Homeschoolers discover us.

Posted by on Monday, September 25th, 2017 in homeschooling, Joyce's Blog

Ever since we began bringing our family friendly books to the public arena in 1998, adults interested in homeschooling have taken notice of us. Robert has met many executives of Canadian and US homeschooling organizations and they often purchase our books for personal use and ask us to bring our books to their area. They […]

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An Awakening

Posted by on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 in Joyce's Blog

After three very busy years, the third one being a health crisis, Joyce is back at the computer making plans. This time, however, she plans to work on her terms and have some fun … beginning with this Blog.

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Self-Publishing Tips

Posted by on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 in Joyce's Blog, Publishing Tips

Have you had a story running around in your head for years? Have friends or family told you that you should write a book? After 15 years of editing, publishing and co-writing 10 popular novels, 3 of them bestsellers, I feel I know a little something about producing books and decided to share.  To find […]

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Writing ‘Silent Destiny’

Posted by on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in Joyce's Blog, Our Books

In brief … the story of  Silent Destiny travels to many parts of Scotland and, not surprisingly, also into Yorkshire. Whittle, athough a Yorkshireman, knew virtually nothing about Scotland before he discovered that my paternal lineage held a great deal of fascinating Scottish history. I didn’t even realize how Stirling Castle (at left) was going […]

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Silent Destiny: An ancient Scottish mystery/prophecy

Posted by on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in eBooks, Joyce's Blog, Our Books

An ancient legend and a 700-year-old prophecy join to tell the story of William Wallace, his family and some missing relics, in our latest novel, Silent Destiny. Purchase your own copy here at our online STORE … there’s also an option to pay online and then pick up your copy from our office, if you live […]

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Find YOUR Niche Market – Part 1

Posted by on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 in Joyce's Blog, Self-Publishing

So much has happened since we began this amazing and wonderful journey of writing and publishing books. In 1998, when I published my husband’s first novel, I had no clue what publishing or marketing was all about and my self-confidence level was pretty low. All that changed pretty quickly as we found the best way […]

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Non-US Self-Publishers need to register

Posted by on Friday, September 27th, 2013 in Joyce's Blog, Self-Publishing

If you are a self-publisher using Amazon/Kindle or Smashwords and DON’T reside in the USA … LISTEN UP!! You must register with the US IRS to find out whether you will need to pay taxes on your book sales or if you are exempt. This is one of those annoying jobs that is very easy […]

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‘Lizzie Series’ still popular

Posted by on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 in Joyce's Blog, Our Books

Fans of bestselling Victoria BC author, J. Robert Whittle, who have read his Victoria Chronicles Trilogy and his single novels, often don’t realize he wrote an earlier popular series, Lizzie. Looking for more reading material while they wait for Robert to write another book, many discovered the Lizzie Series set in early 19th century England during […]

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Women are the Power eReaders

Posted by on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 in Joyce's Blog, Publishing Tips

I found this very interesting article today … entitled:  “Who Loves E-Readers? Your Mom?” The link is now paid content (Aug/15) but the gist of it was that more women over 55 are using ereaders than men or any other age group of women.This fascinated me and I couldn’t resist reading it. I also have […]

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Be Precise, Say it Simply: Seven Ways to Avoid Overwriting

Posted by on Friday, October 12th, 2012 in Joyce's Blog, Self-Publishing

This is the title of a blog entry on Goodreads.com by Emily Craven. Emily is a witty, enthusiastic, and talented self-published author from Australia whom I adored the first time I heard her speak. Her talents include writing informative and humourous blogs and being the author of fantasy and YA fiction. Thanks Emily. Emily’s Blog […]

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