining me. I hope you are doing well.
I enjoy your
books so much, I decided to see if you where online by looking under your
name. I have tried to collect your books. But haven't got too many. I'm
72. Thank you so much for the enjoyment of them.
I want to
say that Phyllis A. Whitney books kept me entranced all thru high school
and certainly made my freshman year more livable! I am now 29 years old,
married with 3 children. I stumbled upon this website, and I am very happy
that it is here!!! I have fond memories of wonderful books by PAW. Thanks
did a search for Phyllis A. Whitney and found this website. I'm very happy
to be able to send this message directly. I wrote to Mrs. Whitney sometime
around 1969 and promptly received a letter back. I was 8 or 9, and it
thrilled me to no end to receive a response from my favorite author. Enclosed
in the letter was a flyer announcing the release of The Mystery of the
Crimson Ghost, her newest juvenile mystery. I kept a good look-out and
purchased the title as soon as I could. I had read just about every one
of her juvenile mysteries up to that point (all I could get my hands on),
spending more than my share of time in the school library. And I remember
eagerly awaiting each new one. Later, when I graduated to her adult suspenses,
I still enjoyed anticipating the release of new titles. I would like to
thank you, Mrs. Whitney, for entertaining me with your stories. Your characters
seem like old friends. Your descriptions of the settings make me want
to visit every location - and you have transported me there each time
I've read (and re-read) your books. Thank you again. I'm glad to be able
to tell you this in person, so to speak. Sincerely,
I have loved
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for along time. I just bought her book
"Ever After" and enjoyed it. I love Phyllis Whitney as a author
and loved how she went to different places to do her books. I could imagine
being there from her description of the places. She is a super author.
I wish she would come out with more books.
I never read
as a child because there were no books in our house. As an adult I found
your books in a library. They excited my untapped desire for literature.
I am in my 40s and while studying to become an elementary teacher I just
finished a children's literature class. Throughout the class we read and
studied Newbery and Caldecott Award winners. I found some good books but
they have turned my mind back to Phyllis and set me on a mission to read
all of her books. Though I hope to teach 2-4 grades, I continue to encourage
older children to this wonderful author's works.
As a child
I read and enjoyed Mystery of the Gulls, and as an adult I studied your
textbook, Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels in a writing course I was
taking. I have read others, also. I enjoy your books very much, and am
amazed at the amount of work you've done. I am just finishing Daughter
of the Stars. It shows that you have done so much research, which gives
it background and makes it real and interesting. I admire you and your
work very much.
I have searched
for this site because I am doing a bibliography on her for my English
ISU. I really enjoyed her book Rainbow in the Mist, and I hope to read
more of her books.
of this web site through Yahoo. I was just wondering what had happened
to one of my very favorite authors. I really enjoyed my visit to this
Just to say
hello, my sister want to make sure that she did not missed any of your
book, so I verified all the titles on your WEB site, continue your great
work. Bonne santé...
You are the
best author out there. Keep writing and God bless you!!!
for all the places I have been and all the wonderful people I met. I have
spent so many enjoyable hours with your books. You are a great writer
and I do wish I could have met you in person.
My love for
books started the first time I picked up and read my first Phyllis Whitney
novel. When I had my children, I was too young to know that my love for
reading was actually the best thing I could do for them. My son is a Doctor
of Pharmacy and my daughter is graduating high school next month a member
of the National Honor Society. Thank you very much for this gift.
I have been
reading Ms. Whitney's books since I was 13. I love them all. I used a
search engine to look up this site by her name. Will she be coming out
with a new book soon?
My name is
Elena. I'm from Russia. First of all I would like to thank such a wonderful
suspense writer as Phyllis A. Whitney. I read all the books I managed
to get several years ago and was delighted. That is why I remembered this
name very well. Unfortunately, it's quite a problem to find any information
or books of this author in our country. So when I got Internet I decided
to search for some sites about this author. And I succeeded. That's great.
Thank you all very much.
has been one of my favorite authors for many years. The first of her books
I read was the Trembling Hills and then went back and read earlier books
and have read the others as they came out--including the children's books.
They have given me many hours of pleasure and I wanted to write to say
(and collected) all of Phyllis Whitney's fiction books - adolescence to
adulthood. There has never been an author whose works I've enjoyed more.
I've tried for some time to find information about Mrs. Whitney, finally
contacting Ballantine Books, who referred me to this website. I look forward
to reading the autobiography of this great lady. She's taken me places
and allowed me to have experiences I would never have had without her
talent. Places like Charleston, SC, Gatlinburg, TN, St. Croix & St.
Thomas, USVI - just to name a very few. Her stories prompted my visits
and exploration and added tremendously to my enjoyment of those and other
locations. Now that I've discovered the website, I'll most certainly watch
it closely for news of her. If it's at all possible, I hope she will read
my words and know how much she's meant to me for the past 40 years.
book I read was Dream Orchids and since then I have been reading/collecting
any book I can find written by Phyllis Whitney. I enjoy being able to
be swept away by the story.
her novels for years and collected all of the hardbacked ones except "The
Moonflower". Thank you for honoring her with this web site.
Hi, I really
enjoy reading the books of Phyllis A. Whitney!
Phyllis Whitney book I ever read was "Lost Island" and I have
been hooked ever since. I am trying to collect them all. So far I have
43, and hope to find the rest.
was the librarian on the bookmobile when I was a tot and Miss Whitney
was one of her favorites as I was growing up. When I thought I was old
enough I knew just exactly which grown up book I wanted to read a Phyllis
Whitney novel! And so I did and I became hooked in 1973, at the age of
nine and I may be one of the few people who immediately thought of a girl
in a green bikini when hearing of the dreadful shootings a few years ago
in Colorado. Miss Whitney caused my dream to be a writer and someday I
will achieve it. Thank you, Miss Whitney and may God Bless.
I LOVE YOUR
BOOK WINDOW ON THE SQUARE!! I was asked to do a book review over one book
I have read my senior year and I picked yours because it was great. It
had such a great story line and a wonderful ending.
I can't tell
you how many lonely nights I've spent with you, Phyllis. While my husband
was ill and fighting in vain the affects of Agent Orange exposure received
in Vietnam; my nightly reading enabled me to retain some semblance of
sanity. I've attempted to hold on to all my Whitney books, however I'm
certain that some will eventually show up in my sister's or daughter's
homes. I remember one incident in particular when my daughter and I were
travelling through Sedona and I saw Talacapa. (not sure of spelling at
this time) I almost jumped from the car. Your descriptions are so vivid
that you actually experience deja vu without having visited the locale
previously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I have enjoyed
Ms Whitney's books for many, many years. So it's natural that when I finally
got my computer I entered her name and found a treasure trove of information
on the Grand Master. She still is my favorite to this day.
I have been
a fan of Phyllis Whitney for many years. I can spend countless hours reading
her books. She is without a doubt the best!!
On behalf of my daughter and myself, I would like to say "Thank You!"
for all the countless hours of happiness that reading your books has brought
day I was thinking about my favorite author from childhood and how lucky
I was that she also wrote adult novels. I decided to see if there was
a website about her. I grew up reading Phyllis Whitney's books and still
enjoy them today. I go back and reread them time again, even the children's
books. Thank you to a great lady who could produce magic between the covers
of any book. I've been reading them for over 30 years.
of the site from a member of the whodunit mystery discussion forum that
I participate in. I have enjoyed reading many of Ms. Whitney's books over
the years and recently recommended them to my daughter-in-law who is now
enjoying them. This is a very informative and interesting site!
favorite author is Phyllis Whitney. Her books are something to be treasured
and are good, clean stories that can tie families together. I hope she
is still writing and has more books on the way. God bless her!
I am a Charlottesville,
Va. native. I sort of stumbled upon Whitney's books through my mother's
library as a child. In 7th grade I read Daughter of the Stars and I was
hooked. Thus, when told I could pick any author for a project in English
five years later, Phyllis Whitney was my first choice. It was very difficult
to round up information, but an English teacher found this site. It's
great! I can't wait to see the biography. Is Mrs. Whitney still a resident
of Central Virginia? Just curious. A side note, I read "Quest Bookstore"
in one of your novels (The Singing Stones)...my maternal cousins' paternal
grandmother is the owner. I was absolutely thrilled to discover a link!
Wow! Keep those great books coming!
are featuring you as our author of the month at the Belleville (WI) Public
Library, and I checked your site to learn more about you and get a complete
list of your books. Thanks for sharing your talents with us in your many
books. Good luck always.
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney books since I was 8 years old. I started with
the children's mystery books and went on to the young adult and adult
books when I was 12 years old. My mother and I have both enjoyed her books
immensely. We would fight over who got to read the newest book first.
ago, I joined a book club. One month, I forgot to send in the response
card. The book that arrived was EMERALD. Since that time I have been a
devoted reader. I find it refreshing that your female characters are strong
and not likely to swoon or act feeble minded. So many women are portrayed
as weak and simple. I anxiously await any and all up coming novels.
for a wonderful web site. Phyllis Whitney was my favorite in my twenties
and is still my favorite now that I'm in my mid-fifties. No matter how
many authors I read, I keep going back to her books when I want a really
satisfying read. ...only wish she could write 75 more books! Hopefully,
she's still alive and well, not to mention writing!
just thought I'd drop a line to say how much I enjoy the novels of Phyllis
A. Whitney. Congratulations on the site, it's always nice to come across
people on the Internet who do things out of love of a subject (I have
found this most often on the literary sites). I'm sorry but I don't know
my e-mail number, a friend set this thing up for me!
I am 42 now
and have been reading Mrs. Whitney's books since I was about 11 or 12.
It was my mother's book and between the two of us we own most of the adult
fiction books, but I have definitely read all of them - getting at the
library what I couldn't find to buy. She has given me many years of reading
pleasure. Now that I have 2 small children it is a real novelty to read
for myself but I will be very happy to read the autobiography when it
comes out. Will there be more fiction as well? I hope so.
bought "Willow Hill" at a library sale because I was drawn to
the lovely picture on the cover. Now I have read the book and am amazed
that this book about racism could have been written in 1947. I searched
the web for information on Phyllis Whitney and found this site. What a
wonderful discovery! Thanks.
I am a second
generation Phyllis Whitney reader in the process of passing my love of
well-written literature to my daughter. Thank you, Ms. Whitney, for never
losing sight of the fact that good stories can be told, in fact, enhanced,
with quality writing.
I have always
been a great fan of Phyllis Whitney books, and wanted to know if there
was a recent one. Did a web search using Yahoo and typed in books by Phyllis
I am making
my own web page. I was writing a list of my "favorites", and
my very favorite author of all times is Phyllis Whitney. My mom introduced
me to her. I'm 21, but I've been reading her books since I can remember.
I love her style of writing, I love the fact that I can never guess how
her books will end. They are a tremendous pleasure to me. I looked up
Phyllis Whitney on Google.com, and have included a link to this site on
my web page.
I want to thank you for years of reading pleasure. I have read all your
adult mysteries repeatedly. I wish you many years of health and happiness.
book hunting. I find it harder and harder to find cleancut and entertaining
reading and Phyllis A. Whitney has been one of my favorites for more years
than I care to count. Was just thinking about re-reading "some old
friends" and went searching the web for a complete list of books
and here you are. Was also surprised to read about the Cleveland connection
as that is where I'm from. In all my reading I never knew there was a
I have been
reading your books for about 30 years. I have a collection of your books
that my mother started. You are my favorite author and I am trying to
get all of your books. I have read two of your books in the past three
days. I just happened to think that I might be able to find out something
about you by searching the Web. And I did and I am so excited. It was
very interesting to learn so much about your life.
I have enjoyed
reading your books for years. I recently went to a book sale and was fortunate
enough to locate 20 in hard back. It has been years since I read some
of these, it is exciting to re-read them. My daughter is in her early
20's and has enjoyed reading them with me. Thank you for all the fine
books. Best wishes for your continued good health and look forward to
more good reading.
I have read
all Phyllis A. Whitney books for adults, and several children's books.
I have loved her books from the very first. When the stories are set in
places I have been I feel like I am truly involved. For example the one
that took place in Victoria B.C.
about this site by looking for Phyllis Whitney. I have read all of her
adult novels and a few of the ones for young people. Her descriptions
of places is so vivid I can see them I love her work.
reading Ms. Whitney's books when I was a teenager and I'm now a grandmother.
I'm so glad that there are still writers who produce books that don't
make me blush to read them. So many now come with the explicit sex and
language warnings, and it always seems to me that they use those things
as filler because they didn't really have anything worth saying to begin
with. I've read so many Whitney books now that it's getting difficult
to find ones new ones, but I'll keep trying because they're worth searching
for. I hope she'll still be writing when my great-grandchildren come along!
Mask was the first of Ms. Whitney's books that I began reading in the
early 70's, and have been hooked ever since. It wasn't until some time
later I learned about her books for young people and now my children are
reading them. Thank you so much Ms. Whitney for the countless hours I
have enjoyed reading your books. I have been collecting them for years
and have even tried finding them on E-Bay. Many people must enjoy them
as much as I because they are hard to find. I found this site on Yahoo.
I was wondering if there would be another book out soon and figured someone
would have a web sight. Thank you.
enjoyed Phyllis Whitney's books for years and just wanted to let her know
how much joy she has given me. It is so exciting when I come across one
I have not read and can't wait till I get home so I can start reading
it. Thank you.
I have been
reading her books for years and have so many I have to try and find titles
that I have not read. Her work is wonderful. I enjoy it greatly!
been my favourite author since I was a young teenager. I have ALMOST ALL
her books. I am SO thrilled to find this website and I would like Phyllis
to know that she has given me so many hours of wonderful escape to her
world-wide settings. I feel I have visited each place she has featured
in each one of her books. Thank you SO MUCH for ALL YOUR MOST WONDERFUL
enjoys reading your mysteries. She gets the books from our local library.
I found your site by searching Yahoo. My purpose was to find a list of
your books so that my mother could check off those she has read and search
for those she has not read yet. She has told me how vivid and realistic
the descriptions of the places the stories happen in are, especially in
our area of Central Virginia.
I have read
nearly every one of Ms. Whitney's novels and thoroughly enjoyed each and
every one. I looked her name up on the computer in hopes that she had
written a new novel. I like the way she weaves her storylines and the
descriptive way she writes. A truly marvelous writer. Thank you so much
for all your very fine work. Take care, God bless. Sincerely Yours,
I am an avid
fan of yours. I have read all you have published to date. I heard about
this site from an e-mail friend,
e-mailed this site to me as she knows that Phyllis A. Whitney is my favorite
author. I think I have read all the books with the exception of those
published before "Willow Hill". I sure miss not having any new
ones out. I have most of the copies but have used the library to read
those I don't own. I would like to say thanks for all the enjoyment I
have had in reading these books. My daughter also has enjoyed reading
I love your
books!! I am 34 and have been reading your novels since I was a teenager.
My all time favorite book is The Turquoise Mask. You are a wonderfully
talented author!! Thank you for writing such fabulous books!
reading your mysteries as a teenager and just continued on into your adult
novels. I've loved all of your books and would give anything to have at
least one book plate or cover signed by you. Is this possible? I have
your hard bounds and paper backs and cherish them all. Sincerely,
I am an avid
reader and Phyllis Whitney is by far and away my all-time favorite. I
usually read her books in one sitting although I never want one to end.
I have now read everything that she has written and nothing else comes
up to her books. Can we expect anything new out in the near future? Also,
does she write under any other name?
I just typed
in your name for the fun of it and was delighted to find that you had
a website. You have been one of my most favorite authors ever since I
started reading your work-probably in junior high. I always look with
anticipation for your newest novels and have enjoyed searching for previous
novels that I have not read yet. You are an inspiration to me and I hope
to someday follow in your footsteps and write novels of my own. I look
forward to reading your upcoming autobiography and hope to see and read
more of your novels.
books. Found the site by doing a search. Wanted to know if the book "Vermillion"
was about the town by Lake Erie. Nope.
I have thoroughly enjoyed your books. The last book I read of yours was
the Amethyst Dreams. I can hardly wait to read any more of your books.
I am always
trying to learn more about the best suspense novelist in the world. I
am also trying to collect all of her books. I have 17 adult novels and
1 young adult. I would love to get her books on teaching to write novels.
I am anxiously
awaiting her autobiography. Please let me know when it will be done. If
you have time. Thank you. You have made a wonderful web site. I love it.
for this site. I needed a list of all of Phyllis A. Whitney's books so
I can complete my collection. I have been reading her books since high
school, and I consider her to be my favorite author. I always know that
when I pick up one of her books, I will enjoy it very much.
I have read
her books for years & wondered how Phyllis Whitney was doing. Her
books are the rare ones that I read over & over again. I have a collection
of her books.
for info on Whitney, hoping there was a new book!
I am a big
fan of Phyllis Whitney and have read practically all of her books. I first
discovered her books in my high-school library about 8 years ago and enjoyed
them instantly. It's great to know there's a website dedicated to her
and her works. I highly recommend anyone to read her books.
I have been
a fan for years. I decided to check the web for info on some of my favorite
authors. I was very happy to read the information on Ms. Whitney. Thank
I was just
surfing the web looking for some of my favorite authors. I found this
site thru "Ask Jeeves". I just want to tell Ms. Whitney that
she is one of my all time favorite authors. My Mother introduced me to
her books more than 25 years ago. I was very interested in the fact that
Ms. Whitney is writing her autobiography. I will be sure to buy it when
it comes out. Keep going, Ms. Whitney; we love you!!!
Whitney, I was thirteen the first time I read one of your novels. I desperately
wanted to try something different. Your books were always in the house,
my mother and all her sisters absolutely loved each and every one. And
each new book on the market was an occasion to look forward to on their
parts. I had just heard them talk about rereading "The Lost Island,"
and my interest was immediately sparked.
Hi, I came
across your website while searching for info about my favorite author,
Phyllis Whitney. I have read almost 20 of her novels so far. I just started
reading her books a year or so ago when my sister recommended her to me.
I've always loved gothic romance but they just don't write them anymore.
My favorite book of Phyllis Whitney's that I've read so far is Thunder
Heights but also really loved The Quicksilver Pool. Actually, it's sorta
tough to pick a fave but I did really like these two. I will enjoy looking
around your website. Thanks.
I am a very
big fan of Phyllis A. Whitney. She is amazing! I love mysteries. Her books
are so fun because they always have a twist just as that of Alfred Hitchcock.
Alot of her novels are about precious stones. She talks of the stone's
powers etc. I am a jewelry artist. It has been lucky for me to have found
her books on tape. I love to listen to them as I work. I find them so
interesting that I can not hardly walk away from them until they have
been completed. Kate Harper reads alot of her books on tape. Kate is very
expressive and has a quieting voice. The disappointment is ... what happens
after you have read all of the adult novels of Phyllis A. Whitney?
I have been
reading your books since I was a young girl. I am now 74 years old and
still reading you. Keep them coming. Sincerely,
My name is
Jill Davis Coffin and I am from Bailey Island, Maine. I have been reading
your books since I discovered them when I was 16...1972. You are the reason
I have traveled-you made me want to see other places. Thank you for your
work. I read all the time and I buy, sell and share books, except yours.
Your books I don't part with. They are not just a part of you, they are
a part of me. Thanks for taking me with you. God bless you.
Phyllis A. Whitney books and was looking for a complete list of her books,
which is how I found this web site. She has been my favorite author for
many years and I never grow tired of reading her books, which is why I'm
collecting them. My collection numbers 33 books and I'm cleaning out my
bookshelf for more!
I'm a high
school librarian and have the wonderful opportunity of recommending books
like Phyllis A. Whitney's to students. Thanks for providing us with many
hours of reading pleasure.
I have been
a fan of PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY since 1973,when I first read THUNDER HEIGHTS.
To me she is one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
I have read
most all of your books and loved everyone of them. I have most all of
them in first editions. I look forward to your next one.
I LOVE Phyllis
Whitney! She is the BEST!!! I am 37 and have been reading her books since
elementary school, starting with the young adult and then going on to
the adult suspense. She truly is the "Grand Master" of suspense
and mystery novels and I THANK her from the bottom of my heart for helping
me to escape the cruelties of life by immersing myself in her wonderfully
written, beautiful books. THANK YOU MS. WHITNEY!!
My wife (Fern
Joubert) reads very little - she worries about it all the time. I am thrilled
when she finally finds a book that she can get interested in. (I read
incessantly - as well as being an historic fiction novel writer!) However,
she bought a large-print copy of a used Phyllis Whitney book from a library
sale and is "in love with it"! In fact, I may starve because
she puts off cooking so that she can continue the book! I hope that Phyllis
is still interested in writing. She did a fabulous job!
of the site quite by accident, as I'm always interested in any books by
Ms Whitney. The only book I haven't read is "The Winter People"
only because I can't seem to find it anywhere. But, I will continue to
look, as my goal as been to read all Phyllis Whitney books. And, to date
that is the only one not in my collection!
I have been
a fan of Phyllis since I was a young girl. I am always very excited when
she comes out with a new book, because I know that it will be one I can't
stop reading. I only wish she could do a book signing close to where I
live. She probably doesn't do them anymore. Anyways, she is by far one
of the best authors ever!
reading three of Whitney's books while in high school; I enjoyed the suspense,
the elaborate characters, and the grand settings. I used to escape into
the hay loft in my grandparents barn or sit out on the roof of the house
for hours so that I wouldn't be disturbed while I read. Whitney is who
got me interested in reading. I enjoyed reading for the first time. My
parents were pleased. I am now a high school English teacher. When I found
this web site, I discovered that Whitney has written several other books
that I didn't know existed. I definitely will be reading more of her books.
Like me, I hope that others can be encouraged to read and actually enjoy
reading by reading Whitney's books. Thank you Whitney, for you have made
had to do a report on women authors and Ms. Whitney was her choice. The
web site was a tremendous help. Thank you.
What a lovely
web site. I read my first Phyllis Whitney book when I was in grade 6.
My mother had ordered Columbella from the Doubleday Book Club I believe.
I was bored and at home recovering from surgery and wanted something to
read. I was hooked. I then went to our school library and the local library
and started reading all of her children's and adult novels I could find.
I absolutely loved them. I credit her novels to my interest (my husband
would say obsession) in gothic and historical romance novels. I currently
have 39 of Ms. Whitney's novels (some hardcover and some paperback) and
now that I have a complete list I will try my best to find all of her
novels. The earliest written novel I own is the Mystery of the Gulls.
This along with the Mystery on the Isle of Skye, the Secret of the Samurai
Sword and The Quicksilver Pool were some of my favourite children's books.
In 1993 I finally was able to visit the Isle of Skye. No matter how many
times I reread her novels I never fail to enjoy them. Some of them I have
reread at least 11 or 12 times. I call them my comfort novels. You know,
your favourites to read when you are feeling down. When asked who my favourite
author is Phyllis Whitney is always at the very top of my list. Thank
you for your wonderful novels. I look forward to my daughter discovering
your wonderful books when she is a bit older. (She is currently 20 months
I have always
enjoyed Phyllis Whitney's books through the years. I have not read any
of her novels in quite some time. I subscribe to Doubleday Book Club off
and on, and used to be able to get her latest novels that way. I am a
secretary at Madisonville Middle School and one day a few years ago I
was talking to parent and we were talking about books and I told her my
favorite author was Phyllis Whitney and she then told me her husband was
her nephew. I was talking to Heather Houvenagle and her husband is John.
It sure is a small world.
I feel like you are a friend, as you've been in my home for years. I have
collected many of your books over the years. I am now encouraging my grandchildren
to read them. It is so refreshing to be able to read an action filled
mystery novel WITHOUT foul language and gore. I want to thank you from
the bottom of my heart, for so many hours of such descriptive reading.
When I see places on TV or in movies that you have described in your books,
I recognize them before the site is revealed. You are far and above my
favorite author. Please keep them coming. God Bless you!!!
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for years. I just ran across this web
site and being a fan and an avid collector of her books, I was delighted
to find the complete list of everything she has written. My daughter is
a middle school math teacher in Forest Grove, Oregon and loves to read
mystery books to her students. I will be on the lookout for these young
people's novels. She will love to read them to her class.
What a glorious
site you have created. Especially pleasing is the complete set of jacket
covers that toggle into descriptions of the books. I discovered Phyllis
Whitney as an adult. I don't know how I managed to miss out on all the
stories for young people because these were written during my childhood
years. I seem to remember being interested more in biographies and classics
at that time. The taste for mysteries and suspense grew more as a middle-aged
adult. I have many of Phyllis's books in my home library and have read
them all and re-read many. I discovered your site while searching for
a listing of her books because I am trying to acquire some more of her
books for my own library. You have certainly provided all the information
I was looking for. I may even try to obtain some of the juvenile mysteries
and young people stories to see what I missed many years ago.
I found this
your site by chance. I remember reading all your young adult books when
I was in junior high school. Can you believe I still have those books
today. Phyllis A. Whitney books were my favorite, and I'm saving them
for my niece, Emily. I know she will love them too. I am so glad to have
found this site. It brings back great memories.
I have enjoyed so many of your books through the years. I was delighted
to come across this web site when I was searching for another author's
information. I know that you must be friends, because she dedicated one
of her books to you (and another to the Washington Redskins and QB No.
9). Of course, I am talking about Barbara Mertz, who writes as Elizabeth
Peters and Barbara Michaels. I have become particularly fascinated with
her as a person and have tried several methods to locate an email or website
address for her. If your staff can assist me, I would greatly appreciate
I have always
read PHYLLIS WHITNEY books. They have great endings. I am in the process
starting over and reading them again. When will she have a new one out?
My very best
wishes to Ms. Whitney. One of the most cherished memories of my childhood
was meeting Ms. Whitney for luncheon on the Outer Drive in Chicago with
my aunt, Kay Rummel Brodman, who went to high school with Ms. Whitney.
I am now 68 years old, and that was when I was about 11 or 12 years old.
I don't remember very much about the lunch, but I DO remember Ms. Whitney
autographing my copy of "Willow Hill", which still holds a very
prominent place in my library. What a thrill for a young girl! She was
extremely kind and gracious at that time. I'm delighted to see the picture
of this charming lady and I hope you will convey to her my sincerest best
wishes and gratitude.
I was checking
for websites for all my favorite authors to see if any of them had a new
book coming out this spring. Didn't see any information on that, so would
love to know if there is one coming anytime soon. I've been reading Phyllis
Whitney books since high school or my early twenties. I think the first
one I read was "The Winter People." I own all of her books since
that one; have collected the earlier ones thru book clubs and then started
buying them at local bookstores. I like her mysteries without all the
"gore" that is in the younger writers' books. Keep up the good
I just want
to thank you for always being there for me during all the good and really
bad times through your great books. I learned the joy and escape of reading
your books when I was in junior high. From the time I first opened one
of your books, I have been addicted ever since. During the lowest points
in my life, I have felt that your books have helped me to keep my sanity.
You will always be my HERO!
last summer, I read "Amethyst Dreams" and loved it. It was interesting
that we were at Holden Beach in N.C. and the book was written about another
beach in N.C. Since then I have read at least 15 of Mrs. Whitney's books
and loved them. My goal is to read all of them. Everywhere I go I look
for her books and have quite a few of them. I have Hunter's Green and
Listen for the Whisperer now but am saving them to read on vacation this
the horrid stuff out there for kids to read WHY DID MS WHITNEY stop writing
for young people!? I grew up reading her books, still do, and my 3 kids
read them as well. Her research insures not only a good story - but an
authentic visit to a place many of us only go via her books.
I have enjoyed
your books for many years (almost 10 years!) and I have collected all
but three for my collection. Those that I have yet to read are 'The Trembling
Hills'; 'The Red Carnelian' and 'Seven Tears for Apollo'. I would appreciate
any information on how to track down these titles and add them to my set.
Again, yours is a remarkable talent and I look forward to reading your
autobiography in due course.
I miss not
having new novels to read from Phyllis Whitney. She has given me many
hours of enjoyment. Please let her know that she is my FAVORITE. Thanks
for the web site. It was nice to read about her.
I found this
site by searching for information about Ms. Whitney. My mother introduced
me to her books when I was a teenager. I have read and own almost all
of the adult suspense books and I am always looking for the ones I don't
have. I just wanted to tell Ms. Whitney thank you for all of the wonderful
books she has written. I will look forward to reading the autobiography.
I am not
a person that likes to read alot but at school it is something that we
have to do. The only books that I will really read are any of the Phyllis
A. Whitney books! I love them.
I have every
one of Phyllis Whitney's (adult suspense) books and would never part with
them. I can remember over the years waiting patiently (really, impatiently)
for each new book to come out. I'd savor them - it was almost silly, but
I've never found any other author who keeps my interest throughout the
book. And its so hard finding good books where the author doesn't feel
the need to include graphic sex in order to sell it. I think these books
would make wonderful movies - but I like mysteries with romance sans graphic
been my favorite author since I was a teenager; I enjoyed your young adult
novels and continue to enjoy your adult novels.
and I have enjoyed reading Phyllis A. Whitney's adult novels for many
years. Until my home burned in 1994, I had a copy of every adult novel
she had ever written, and I have purchased others since that time. Her
books are thoroughly entertaining...the kind I just can't put down until
I find out "who did it." I don't have a lot of time to read
anymore, but when I do read a novel it is one written by Phyllis Whitney!
reading your books at a very young age and have always enjoyed them. You
are my favorite author. I am now collecting all of your books I can find
so my own daughters can enjoy them when they are old enough. I have many
books in my collection and only have a few more to find. I enjoy reading
the ones I do have over again.
interested for quite a few years to find where you are these days and
I'm looking forward to your autobiography. I have enjoyed your books for
many years and have your complete selection. They often get reread. I
like the romance and suspense and the fact that they are clean books.
I typed in my name Phyllis just to see what would come up. Interesting
to find that there are many other people in the world with my name. Sounds
unusual, but back here in Australia, my name is fairly unique and unheard
I am reading Phyllis A. Whitney for my high school literature class and
am doing a 6 page critical paper about her topics and style-fun fun fun.
Anyway, this site has been quite helpful and it very organized. I found
this site through Yahoo search. Thanks for the help!
Hi, my name
is Wanda. In the late 1960's I discovered the joy of reading when I read
my first Phyllis A. Whitney mystery. As I grew older I graduated to her
adult mysteries. She is and will always be my favorite author. She has
transported me to places and times that I can only dream about. I have
known adventure, suspense and romance through her novels. She is indeed
a world class writer.
I was given
a copy of The Glass Flame for my 40th birthday. Inside the book was a
handwritten letter dating 1951 from Phyllis to a woman she was to meet
in New York. After 32 years of collecting Phyllis books I finally had
a copy of her autograph. What a delight.
Whitney, I have enjoyed reading your books over the last 32 years. My
first book was "Secret of the Samurai Sword." I continued to
read other youth books such as "The Secret of the Tiger's Eye"
and the story about Robin and the emerald star. I first read your adult
novel only a few years ago, starting with "Spindrift" because
I live in Newport, R.I. the book's setting. I have read several others
although my schedule doesn't let me read as much as I used to. When I
got our computer a few months back, I began to explore different web sites.
Wondering how you were, I typed in your name and behold! here I am. I've
waited for a few weeks while your site was updated. I am glad to find
you well and still writing. Thank you for letting me have the privilege
of writing to you. Sincerely,
I think Mrs.
Whitney is the best author. I like the way she thoroughly researches places
before writing them into her novels. It puts the reader in that place
and time. I am looking forward to reading her autobiography when it is
published. I have read all Mrs. Whitney's books at least three times and
enjoy them with new interest every time. Will Mrs. Whitney be publishing
any more novels in the near future?
I found this
site by doing a search for books written by Phyllis A Whitney. I have
enjoyed reading her novels for years and I'm trying to make sure that
I read them all. Thank you for writing so cleverly without the trash everyone
seems to think they have to include in novels these days.
I have over
40 Phyllis A. Whitney books that have been read and re-read many times.
I never tire of the "mini vacations" as I get lost in each and
every story. I'm so glad to learn there are more books available. I can't
wait to locate some of them and start reading. Thank you
I found this
web site just by putting in your name. A friend and myself love your books.
We just can't seem to get enough. You are a wonderful writer and take
us to places we only can dream about. I am 45 years old, married and have
4 children and one granddaughter. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and just
recently quilt making (which I belong to a group called Hugs in Action-
who donate to hospitals etc for critically ill children). This due to
the fact that my 2year old granddaughter has had heart surgery and will
have about 4 more surgeries, so it's a nice way to give to those who need
a "hug". When I find a quiet moment I love to curl up and read
your books. They are wonderful. Yours sincerely,
books have been so entertaining but also educational in that she does
so much research into the location and/or subject matter. Her books are
succinct with enough descriptive information to allow you, the reader,
to use your own imagination. Will she be publishing any further books?
Her novels are a true mental vacation.. I so look forward to reading them
and I hate to get to the end!
Dear Ms Whitney,
Thank-you for your books. I've been an avid reader since I discovered
your books as a preteen. To this day I always check to see if there is
a new Phyllis A Whitney book out. Your novels are like catching up with
old friends. You're the one who gave me the travel bug. Stay well and
know you've touched countless kids and adults. Thank-you
my first two Whitney books, and was hoping to find that she had written
many more! Great web site - now I have a list of all her books and also
know about her. Would love to meet her. Please tell her "thanks for
the enjoyable hours you have given me while reading your books".
I have an Alex McLeod in my family tree - maybe we are related? Thanks
I just took
a chance the Phyllis A. Whitney would have a web site that I could visit.
I had read many of her older books and wanted to see what she is doing
I have been
reading Phyllis A. Whitney's books for at least 40 years. I enjoy re-reading
them as well. Lately, I have discovered some titles on audio cassette
in my library. I love it!!!! They are such company when I am busy around
the house and are perfect bedtime listening. Whether I am reading or listening
to her wonderful stories, I always feel like I am visiting with an old
Tears For Apollo considered a Classic? I need to know because I took the
book out of the library to do a book report and it needs to be a classic.
just wanted to say thank you to a wonderful writer who has not only given
me many hours of reading entertainment but also writing advice that I
found useful in launching my own career as a writer many years ago. I
look forward to reading the autobiography.
Dear Ms Whitney,
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your books
over the years. Mystery is my favorite genre of books to read and yours
certainly rank among the best. As a 34 year old female I love the women
in your books. They don't realize how strong, wise and brave they are
until it really counts. I didn't learn about this site, I just took a
chance that it existed and gave it a shot! Sincerely a loyal reader.
Whitney is my favorite author. She's written so many good books and I've
read most of them. Right now I'm reading "The Moonflower". I
just wanted to tell everyone that reads this that she is the greatest
author of all time. I really wish I could meet her. Besides Lucille Ball,
she's my heroine. If any one knows anyway to reach her please e-mail me.
Thanks and Phyllis if your reading this, I love you.
love Phyllis' books. I've read most of them and right now I'm reading
"The Moonflower". Anyone who hasn't read her books doesn't know
what their missing.
is doing a report on you and would like to know some further information
about that is not included in the text. 1) What are some of your childhood
experiences? 2)Where did you attend school? 3) Did you receive any awards
and what are they? 4)What is your current status?
the best writer yet! I love her books and have alot of them and hope to
have all of them one day! When I read her books I can escape the stress
in my life! Thanks Phyllis for an anchor!!
It is a
pleasure and a privilege to visit a web site dedicated to her. She has
been my favorite mystery romance writer since I was a teen. The first
book I read of hers was The Vanishing Scarecrow which brought me into
an original and thrilling plot. Her creativity is one of a kind and is
timeless. All the best to her!
I have just
re-discovered Ms. Whitney's books and I am reading all of them (that I
can find). I found the site on Google which, in my opinion, is the best
search engine available. Thank you so much.
I love your
books so much, I couldn't put The Golden Unicorn down, it was awesome.
I am doing a report on you for my college-prep English class. Thank you
for writing books that bring so many people so much enjoyment, as they
have for me. Thanks.
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney books for about 15 years. The Quicksilver Pool
being my ultimate favorite! My sister-in-law introduced me to these books,
and I am so glad she did! What a wonderful master of writing Phyllis Whitney
is! My books are getting worn out and it is hard to find the books written
a few years back like Window on the Square, Sea Jade and The Quicksilver
Pool. If anyone has any suggestions on where to find out-of-print books
- pass it on! My thanks to Phyllis Whitney for many, many hours of reading
I began reading
Ms. Whitney's books in the early 80's. I was joining the Literary Guild
book club at that time and a co-worker of mine suggested the book set
by Ms. Whitney that was offered. The first book I read was The Golden
Unicorn. I still believe that is my very favorite. I was totally captivated
by this woman and her skills of writing. After reading the four books
in the set, I went to our High School library and began reading each and
every one. One goal that I carried through was to write to Phyllis personally
and let her know what joy her books brought to me. I also left her know
that I was interested in being a writer someday. I am currently taking
courses to refine my skills. A letter that I treasure to this day is the
response that she sent back to me. The excitement I felt that day when
I opened my mailbox and found her letter is a sweet memory. All of us
are very lucky to have been entertained by Phyllis and what a gift to
be extended to all the future generations. It is up to us to introduce
young people to the wonderful world of mystery-solving through Phyllis
Whitney's eyes. Thank you Phyllis for your time and talent that has touched
her books and just put her name in my search field to see what was out
there. I guess I'm not surprised there is so much. Her books are wonderful.
I have several and always pick them up at garage sales or wherever.
I never really
liked to read until I was in a car wreck in 1978 and was bed ridden for
3 months. There was nothing to do but read. Your books were the first
ones I read. Now when I can find a copy of any of your books I read them.
I really enjoyed all of the books I have read.
name is Janelle Castleberry, from Inglis, Florida--a small town on the
Gulf coast. I read one of Phyllis Whitney's books when I was in High School--"Window
on the Square". And didn't read anymore until I really got interested
in collecting mystery books. Now I have all of her Adult mysteries in
First Edition, and all her Young readers mysteries, and young adult novels
except for "A Place for Ann", "A Star for Ginny",
and "A Window for Julie". I keep searching the web for these
books, hoping to find them someplace. I have already found some that I
never thought I would locate. I have enjoyed reading all her books. Is
she still writing any?
to somebody so wonderful! I am presently re-reading LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERER
and enjoying it, if possible, even more than when I read it earlier, in
1993. I can't begin to tell you how much I admire you. I have a collection
of almost all your books. They are among my most treasured items. Please
pass on my greetings, well wishes and prayers for this very special author.
I have signed your guest book previously, quite some time ago, and when
I received a response, I can't tell you how excited I was. Thank you.
Fondly and with great appreciation.
with Domino and haven't looked back since. I enjoyed all of them. Ms.
Whitney you are a wonderful author and have given me many happy reading
hours. I was pleased to find this site through Yahoo, so much wonderful
information. I hope to read a new title soon.
are you still writing novels, I belong to a book club and I don't see
any new books from you. I enjoy reading your novels, it keeps me on my
toes until the end when I try to see who did it. I hope to see a new novel
by you, I really enjoy reading your books. Take care of yourself and hope
2001 will be a good year for you.
I adore Phyllis
a Whitney!! I bought my first book, the Mystery of the Green Cat when
I was 10 years old and have been putting together a collection of her
work for the last 30 years! I'm only missing 5 titles and am always searching!!
You are just the best :)
My best regards
to the beloved author! Thank you for remembering me. Sincerely your Latvian
I just wanted
to say that I love Phyllis' books - my favorite being "The Winter
People". I just hope that one day a hard back version will be in
print once again.
a "write up" to guide our Book Club on a discussion of the book,
Daughter of the Stars? I loved the book and read it twice. Once around
was pure enjoyment. Second time around, I constructed a Family Tree on
Lacey to keep the characters straight!
I've enjoyed all of your books very much, and I was wondering if you're
currently working on any books that will be published soon. Thank you,
I have been
enjoying Phyllis Whitney books for many years. Thank you so much for many
years of reading enjoyment. I had always purchased your books through
Double Day Book Club and then they just vanished from their catalog. I
wrote to them and asked about you but never got a reply. I'm so glad to
have found your Website and find out about more Phyllis Whitney books
to read and enjoy. Thank you again!
books are the only ones I have found that keep me spellbound. When I pick
it up I don't want to put it down until it is finished!!! I belong to
Doubleday book club and her books are the only ones I order. I am eagerly
waiting for her next one!!! I sincerely hope there is another one in the
works. Thank you Ms. Whitney for the reading pleasure.
read almost every one of Phyllis A. Whitney's books and I have tried to
find the three that I have not read. I have sent her books to my pen pal
in Latvia and we both agree there will never be another mystery writer
like Phyllis A Whitney. I have reread many of her books and get the same
thrill from the books. She can weave a tale like no other person any where.
She can hide the "Who Done it" to the very last and I have gotten
surprised a lot more than once.
So glad I found this page, purely by accident. Been a fan of Ms Whitney's
books for a long time now and have been looking for books still missing
from my collection, any suggestions?? Looking for: Black Diamonds, Ever
After, Highest Dream and Willow Hill. Would like to hear from anybody
who can help me, meanwhile I will keep searching the web. Regards
Whitney, I have been enjoying your novels since my mother first started
collecting them way back in the fifties. This may be odd to hear, but
I am a male, and it was through your writing did I become a fiction/mystery
writer, and have never had the great opportunity to meet you, but wanted
to thank you for your inspirational stories and window into the human
I have read
many of your books. They're great! Just finished reading The singing stones
& feather on the moon, were really hard to put down. I'm a real big
fan of your books. The books draw you in to the very end.
I love your
books so much! They are all I read! The "bad character" is never
who I expect it to be! My favorite book of yours is probably "Seven
Tears for Apollo" but I haven't read anywhere near all of your books
yet! Please keep writing!
I have always
enjoyed your books and always eagerly awaited each new book. I would buy
them then donate them to the public library so others could enjoy reading
them. I will often go to the library and check out and reread your books
they are something I enjoy reading them over and over. I read alot of
other authors but you well always remain my favorite.
was at the university my friend gave me novels written by Phyllis Whitney
I have enjoyed every minute of my reading and I've loved to experience
more and more of that good feelings of fantasy, mystery and suspense.
Unfortunately, I've tried a lot to locate more books for this great author.
I have asked traveler friends to find it for me with no success. As a
citizen of Arabic country when could you advise me to look for it? I will
highly appreciate your advice. Thanks & regards. PS: I've learned
about this site by using the author's name.
I just won
5 hardbacks on ebay! Dream of Orchids, Vermilion, Poinciana, Snowfire
and Silverhill! That only leaves 11 titles and I'll have all the adult
novels! It is wonderful to find someone else who loves her work as much
as I do. Do you know when a new book is coming out? Thanks.
I love her
books and they are getting harder to find. I keep them all and won't lend
I am going
to miss Phyllis Whitney's style of writing when she finally retires. Will
any of her children follow in her footsteps? I have read all of her adult
books and I have read most of her young adult books while I was growing
up. I noticed that there has been no new books of late. Is she currently
working to release a new one?
have been reading Phyllis Whitney's books for years and decided today
to see if I could find her on the web. I used a search engine called Web
Ferret and this is the first page it pulled up.
Whitney: First of all, I love your books, and have read all of them. Each
time I open one of your books, I sigh in satisfaction, and sit back and
wait for you to transport me to another place. You have been a strong
influence on my writing. I grew up reading your books, so it was only
natural for me to look to your books for inspiration when I began my first
awkward scribblings. I'm proud to say that my first book will be coming
out with Oak Tree Press in the spring. Which brings me to the point of
this message... I do not know any authors personally. I only know and
love their work from the pages I read so eagerly. So when it came to finding
someone to endorse my own book I didn't know where to look except to those
authors who have influenced and inspired me the most. Would you consider
taking a look at my book? CALLIE AND THE DEALER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE is
a mystery set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, involving a feisty
restaurant manager named Callie McKinley who stumbles across a dead body
in the walk-in freezer. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,
I have been
an avid reader of Ms Whitney's for years. I've read every book she's written.
Her books have all been a treasure! I like the way she uses colors for
the titles. She is truly a wonderful writer and I feel like she's great
friend ! Thank you for all the great books! and all the great places you've
taken me to. It's been such a pleasure.
I am glad
I stumbled onto your site while researching Phyllis' books. I now have
collected all the hardbacked editions except for The Moonflower. I also
have all of the editions in paperback. Thank you for creating a site to
honor this excellent novelist.
I found your
name on a Yahoo search of mystery writers. After reviewing several write
ups of your most recent books, I've decided to buy a few and try them.
I'm just now sure which ones to start with. I've read all of Mary Higgins
Clark, Minette Walters, Tami Hoag, Patricia Cornwall and many of Sharyn
McCrumb. Perhaps you could recommend which ones I should read first.
always enjoyed your books. My Mom got me started on your works and I
truly believe they are some of the most interesting and attention keeping
novels I have ever read. I have read several, most people would probably
say a thimble full compared to what you have written. However, I can
think of probably 10-12 that I know I have read, and I am sure there are
more. I am wanting to write a Romantic Mystery novel and would like to
use a style similar to yours. Do you have any suggestions or anything
in print that I can read or use for a guide? Please email me back at
XXX. Thanks for your time and for all of your wonderful novels. I think
that Emerald, Rainsong, and Vermilion
were some of my favorites. Very truly yours,
I just stopped in see if you were finished writing you autobiography and
when it will be out. I have all but 5 of your early books and hope to
find them this year.
Phyllis A. Whitney is my favorite writer. I am slowly building a collection
of her work. I collect house figurines and one of my favorite pastimes
is riding around with my camera and looking at houses. Mrs. Whitney's
descriptions of the homes and other places in her novels really take you
there. I've read them all so many times I could probably quote from them.
They are comfort food.
I have just finished re-reading "AMETHYST DREAMS" and wondered
if there was a web site for this wonderful writer. I am pleased to see
that there is a wonderful site for her. If it is possible please tell
Ms. Whitney and her family, "Thank-you for many lovely hours of pure
enjoyment." It has been my pleasure to introduce my daughters to
her books. God Bless.
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