3 Bestsellers, 2 Gold IPPYs, Family-Friendly
& ‘best ever read,’ say our readers.
Do we have eBooks? Yes, we sell our ebooks as PDFs here …
you’ll also find them at your favourite eBook Store.
Lizzie: Lethal Innocence was the first book Joyce published for her husband, Robert, and that book, due to popular demand, became a bestseller and a series of four, the Lizzie Series. Robert wrote and Joyce alternated the release of these two series capturing the interest of so many and producing 3 bestsellers. Lizzie became his favourite character … she was based on his own character and experiences as a kid entrepreneur during WW2 and beyond.
Robert’s second female lead character was Nancy Wilson in the Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, who came to Victoria BC as a 4-year-old in 1900. When the popularity of Book One caused many requests for Hardcover copies, we ordered them, but too many! The Victoria Chronicles HARDCOVER TRILOGY is now selling at cost for a meager $10/Book (originally $93/3), half the price of the Paperback copies – and being given away to Middle and Secondary Schools.
By 1970, Robert had worked all over the world, lived in Australia for awhile, and finally ended up here in Victoria, BC where Joyce was born and still lived. They met, joined forces in 1985, and in the 90s Robert (and Joyce) became writers and later sold their books at markets. Many authors met Robert and told him they were very envious of his method of selling because it was so successful, but there was no ‘method,’ he was simply just Robert!
They printed too many books of these series and many boxes are left over – over a hundred boxes stacked in their garage! Joyce, now Robert’s widow, wants to give them to local schools. There are enough for the Middle and High schools of Victoria and area. So, beginning in October, some of the school boards (hopefully all, after she talks to them) will be sending out a letter to their schools/librarians for their orders. They must say ‘YES’ …
Robert sadly passed away in August 2017 at the age of 84 after a long battle with old injuries and lung problems from the coalmines in England and Europe. Although he wrote about history, many of his friends and readers are still quite unaware of his own fascinating story which Joyce is now writing. She gives us a short synopsis on his Biography.
Joyce is grateful to be able to honour her husband’s memory and the twenty years they worked so hard at their labour of love. They had so much fun producing these books and audio products for our readers and fans and it certainly gave them something to do in their ‘retirement.’ Having a lot of time to think while recovering from a recent fractured hip, Joyce realized she must continue with the books for at least a few more years.
Joyce now needs your support more than ever. All the warehouse books are now in her garage and she has drastically reduced the now tax-free price of Robert’s two popular series (details below) for the general public but time is running out as she now has time to donate the books. She knows retirement is coming as her days of lugging books and tables to markets are waning but she has one more book to write and publish … her memoirs including Robert’s too!
Joyce has slashed the price of their two Series books to BELOW HALF PRICE!! Originally selling for $78 … go to Bookstore in the Tab above or from several of our Facebook Pages by selecting the blue ‘Shop Now‘ link. You’ll find the 4-Book LIZZIE SERIES is now only $35 and the Victoria Chronicles Trilogy (Hardcovers) is $30. Yesterdays: A Collection of Short Stories is only $10.
Questions? Feel free to message Joyce on Messenger or Facebook
Local Orders (Updated Sept/18): Order at our Store on this website and pick up in Central Saanich. Online orders are greatly preferred for mail orders as they take less time for Joyce to organize. Please leave a voicemail (so we don’t play endless phone tag) or text me 250-857-0840 … or messenger etc. If you are a visitor to Victoria BC, contact Joyce who can usually arrange delivery to your hotel. Receiving 2-3 days warning is great 🙂
Shaw TV’s Rajie Kabli speaks with the authors in 2014,
months before ‘Silent Destiny,’ Robert’s last novel was published.
If you miss him at the Market, take a listen and enjoy his laugh
as he now roams the garden paths in Heaven.
Robert passed away in August 2017. He was forever young at 84 years.
One of Robert’s favourite reader stories … told to him at the market by a woman’s daughter when they moved her mom into a Care Home. “Mother told us not to buy her any more books. She said she had all the books she would ever need for the rest of her life … Robert’s “Victoria Chronicles Trilogy.” She must have read them 30 times and she was still reading before she passed on at 95 years! Her 93-year-old sister quickly took them over, leaving me to wait even longer for my turn!”