|Guestbook entries from 2002|
I read Feather
on the Moon and needed to find more about Phyllis Whitney. I loved this
book and I highly recommend it for anyone who hasn't read it. It is my
favorite book and I plan to read more of her books. I thought since I
was only 12 I wouldn't understand it but after reading it I had to get
more of her books. I'm glad I came to this website to find more about
this terrific author of Mystery!
I'm a great
fan. I have everyone of Phyllis's books. There all GREAT. Love this lady.
found out one of Phyllis' novels, "Mystery of the Scowling Boy"
and her simple way of writing and keeping the reader on the edge and keep
guessing is charming. All thumbs up+++++++
I am the
niece of Clarabelle Caper, who went to school with you in Chicago. Congratulations
on your success and long life. Continued best wishes.
I love your
book Emerald. I'm in love with it. You are a great author of mystery novels.
Keep up with it!
I have been
a fan since I was about 12 years old!! I have every one of your adult
books and a couple for younger readers. You are the epitome of romantic
suspense. How I wish you could write forever. I always eagerly looked
forward to each new book as soon as I'd finished reading the most current.
I wish you health and many years of enjoying the accolades you so deserve.
A belated happy birthday. With love and admiration,
Whitney, I have been an avid fan since I was a teenager. Now I am a member
of the Livingston County Arts Council and we are having an auction to
raise money for the arts in our town. If you could forward an autographed
copy of one of your books or an autographed page of manuscript it would
be a big seller. We appreciate anything you might be able to do. Thank
you and God bless,
reading Phyllis Whitney books in 1983 when I made my first trip to Palm
Springs. I was reading Emerald which was about the area. The way she describes
the surroundings is to almost be there. I have since gone back and read
most of her books. I am now reading The Flaming Tree and noticed that
she was inspired by her grandson who had been brain damaged. I was wondering
if he continued to improve as this book was written only four years after
his poisoning. As always I find her writing to be truly able to transport
me mentally to the time and place of the story. I become immersed in the
plot. Thank you, Phyllis, for hours of entertainment.
Is there a book Phyllis writes about a room with like all these birds
and plants and the main character has a scar on her face from one of the
birds from when she was little. PLEASE HELP it is driving me crazy!!!!
I'm so happy to have found your website! Happy belated 99th birthday from
Mark and Gail Mathabane. We moved to Portland, Oregon and will be sending
you a photo of our children soon. They are so grown up you won't believe
it. I continue to work on my writing, and I hope one of my novels is published
some day. I refer quite often to your Guide to Fiction Writing, which
is the best advice book for writers I have ever come across. I hope Georgia,
Ed and Michael are well. Love, Gail.
As a 7th
grader, I discovered Phyllis Whitney's books and read all of them that
were available in the Waynesboro library. My favorite was set in San Francisco
during the earthquake. I'm going to look for the name. I now teach Special
Education, Language Arts, at Nelson Middle School. My daughter is in the
6th grade at Rockfish River Elementary School in Afton and she has gotten
interested in Ms Whitney's books. She is writing a book report now on
for many years of reading enjoyment. You are indeed a national treasure
needed a book for my grade 10 English class, and as I was browsing the
library, I saw a book called "Woman Without a Past". I read
the summary, and it looked good, so I borrowed it. Good?! It was excellent!
I liked it so much, I'm planning to buy it the next time I go to the bookstore!
I couldn't put it down! (I was reading it at home as well as school--
even though it was supposed to be read in class..!) I just wanted to tell
Ms. Whitney that I am planning to read more of your novels, you're an
excellent writer, and I hope you have a merry Christmas, and a happy New
a Phyllis A. Whitney book about epilepsy? I've been trying to find it
for ages now. I read it a long time ago and would love to find it again.
It is about a lady who had epilepsy and at the time, they didn't know
about the disease. She was put into insane asylums, but was completely
started to read Phyllis's output quite recently and as an old fellow of
three score and ten just hope there is enough time to read them all! Many
congratulations on reaching such a great age.
enjoy reading Phyllis Whitney's writing style. My goal is to read all
of her books. I check each off my list and make notes. Her style keeps
you reading. I have two books I am working on myself. I would like to
develop her style. Her vocabulary is great....some words I have to look
up to be sure. I teach TV Production and we use words from her books as
part of our vocabulary-reading program in grades 6-8. I am originally
from the Nelson County area and visit twice a year. I enjoy reading about
places there. Does she receive guests? I would love to meet her. I will
be in the area over Christmas.
Whitney, I found a copy of Willow Hill in a thrift store and bought it
as the story sounded interesting and I was curious to see how race relations
would be portrayed in a book that was written in the 1940s. In many ways,
I think the book's message is still pertinent. I enjoyed it very much.
on your 99th birthday! You are an amazingly talented author, one of my
favorites. Please keep writing. I have admired you for a number of years,
since I am an aspiring fiction writer and I have "Guide To Fiction
Writing". It is the best study book I have in my library of study
books. I use it constantly to challenge me and keep me focused. I have
a number of your books, but I have just finished a second read of "Woman
Without A Past". It is so well written, that it still kept me trying
to remember how your characters and your suspense finally came together
for a perfect ending. I'm looking forward to selecting another book from
your list of many books. God Bless You and Give You Many More Years!
Miss Whitney's books since I was very young and read The Mystery of the
Green Cat. I think that I have copies of almost all of her adult novels
and I enjoy rereading them from time to time.
given me many years of enjoyment with your books. Since I had not seen
one published by you for a while I just went on the internet and entered
your name. I am very happy to learn that you are still with us and have
attained such a great age!
for providing many hours of entertainment and pleasurable reading. I have
spent many wonderful moments reading your books.
I was just
looking up the name Phyllis Whitney to find the ISBN of her book Guide
To Writing Fiction. I found it to be the most useful guide to getting
me started as a novelist. I'm very grateful to her.
it is me again. I can't seem to stay away from this site very long. I
just love Miss Whitney's work and can't wait for her new book to come
out. I can't wait to read it ! A book about the lady herself ! I know
it will be great ! Please tell me it will be out soon.
My name is María Eugenia Blanco. I am from Argentina. I want to
tell you that I am very interesting in your web site, because I have chosen
your life to my school's work. I would like to know a little more about
yourself if it is possible. I wish you send me a message. thanks.
I have enjoyed
her books for years.
Phyllis Whitney. I am re-reading for the umpteenth time "Listen for
the Whisperer". I have read your books for many years and always
I have heard
that Mrs. Whitney is writing her biography, when is it due to be published?
I was trying
to make a list of the Phyllis Whitney books that I've read so I'll know
which ones to look for that I haven't read. I'm 44 and fell in love with
her books as a teenager. I just printed off the list of juvenile books.
My 10 year old daughter is turning into more of a bookworm than her mom
and I need more material. Thank you so much for all the wonderful stories.
the tradition of Phyllis Whitney books from my mother. We both loved her
books. Have we reached the end of her books since nothing has appeared
since Amethyst Dreams?
writing to wish you a very happy & thankful thanksgiving. I wish and
pray good thoughts for you on this holiday and the seasons ahead. You
are a very special person to me and my family. May you have a very nice
holiday full of hopes and laughter. God bless you dear. Love always,
I'd like to wish Miss Whitney a happy 99th birthday. I would like to congratulate
her on her books. so far I have read 2 because I checked them out of my
school library not a month ago. I love the way she describes her characters
so well and the mystery each one carries. If you're curious to know, I've
read Woman Without a Past and I'm currently reading Rainsong. Thank you
for your time.
Whitney: I have enjoyed your books for the past 35 years. I started on
the children's ones as a youngster and shared the enjoyment of the adult
ones for many years with my mother and grandmother, who just turned 100
and up to age 98 was still reading them! I just wanted to thank you for
all the pleasure you have given 3 generations of my family over the years;
you have always been a favorite and greatly contributed to my love of
reading which got me into the library field where I now work. Thank you
for so many wonderful hours spent lost in your delightful books; truly
happy memories to be treasured.
I was just
thrilled to see your site. I came upon it looking for the book "Mystery
of the Green Cat". I read this book in my elementary years. Grade
5 to be exact. I loved it! I belonged to the school book club and read
many books. The titles of these are but a blur. Mystery of the Green Cat
however is permanently etched in my mind. I've thought of this book over
many years. Hoping to come across it again. Now I have a 10 year old daughter
with whom I would love to share this wonderful mystery. Thanks to this
site I see my daughter and I will have a chance to explore many mysteries
together. Thank you for the fond memories to share many of Ms. Whitney's
Whitney, I found the wonder of your books when I was a teenager and have
waited breathlessly for each new book to arrive on the store shelf since!
I have collected your books for my own library and passed on the joy of
your books to my daughter. I cannot wait until Becca my granddaughter
is old enough to start reading your books. Thank you for the many hours
of enjoyment you have given to me and my daughter.
your mysteries for years. You are great.
I am so happy
to find this website. Phyllis Whitney has always been one of my favorite
authors. Her books are what I call my "comfort reads". I read
them when I want to visit old friends and be comforted. Thanks for the
many, many hours of joy you have brought into my life.
and I have been a big fan of Ms. Whitney's books for years. Her books
have never failed to entertain. The reason I am visiting this website
is that I was trying to find out if she was still living as her last book
had been published in 1997. I am very happy to find out that she is still
going strong and want to wish her a very happy belated birthday!
In my late
20s I began reading Phyllis Whitney books because my grandmother lent
me some of her books. Now (in my 30s), I'm obsessed. Ms. Whitney is the
most fabulous writer ever. Please let her know how much joy her writing
has brought me. I get so into her mysteries that sometimes I stay up all
night just to see what will happen next. Every time I go to bookstores
and book sales, I'm searching for her masterpieces. Thank you Ms. Whitney,
and God Bless You!
"COLUMBELLA" many years ago, how, I do not know. Anyway, I started
to read it several times, but tossed it aside every time after a few pages,
thinking it was a "romance" story. A week ago, while sorting
through my books for something I had not read, I came across "COLUMBELLA",
which I last picked up to read sometime in the 1970s. This time I vowed
to read this book. Again, the first few chapters were ho-hum, what guy
would care to read about dresses and hair-dos. But I kept reading. I got
hooked on the way it was written, the word pictures that were painted.
The way the characters were presented drew me on. Half way through, things
really started to move. I said to myself, self this ain't no way a routine
romance. After I got to the part were Catherine was croaked I knew I had
to look the author up on the Internet. I am glad I did. Although the name
Phyllis A. Whitney was jiggly-jagging in my memory, I could not place
her. Now I can. And I know why the name seemed familiar. I will now be
reading as much of her stuff as I can get my hands on. Thanks for a good
for giving many hours of enjoyment. I love your books and read them over
and over. I noticed on your list of books that your last one was written
in 1997. Are you writing any more, and if so when will it come out in
print. Thank-you so much.
I have read
every one of your books. I still remember the very first book I read of
yours, Window on the Square. From then on I was totally hooked on every
book you have written. You are just about the only author that can write
a book for every generation. There are no authors now who can come close
to your writing/you are indeed one of a kind! God bless you!
As part of
a fifth grade assignment in Makawao, Maui, we were asked to write to our
favorite author. I convinced my best friend that we should write to Ms.
Whitney because I loved all her books. We were so excited to receive a
response and a photo (which I kept in my wallet for years), and proud
because only a couple of other classmates received replies. I think I
was fascinated by Ms. Whitney because she was born in Japan (I am Japanese
American). I still read Ms. Whitney's books (I'm 47 now) and for years
wanted to let her know how much I appreciated that letter in the fifth
Whitney, Because of your book "The Highest Dream," I am getting
married and moving to China! I am a U.S. foreign service officer, and
was recently posted at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. When my
fiancée, Ann, and I started dating, she gave me her worn, beloved
copy of "THD." I liked it so much that I marked passages with
post-it notes and took Ann on a tour based on the characters, settings,
and events of your book. The tour was a real bonding (as in Norman Bond)
experience for us, and a few months later we got engaged. My next assignment
is Beijing, and we're moving there next year. Although the world--and
the UN--has changed enormously since you wrote "The Highest Dream"
your ideas and idealism endure. Thank you for writing about the United
Nations in its early years -- I'm sure it helped inspire young people
at that time to take the world around them more seriously. Ann and I admire
you a lot. We wish you and your family health and happiness. Warmly,
I have been
a fan of yours for many, many years. I came to this site and others hunting
information on where my favorite authors are and if they are still living.
I'm 65 and I miss some of the old books I used to read. Not only yours
but Victoria Holts, and Mary Stewarts. I wish you another 99 years and
much health to achieve it!
I have enjoyed your books since I was a teenager in the 9th grade and
am 40 now. I have every one, literally. Thank you for taking me to places
I would never have been able to go on my own. Sincerely,
I am a big,
13 year old fan of Phyllis A. Whitney. I have read just about all of her
books! I LOVE HER BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!! I really like Skye Cameron! It's the
I have been
a fan since 1984 or 85 (middle school basically)!! I was hooked from the
moment I picked up my very first book, The Golden Unicorn. Almost 20 years
later you still have the power (through words) to captivate me right to
the end! Thank you for all the many books you have written. I know you
have fired up a love of reading in many a child.
I have been
a Phyllis Whitney fan since the early 60's. I have either read or have
all but 4 of the 39 listed adult suspense novels. I actually own 22 of
these books. She is the great. I looked up her website to see if there
was anything I had missed since the last book was 1997. I see she just
turned 99 this year--I assume there will be no more books, or is she still
I am a wife,
mother, and have a full time job. My life is very hectic at times. I love
her books. I have read them a million times. It is the only thing that
relaxes me at night before I go to bed. I have every book she has written
and I just keep reading them over and over. When I try other books I just
do not enjoy them. Mrs. Whitney's books are the type you can not put a
price on. The rewards of reading them are endless.
about this site by trying to find something about the author for my mother.
She enjoys the books by the author. I have read them in the past and enjoyed
A. Whitney, It is an honor to be able to thank you for your wonderful
stories. I started reading your books at a very young age, and knew that
when I grew up I wanted to be a writer like you. And now, many years later,
as I work on my own books--I start by filling a binder, divided in categories,
with page dividers. And written on those page dividers are the treasured
words of advice you gave in "Guide to Fiction Writing." Thank
you for your great contribution, the hours we spend in other lands with
your stories, and the inspiration you provided this author. Best Wishes,
writer, Lee Wyndham(deceased 1978) was a dear friend of Phyllis Whitney,
who provided financial assistance to my Mother in the final months of
her life, so that she would not lose her home....I would like her to know
that Lee's Grandson, Jason, is a graduate of Princeton and UPEN Law and
specializes in intellectual and entertainment law!
Whitney still sign copies of her books for fans? If so, where would I
send my favorite Phyllis A Whitney book, The Golden Unicorn, to be signed?
I fell in love with your writings when I first chose a book in the High
School Library back in 1967, when I was a freshman. The novel I'm referring
to is "Window in the Square". Since then, I've read almost all
your novels through the years, and always looked forward to your next
new novel and I've kept them in favor to read them again. You are superb
in all your novels, and I will keep digging in search of your novels that
I don't have. Thanks for those wonderful times, reading your novels.
I have been
reading your works since I was in my early teens and loved every one of
them. Black Amber and Listen for the Whisperer were the first my mother
bought for me and I was hooked. I'm now in the process of collecting your
works and will pass them to my daughter as well. Thank you for such wonderful
Blue Fire and Black Amber bought from a library sale--LOVED THEM BOTH!
Great stories--no vulgarities-THANX
I just wanted
to wish Ms Whitney a belated birthday and also my gratitude to her wonderful
writing. I fell in love with her books as a child. They were in the inspiration
for me to become a reader in life and to come as far as I have. She also
inspired me to visit far off lands and to expect the diversity that makes
our world so fascinating. Thanks.
I have been
reading your books for over 30 years. I began when I was in junior high
school. Through the years, I have collected as many of your books as I
have been able to find and read them over and over again. Some of the
older books are missing pages and covers from me reading them so often.
I always hate when a story ends, as I have become part of that story.
I can't thank you enough for all the hours of wonderful entertainment
that your books have given to my life.
In 1966 your
book "Window on the Square" started an adventure in fiction
reading that has increased over the years and brought me hundreds of hours
of enjoyment, relaxation, and learning. In my younger years I read a lot
of your work. I am re-reading "Window on the Square" again for
the 5th time. You books have brought me into the romance of reading, and
opened the door to my enjoyment of reading history, adventure, and intrigue,
and many other areas of literature both fiction and nonfiction. God bless
you for your great work. PS. I even dabble in a little writing myself.
I have appreciated you writing suggestions.
I'm in the
middle of Star Flight & I can't wait to finish!
got me hooked on mysteries. She loaned (imposed on me, I thought at the
time) some Phyllis A. Whitney novels to me on a visit one time and I read
them out of simple obligation (or basically because I was worried about
having to discuss a book that I'd never actually read). So, begrudgingly
I read "Silverhill". It was such a relaxing and enjoyable read,
that I began intentionally borrowing Phyllis Whitney books from my Grandmother.
Imagine that! Now, here I am visiting this website to see how many books
Ms. Whitney wrote - and it doesn't appear that I'll have exhausted all
my reading options any time soon! Thanks!
I am a great
fan of Ms. Whitney's books, both her fiction for grownups, and her fiction
for children. I started reading her mysteries for young readers when I
was an adolescent, and have continued to love and cherish her books into
my adult life. To Ms. Whitney I send my sincere gratitude for a lifetime
of enjoyable reading. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
are wonderful! It's great to discover your website and learn that you
are writing your autobiography. I've worked as public librarian here for
28 years, and you still have lots of eager fans reading your books at
our library. We always look forward to one more. Congrats on your 99th
birthday, and please keep on writing. You have entertained us with your
creativity and always leave us wanting just one more new book from Phyllis
Some of the
first mysteries I ever read were DOMINO, THE TURQUOISE MASK, THE GLASS
FLAME, SPINDRIFT, THE SINGING STONES and THE STONE BULL. From these grew
my love for mysteries. I've gone on to Agatha Christie, Barbara Michaels,
Martha Grimes and Mary Higgins Clark, among many others. Phyllis A. Whitney
and Ellis Peters were the ones that I started on. Murder mysteries and
gothics are still my favorite reading material. I've recently started
checking on lists of all my favorite writer's books and found that I'm
going to have to do a lot more reading to catch up on all the early books
of Phyllis A. Whitney. I guess I only started in the '70's. Is she still
alive and working on her autobiography or is it out already? My best to
her. I am going to try to read all of her books.
Hey! I just
wanted to let you know you are my all time favorite author! We are doing
a research project now for English on our favorite author and when she
asked us which author I was going to do! Your name was the first one that
came to mind! Thanks for being such a good author! God Bless!
Whitney, just wanted to convey my appreciation for your work. Got hooked
in the 70's when I discovered your several of your books at the library.
Have had aspirations of becoming a writer, but never the time to pursue
it seriously until now. My husband passed away in August. I miss him terribly,
but my time will be my own, now, and writing, a priority. After reading
several of your books, I was intrigued by the fact, that although you
seemed follow a pattern, and I was prepared for it, I was never bored,
always delighted by the mystery. Even when I began to be able to figure
out the endings, I continued to enjoy the journey. It was evident from
the start that you took your writing seriously. The details of the settings
left no doubt that you visited the areas and soaked up the local atmosphere
as well as the sights. I felt I was there with the main character, seeing,
hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. Thank you for years of enjoyment
and here's to many more. Sincerely,
I have enjoyed
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for many years. I have read most of them
more than once. Ms. Whitney, please give us another book.
reading your books ever since I was a child (I'm now 54!!) They are still
magical to me!!
Hi Miss Whitney!
I love your books and cannot get enough of them. I have read all of them
at our public library and I am looking forward to another great book!
I have every
book you have written and have read some of them 3 or 4 times over. I
am retired in Florida and have been reading your books for years, over
and over. You are one of a select group of authors I would buy by your
name on the cover without even checking out the storyline. Belated Happy
Birthday!! I just learned how to use the computer. You are a very special
and talented lady who has brought me much reading pleasure. Bless you.
Phyllis A. Whitney web site. As some of my friends begin having children,
I've tried to start small libraries for them. Libraries that will grow
with them. In looking back at my childhood, my favorite mystery novels
were Phyllis Whitney's juvenile mysteries. When I came across them in
my school library, it was a revelation. Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon were
also compared to these books. The young people in them seemed more real
and their adventures more exciting. I'm hunting for versions of these
on the web to purchase (AMAZON.com) for my friend's little ones. I hope
at some point the publishers understand what a set of gems they have and
re-release them. Thank you.
I think you
are THE BEST mystery writer ever and I have enjoyed every book of yours
that I have read. My particular favorite so far is "Rainbows in the
Mist." I would love to have your autograph on any copy of any book
you have written! God Bless you and congratulations on your recent birthday!
I learned about this website by typing in your name to find out more about
you, and to get a list of every book you've written.
As a teenager,
Phyllis A. Whitney was my favorite author and I loved her books! Because
I have never forgotten how much I enjoyed her stories and have often thought
about them, I am now--30 years later--rereading her mysteries for juveniles
and am experiencing that same delight. Thank you Mrs. Whitney for a lifetime
of reading pleasure!
I have been
reading your books since grade school starting with the The Mystery of
the Haunted Pool. I recommended your books to my niece, and now we both
are collecting them for our young daughters. Your books took me to some
of the best places at the most important times in my life. I want to thank
you for all my wonderful memories and I hope my daughter will have the
I have enjoyed
reading Phyllis A. Whitney's adult suspense novels since the early sixties.
I have all of them except the first few which I cannot find in hardback
now. I was re-reading The Glass Flame the other day and I didn't know
she had a website, but just thought I would try today and there it was.
I so miss her books but am very grateful to be able to read and re-read
the ones I have. Thank you Ms. Whitney for all the hours of reading enjoyment
you've given me. May God bless.
book I ever read by Phyllis Whitney was Secret of the Emerald Star when
I was in 5th grade. I have read every book written since then and always
look forward to the next one. I am so glad to have found this web site
and would like to wish Ms. Whitney a happy belated birthday. Thank you
so much for many, many years of joyful reading.
This is a
very organized site that is easy to read and get around. I am your typical
15 year-old girl who has read 2 of Whitney's novels (The Ebony Swan, Daughter
of the Stars). Thanks to this site, I have learned just how many stories
she has written, most of which I hope I will sometime read!
Hey hey lady.
I haven't read any of your books but my friend has and she likes them.
So I might have to go get one and read. might be awhile since I don't
like to read.
name is Els van Gerwen-Bloemen and I live in the Netherlands. I have read
a lot of your books in English and in Dutch. I very much hope that more
of your books can or will be translated into the Dutch language, so more
people will be able to read them. I work as a librarian and I like to
advise people to read your books. Many greetings from a real fan born
I have been
a Phyllis A. Whitney fan for almost forty years, since I picked up Window
on the Square at a book store one day. She remains my favorite author;
the one which all others are compared to. Immersion in one of these fabulous
gothics is the best cure for just about any malady! The rich settings
and suspense filled mysteries make these novels readable again and again.
They are true classics.
I have been
a fan for a long time!
has been a favorite author of mine since my childhood. She is truly on
of the best authors I have ever read. If she were still writing today,
her books would certainly rival all those of the most popular authors
being published today. Her attention to detail and accuracy portray places
and experiences that I will most likely only ever visit and enjoy through
her wonderful stories and characterizations. I would love to see some
of her books re-released individually or in collections. In today's hectic
world, I greatly appreciate quick reads and would love to find collections
of her short stories and shorter novels available. Also, especially since
I have a ten year-old niece, I would like to see reprints or collections
of Ms. Whitney's Juvenile mysteries and Novels for young people become
available. These are the kind of reads that our young people need to have
available to them. Thanks so much to Ms. Whitney for all of her years
of dedication to writing such wonderful books that share with us her visions
and experiences that so many of us only dream of.
magazine had a page which listed several books to "Sharpen Your Writing
Skills". Phyllis Whitney's "Guide to Fiction Writing" was
on the list. I purchased that book and then did a search on Amazon and
was surprised to see how many books Ms. Whitney has written for adults
and children. That led me to search the web for more information about
Ms. Whitney, which of course, brought me here.
I have been reading your books since I found them on the shelves of a
bookstore probably 30 years ago. I love your books. You always kept me
in suspense. I could never figure out "who done it" until right
up until you revealed it at the end of the book. With every other book
I read or movie I watched, I could always figure that out right away,
ruining the mystery. Thank you for so many wonderful mysterious years.
May God Bless You now and into eternity. Love
Whitney: I hope that somehow this message gets to you---not because it
is different or special in any way above any other, just "because"
as my 4 yr. old granddaughter would say. I started reading your novels
when I was 12--I started writing shortly thereafter. In the mid &
late 90s I had a literary agent associated with the Harvey Klinger Agency
in New York, and tried to convince her that what I wrote was "Romantic
Suspense," like my favorite author: you. She was obviously not much
of an agent; she'd never heard of you. And after four miserable years
with her, two manuscripts that she'd submitted maybe six times altogether,
I got brave enough to fire her. Then, for the first time since I was 12,
I stopped writing---and nearly stopped reading as well. Tonight, as I
look at my bookshelves, I filled with 28 of your marvelous novels, your
GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION, and other writing handbooks, I kick myself for
allowing someone to trash my dreams---for I know you, the heroine of my
dreams would never have allowed this to happen to her. It's time to push
myself back into the wonderful world of fiction, just as your strongest
characters would do. Thank you, Ms. Whitney. Thank you for all the wonderful
hours I have spent immersed in your books; thank you for being there for
me to introduce my daughters to those very same books...and thank you
for showing me that you should remain true to your dreams. Sincerely,
I love your
books...in fact once I start reading one I feel the need to finish the
whole book in one sitting. I never can guess "who did it" either,
even if I think I've guessed it always turns out differently in the end.
I have now
read several of Phyllis A. Whitney's books. I can't seem to get enough.
In addition to reading Ms. Whitney's books, I need to know more about
her and her gift. How wonderful it is to be able to touch base with her
and to know that she is continuing to share her talent with the rest of
the world. I'm so excited reading about her life. What an inspiration!
read Phyllis Whitney's "Guide to Writing Fiction," how I wish
it had been put in my hands 15 years ago! A Google search brought me to
this site. I was pleased to discover that Phyllis and I share birthdays--mine
in 1932--and though I'm a little late in publishing novels (my third time-travel
romance should be out soon), Phyllis will continue to be an inspiration
to me. A few years ago I read "Woman Without a Past," and I
was so impressed with the way she wove the setting and the plot together,
I used it as an example in a short newsletter article I wrote for a local
writers' group...and last spring another writer and I presented a workshop
on the importance of "setting" in a story, which was very well
I have always
enjoyed reading Phyllis Whitney's books and just wanted to find out more
about her. I especially enjoy her detailed descriptions of the countryside
and plants in her settings. I wasn't sure if she was still alive, and
was pleasantly surprised to find out she just turned 99!
Whitney, I am a big fan of your writing. I love the books Daughter of
the Stars, Woman Without A Past. Also I'm reading The Turquoise Mask.
I just want to say you have inspired me to become a writer. I want to
thank you for allowing your books to be sent all around the world.
Whitney is the best author I have read. I have all of her adult books
except for Thunder Heights, now I have to go find this and read it. My
grandma, mother and I have enjoyed her books for years.
I have been a fan of yours now for many years. I love each and every book
that I have read from you. I know that I can always count on a great book
when it is written by you. When ever I am asked by someone to recommend
a book, I tell them to read one of yours. Recently, I have made my grandmother
a fan. I also want to thank you because you are one of the reasons that
I want to become a writer. I can only hope that I will have just a small
amount of the success you have earned. I look forward to reading your
I have been a fan of yours since I was 13 years old and discovered your
story "Silversword" in a Reader's Digest condensed book. You
were my first real introduction to the world of suspense! Thank-you for
opening a new door of reading enjoyment for me. Your fan,
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.
I am Pamela James from Parsons, KS 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'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 Bretton.
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.
Hi Ms Whitney,
I am Patrick in Kentucky. I am reading your book: Sea Jade. Being intrigued
by style and coherence of writing...I like your style! I seem to miss
the point on comparative romance-western writers. Would you find it a
compliment that I make an effort to use your writing style? What may those
be? Your use of sign posts offers some organization unseen in most other
novels. As for my writing, I would like to focus on The British version
of "The Highwayman," which is kind of a Gothic. And if you are
going "Uh?" (since I am from KY) Kentucky yields the author
and childrens' book "The Little Train That Could." I suspect
I will give my writing a try with your wonderful "Template"
of quality. thanks,
for so many, many hours of pleasurable escape. I am trying to build my
collection of books so own every one possible - I hardly finish one and
then I must have the next on hand so I don't skip a day. It's so nice
to relax, and go on a little vacation through your words.
Hey my name
is Emily and I'm a student at a middle school over in Georgia. I have
read a few of yours books and love them all. In English we are writing
a report on our favorite author and I had to choose you! I didn't like
reading much before but after reading The Stone Bull I love to read, your
writing makes me feel like I am part of the book! If you have any information
to help me with my report about you I would be very thankful. Thanks-Emily
I see that
the site entries stop in march 2001. My hope is that Ms. Whitney is still
alive and well. I want to write stories for young adults and found Ms.
Whitney's book of instruction is at the right store. After reading 3 pages
I had to find out the year of publication(1976) because her words rang
so honest and true ....like she was speaking to me. Thank you for this
website. I will return to see if there is an update. Best wishes,
You have done a marvelous job on this web site. I was looking for a complete
list of Ms. Whitney's writing and this site is so easy to use with all
the lists that you have posted. I enjoy reading the adult mysteries and
look forward to reading more of Ms. Whitney's stories. I loved reading
about Ms. Whitney's life story. It would also make a great bio...wished
she'd write her own. What a read that would make!
Whitney, I have read 40 of your books and am on the 41st one, Step to
the Music. I did not know you wrote mystery books until not long ago and
just finished Mystery of the Black Diamonds. I've enjoyed every one of
your books. There is a few I have left to read and eventually hope to
have all of them read, even the young adult ones. Thank you for so many
wonderful hours of reading.
Hi, I was
looking for cliffnotes for one of her books for my daughter. I use to
collect her books and have about 65. I don't have much time for pleasure
reading since I work full-time and attend school at night.
writing to say how much I enjoy your awesome books. I started with RAINBOW
IN THE MIST and was just enchanted. Next came AMETHYST DREAMS and RAINSONG
and THE MOONFLOWER and SNOWFIRE. For being new to your books, I just can't
seem to read enough. Next I'm checking out BLUE FIRE, FEATHER ON THE MOON,
DAUGHTER OF THE STARS, FLAMING TREE, THE GLASS FLAME, THE GOLDEN UNICORN,
and SILVERHILL. After that, gosh, I don't know which ones. I just choose
titles at random, hunt them down, and savor the awesome reads. I only
wish I could write so skillfully. Thanks for all the awesome reads.
I am currently
in the process of reading your book "Hunter's Green" and I find
it a wonderful and very mysterious. Thank you!
I have loved
Phyllis Whitney since my mom lent me a copy of "Lost Island"
when I was a kid. It probably was a bit mature for me, but I have always
read above my grade level. By high school, I was searching out her books
whenever I could, and loved them all. My senior year, I even did a report
on her. I was surprised after that to find out how many girls in my class
loved her as well- even the tomboys loved her classic blend of suspense
and romance! I am in my thirties now and have recently embarked on a mission
to get copies of all the books I loved as a young girl. You can bet Phyllis's
books are at the top of my list!
I teach high
school English and Phyllis Whitney and Lois Duncan were my favorite authors
as a girl - and my students feel the same way! I have bookmarked this
site for future reference and will suggest visits by my avid readers.
I just got
back into reading novels again & I wanted to read Phyllis Whitney
(my favorite author). I noticed she has nothing new out & I was very
curious as to whether she is still writing.
Whitney, I have read all but one or two of your adult novels and have
enjoyed them immensely. Best wishes.
I love Phyllis
A. Whitney's books! I've been reading them since I was a child of the
sixties and seventies ! I especially love "Silverhill". I just
finished "The Glass Flame" and I had a hard time putting it
down. (Obviously I haven' t read them all at once ). She just totally
captures your attention and never fails to surprise you, even when you
think you've figured out the ending.
the web site because I did a search on Phyllis Whitney. She has always
been one of my favorite authors and I eagerly awaited her new books from
year to year. I wasn't aware of her when her first books came out, so
my collection of her novels is incomplete, but I keep looking for one
I haven't read. The first novel I read was WINDOW ON THE SQUARE and I
got hooked. Thank you so much, Phyllis Whitney for bringing so much pleasure
with your books. I even wrote you one time and you graciously answered
my letter. Thank you for that. Sincerely
enjoyed reading all of your books that I have found over the years. I
am also going to look through your book list on this web site for the
ones I haven't read yet. Thank you for many a pleasant evening.
I just wanted to tell you that I love your books and I am always looking
for your books at bookstores to buy them if I don't already have them.
You are the best author and I absolutely love your books. In the past
few weeks, I've read Thunder Heights, Poinciana, Listen for the Whisperer,
The Singing Stones, and now I am reading Star Flight. I wanted to thank
you for writing such wonderful books. I understand that you started writing
at an early age and you are very talented and your books are so interesting
and I don't wanna put them down. WRITE MORE PLEASE! Thanks so much! Take
care and God bless.
THE QUICKSILVER POOL for accelerated reader in CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, for
25 points, and my classmate has read a lot of your books. He thinks they
are interesting, and I do too. I have only read one other book of yours,
THE FLAMING TREE, and it was pretty interesting.
I just wanted
to say that I love your books. I'm only 12 but I've read 18+ books by
you. they are the only books I read and its not just the young adult novels.
Thanx for writing.
I love Phyllis
A. Whitney's work. I love romance novels, but I am not too fond of mysteries,
but in Whitney's book they are a perfect combination. I love reading her
work. She has inspired me to be the writer that I know is inside of me!!
is my all-time favorite author. When I read her books I am transported
to wherever she is writing about. I can really feel like I am at these
places. So for sheer entertainment and education she is the best!
someone has ask what other names have you written under. I can't find
you have written under any other name. If you have would you send me an
e-mail listing other names. I have read your books and would think somewhere
I would have run across your writing under another name. I just put your
name in the address line and hit enter.
Ms. P. Whitney's books. Paper back mostly. I only have one first print
in hard back. I love stories about women. I love the way she writes the
stories. She doesn't base her books on sex about them but the suspense
of events that happen to them. I like that. I am a big fan of hers and
have been for years. I thank you for this web site and the list of all
her books. Now I can quit buying ones I already have and look for those
that I need to obtain. Thank you very much. I have always wanted to write
a book myself but can't seem to focus on it. I did not know that she also
wrote a guide book but you can be sure I will be looking for it as well.
Thank you Ms. Whitney.
Whitney, I'm a big fan of your writing, I have collected 30 of your books
so far. And its getting harder to find your older books. You are a wonderful
writer. Once I start reading a book I can't put it down. It only takes
me a day to read it, and then I'm disappointed cause I don't have another
book to read. Your are the best. And I can truly tell you I love you.
Thank you for every journey you gave me, though your books.
I'm a mother
of three boys, 5yrs and under, and try to find time as often as possible
to read your books. I always try to figure out who did it but I'm never
exactly right. That's what I like the best about the books. I've read
all your books that our small town library has, so now we've started to
get them on loan from bigger libraries. I'm so excited now to keep on
getting to enjoy them.
My Mom gave
me one of Mrs. Whitney's books when I was around 10 years old, after that
I was hooked and I've read as many of her books as I can get my hands
on. The Golden Unicorn and The Turquoise Mask are two of my favorites.
I can't believe Mrs. Whitney is still writing today and I just want to
say thank you for all the joy her books give to me.
has brought many hours of reading pleasure into my life. I constantly
check for new books on the shelf and am disappointed when there is not
one there. Thank you for all the wonderful books you have written. It
is so nice to read someone who has such a great talent. I enjoy visiting
the places I will never go and exploring the secrets that take you on
a wonderful journey of mystery and romance.
So glad that
Mrs. Whitney is still working on her autobiography. I hope that it will
be finished before the Lord calls me Home. My prayers are with her in
gratitude for her contribution to wonderful, entertaining reading for
so many years.
I was so
excited to find this website. I have been an avid fan of Phyllis Whitney
since High School. I think that I probably picked up the first book because
of our shared name - Phyllis. Since then, I can't put them down. I always
look in every book store to see if there is another new book out. I believe
that reading can take you to many places in your mind. Thanks for all
of the enjoyment that your books have brought to me and your many fans.
to say how thrilled I was to read your book Star Flight. The way you described
the Chimney Rock area was terrific. I live about twenty miles from there.
I'm was overjoyed to find out my most favorite author had written a book
so close to where I live. I have been a fan of yours every since I read
The Stone Bull. I have tracked down as many of your books as I could find
just to read them. Thank you for such breathtaking novels. Please keep
the words flowing.
Site was great but it didn't give me enough information about the author
to help me understand the books she writes.
As an older
writer, myself I feel a closeness to Phyllis Whitney. Is there an address
where I could write her a thank you note for the many hours of pleasure
she has given me?
is my second email in a few minutes. Is there anything we can do to get
the children's books back in print? I have bought a few from used book
stores on the internet, but wouldn't it be great if they became more widely
available again? So many children would get so much happiness from them.
Thank you again!
I have almost
all of your books. I really enjoy them!!
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for as long as I can remember. I recently
became a grandmother, although I am only 44 yrs young. I want my grandchildren
to read her books, just like my kids did. The only problem is finding
them. I truly hope that her books get reprinted. To let them become extinct,
is truly a "crime". I look forward to reading her biography.
I just wish she was writing more. I also run a book store and have introduced
her books to several of my customers, who are now big fans. Thank you
for years of reading pleasure.
I have to
thank my local librarian for introducing me to Phyllis A. Whitney. I had
read all of the books by Victoria Holt and wanted another author in that
genre - she suggested that I might like to try Phyllis A. Whitney - that
was it...hooked!! I have read some 3 times and I never get tired of them.
They have taken me through very happy and also very traumatic times. I
can never thank her enough. Kind Regards,
I am so glad
that I came to your site. I have been reading your books since I can remember.
I am styling my own writing after you. I love your writing style. Thank
you for all your wonderful books. I read them as soon as they are in the
stores! I look forward to reading your autobiography.
I read several
of Ms. Whitney's books when I was in high school some 25 years ago and
always enjoyed them. Recently, our local library had a book sale and I
purchased all of the paperbacks that were written by her on the off chance
that I might still enjoy her writing. NOT surprisingly, I still enjoy
it very much and look forward to reading any books I can find written
by her. Keep up the good work!
of the Green Cat was the first Phyllis A. Whitney book I read. That was
about 25 or 30 years ago. I still haven't gotten my fill of her wonderful
books. I just ran across this site, I keyed in her name and hit search.
for giving me the opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed reading your
books. The mysteries are so involving but I particularly love your sense
of place: the Blue Ridge, Great Smokey Mts, Virginia's beautiful country.
I feel I have been to them all. Thank you. PS: Your books are not so easy
to find in UK bookshops; perhaps someone could give them a hint.
I am so happy
to find this website, and learn that Mrs. Whitney is still with us and
writing an autobiography. I have been collecting her novels for years
in both hardback (for saving) and paperback (for reading). I love her
style, her research, her characters, and her smile. My one dream is to
someday actually be able to write to her personally to thank her for enlightening
my life with her novels. Thank you for this wonderful website.
I love your
books. My favorite is Listen for the Whisper.
Thank God for the internet. I have been thinking of you from time to time
for many years. I'm happy that you are still at your type writer and I
hope you are felling well. My sister Norma also sends her regards. If
you have time I would like to here from you. Sincerely,
a fan since I was 9 years old. Some of my favorites include the Mystery
of the Crimson Ghost and Poinciana. I just finished re-reading The Mystery
of the Gulls.
I have been
reading your books for 25 years. I recently found a treasure during a
move to a new home. A box full of Whitney novels from my teens. I just
completed The Red Carnelian. Are there other novels not on the list?
my name is Lynn Radford. A relatively new fan, I have only been reading
your works of art for 20 years. Your books have inspired me to write and
to travel, looking for my own adventures, experiencing life. After reading
a story today in "Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul", called
"A Season with the Great Sinclair Lewis", I thought I would
ask if it might be possible to meet you. I am aware that you are a busy
lady, but I would treasure a brief meeting. In the meantime, I shall look
to purchase your book on fiction writing. In the event that a meeting
is not possible, I want you to know how deeply your writing has touched
Whitney - How do I thank you for inspiring in me the love of reading?
I was 12 years old - 7th grade, my English teacher required everyone in
the class to read a book and then present a book report. Ugh!!! I stumbled
upon a book in the school library. It was the "Isle of Skye."
I was hooked! I can still recall your vivid descriptions. I have collected
all of your books, and read them many times over. Thank you, from a now
54 year old, fan! P.S. Because of the book you wrote, I have always hoped
someday to make a trip to visit the Isle of Skye to see it first hand.
I am interested
in finding the book "Ever After" from your young people collection.
As that is the year I was born. If you have one or know where I can purchase
one in hard bound, good condition and 1st. addition. Please let me know,
I would be very grateful. Thank you.
Whitney is one of the most exceptional authors of all time. Her writing
captivates true spirit and imagination. When I read her books I feel like
someone understands me, as a reader you are able to connect with several
of her characters and not just one. I will always be a true fan. My favorite
is "Rainbow in the Mist".
I was SO
excited to find your website! I have been a Phyllis Whitney fan for a
long time (over 30 years!). THANK YOU!
I started reading your books in the early 70's, I was in my late 20's.
I have enjoyed them so through the years, that now I am collecting them
in hard back. I read slow but you always keep my attention so I found
myself reading faster and faster to find out where you were taking me
next. I have most of them with the help of a used book store. But I see
that you only have books since 1997 on your printed list. I know you have
written since then. Please update your Adult novel list. As I want to
continue collecting them. Thank you,
I love the
book DREAM OF ORCHIDS. It is the only book I have read so far and since
it is such a good book I know I will definitely read more. I would love
to meet Phyllis A. Whitney!
I have enjoyed your books since I was a young girl, am now 42, I have
always been excited waiting on a new one to come out. Thank you for the
many years of enjoyment. I have been in every story of the adult suspense
you have written and not left my seat.....that's what a great writer can
give you. I can't put into words how much your books have been to me.
Thank you again.
years, I've read almost all of Phyllis Whitney's books. She is my favorite
author. I enjoyed reading about her life on the website.
about this site from my friend in Topeka, Kansas.
I have been
reading Phyllis Whitney's books for a long time and have read each book
many times. I can't wait for a new one!
I'm so glad I found your web site. I'm glad to know you are well. I miss
your novels. I started reading your books when I was ten years old. I
am now fourty one and still have all of your books. I treasure them all.
To me you will always be the best!
I love your
books and have read about 20 of the adult novels. Unfortunately I could
only get these through my local lending library and since I moved area
I have been unable to obtain any more. English bookshops do not stock
your books and even the large web-based dealer (Amazon) doesn't list you
among its authors! Despite this, I roam around second-hand bookshops in
the hope of finding copies of books I have not yet read. I found your
website by searching on "Phyllis A Whitney".
I love Phyllis
Whitney's stories. Out of curiosity I looked for a web site. I was wondering
which was the last published book-trying to be sure I have read it. My
mother-in-law lives near Kilmarnock, VA and I really enjoyed the story
with the Christs Church setting there in that area.
I own a small
used bookstore, and I have gobbbbs of Phyllis' books in the store. I have
a customer who wanted to know about Phyllis and so I looked her up. What
a treat for my customer.
to let you know, I found this website by doing a search using Phyllis
Whitney's name. I am so excited to find this site. I have looked in the
past (apparently quite some time ago) and was unsuccessful. I have wanted
a complete list of Ms. Whitney's books for some time. It is so nice to
have an author you can read, and recommend to others without having to
be concerned about the contents of the book. I have read (and own)many
of Ms. Whitney's books (both adult and juvenile) and am hoping to get
a collection of all of them. I am looking forward to reading her autobiography.
I would also look to see a book of her short stories published. She has
written many short stories, and it would make a wonderful book to have
them many (or some) of them published in one or two (or three) volumes.
Please consider that idea! Thank you for the many hours of pleasurable
reading you have given me. I started reading your books in elementary
school, and saw one as an adult and have read may more. Thanks again.
Hi Mrs. Whitney!
I love your books and am trying to get some of the early ones. You are
a superb writer. It was with perseverance that I found your web page.
I was interested in knowing that you were still with us! What was your
latest book? Was it "Ever After"? God bless you.
reading your book back in the early seventies. A co-worker just gave me
a book to read, she said that she really loved it. I told her that I had
read other Phyllis Whitney books way back in the 70's. She said she hadn't
heard of you before so I went looking on the internet to see how long
you have been writing books. We were both totally amazed at how many books
you have written and pleased to see that you are still writing. "You
go girl!" You are the best. Thank You for many pleasant hours of
I have been
an avid reader of all your books since my high school days. I am now 37
years old and am enjoying collecting your books in hardback wherever and
whenever I can locate them... they are a treasure I want to enjoy over
and over. My objective is to obtain one copy of everything you have written.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me and bringing me so much
I have never
been a person that liked to read until I accidentally read one of Phyllis's
books. Now I am hooked. I read everyone that I can find. They are #1,
and never a bad one.
been a tremendous fan of your books and hope that one day you'll give
us another great novel. Thank you for many hours of enjoyment!
Whitney: I've always wanted to meet you and tell you how much you've inspired
me to read and dream all through my adolescent and adult life. Your books
were read to me as a child by my sister and I've gone on to seek and read
every one. You are the best and I love you and your writing. God bless,
your sincere fan,
I have enjoyed
the writing of Phyllis Whitney for many years! I am so happy to hear she
is writing about herself and will wait anxiously for publication. God
This is a
great site. Your description of reading these books as a child sounds
exactly like me. I loved her books more than I can say. I was looking
for a way to contact Phyllis A. Whitney, just to tell her how grateful
I am for her books and what a gift they have been for me. I know she probably
hears that all the time! Can she get emails from here? or can you get
this message to her? She means a lot to me. thanks for all the interesting
stuff on the website. Have a great day!
Hey, I love
the site but I can't find The Mystery of the Gulls, I need to find some
info. on it for a report in my English class. If you find some, please
her magical books at the age of 15 and have read and reread them all over
the last 13 years. Her books have provided me with hours of entertainment
and comfort. I hope she will continue to write for years to come. A truly
wonderful and gifted lady!!
I fell in
love with the island of St. Thomas after reading Columbella. For our anniversary
last December, my husband and I actually visited the Virgin Islands. I
felt as if I had been there before! Ms. Whitney's writing has the ability
to take you to the exciting places she describes in her novels. I read
all of her adult romantic suspense novels that I can get my hands on.
Ms. Whitney for all the years of enjoyment your books have given me. I
remember as a child reading Mystery of the Green Cat and Secret of the
Samurai Sword and I was thrilled when I recently found a copy of each
book. I still love them and I am 52 years old. I have started collecting
the other juvenile mystery books you have written - they have brought
back a lot of wonderful memories. I enjoy your adult books too, especially
the older ones - The Red Carnelian is my favourite.
As a young,
single mother with limited resources and income, I came across my first
adult Phyllis Whitney book by recommendation of the town librarian. That
was in 1974 and in less than one month I had read every Whitney book on
the shelves! Living in rural America at the time, I was thankful for book
clubs which allowed me the opportunity to begin purchasing my own books.
Many years later and living in a large city, my name was on the call list
at all bookstores for notification of new books as they arrived. I believe
1997 was the last book I had the privilege of reading as recently published.
I searched for a very long time to find an author that could fill in the
gaps while waiting on another Whitney book and I am happy to say that
Mary Higgins Clark books worked well. To date I have all of Ms. Clarks
books and am still searching to complete my Phyllis Whitney collection.
Ms. Whitney's books are very difficult to find I might add!!! That in
itself is the sign of an excellent and respected author. I do so hope
the autobiography is completed soon. I recall a few years ago doing an
online search trying to find any information about my all time favorite
author, Phyllis Whitney, and I believe it was a work in progress then,
so I hope to see it on the market very soon. Ms. Whitney, thank you for
the many years you have given of yourself with your talent and love. You
are truly blessed with a gift from above and it has been the publics good
fortune you chose to share that gift with the world. You have been, are,
and always shall be the very best!
for years of dependably wonderful books. I first read The Mystery of the
Green Cat when I was 9 years old and have been a fan ever since.(We will
not go into how many years!) I always new I could pick up one of your
books and read (or re-read) it and still enjoy it no matter what was going
on in my life. Probably my favorite was Hunter's Green with Dream of Orchids
a close second. I always know that when I visit a place where one of your
books is set, I will recognize it immediately. You do such a great job
of describing the locals. I am looking forward to reading your autobiography.
I just stop
by the web site to see if anything new has been released. How is Mrs.
Whitney doing? I love her books and hope to see something new soon.
I love Phyllis
Whitney's books! I have read most of them and the library doesn't have
any more books!
Ms. Whitney for writing such marvelous books I have been reading them
for over a decade now; some of my favorites are: The Turquoise Mask, Emerald,
Rainbow in the Mist, The Moonflower, I love all of them. I am an aspiring
writer and Ms. Whitney is an amazing role model to have, an amazing women
all around. Again, thank you so much for sharing your gift with the world.
I am looking forward to passing my books of yours on to my daughter. Best
for putting together a website for my favorite Author. Ms. Whitney's books
have thrilled me for years and I am always looking for more books preferably
books on tape since I travel a lot. I was delighted to get a complete
listing of all her books. I will be on the lookout for more titles that
I have not read. I will also read the children's books since I am a child
at heart. I will probably enjoy those as well. If Ms. Whitney reads this
I just want to say your are Super! and that you have provided me with
years of enjoyment and for that I want to say Thank You!
know if she is going to write another book? or what is her latest book?
lemme know if you know, my grandma is wanting to know, thanks!
seen a book in quite a while and I was wondering if Ms. Whitney was still
I love your
books and am patiently waiting to see any new books and look forward to
reading the past books that I haven't had a chance to read. I just started
reading your books 2 years ago and have a growing collection. I am 63
years old and wish that I had known about you sooner!!!!!!
I had the
opportunity to meet Miss Whitney twice, once at the Edgars when she received
her Grandmaster Award, and then again at Malice Domestic. I had also once
written her a fan letter, to which she replied almost immediately. She
has been a favorite of mine since I first discovered her romantic suspense
novels nearly thirty years ago. Thanks to her, I got to travel the world.
Best wishes--I can't wait to read the autobiography!
I love Phyllis
Whitney's books! I have been reading them for 17 years. I am looking forward
to her autobiography!!
came across this website while trying to find wording for an Achievement
Award for high school students. I have long been a fan of PW's books (
I think I started reading them when I was in the 9th grade - about 35
years ago) I was glad I could share her novels with my daughter now age
20) I have been out of touch with reading the lst 2 or 3 years but this
has prompted me to pick up some of her books again. One thing I can state
is that PW's books are timeless and definitely in my "keeper"
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