Phoenix has been writing since the age of eleven, and has completed her first, full-length novel at the age of seventeen. "The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween," is the first of many adventures to come.
"I'm only a dreamer. I write in a journal, but instead of keeping it tucked away, I show it to the world."
About the Author:
Phoenix Whytock, was born January 1st, 1994 in Portland Oregon. As a young girl, she moved with her family to numerous states and cities across the US. While living in Danville, California, Phoenix began writing her first novel, entitled "The Unexpected Queen" at the age of 11. Sadly, it was never finished, but she hopes to complete it in the future when she has the time to complete the intensive research that is needed for it.
As Phoenix grew up, her writing progressed, taking her to new levels of achievement in the realm of fiction. When she and her family moved to northern Idaho, Phoenix found more than enough time to rekindle her enthusiasm for writing by dabbling in fan fiction to pass the time and soon she was writing on sites such as Wattpad, and Booksie.
She began work on her second book, "Loving Wildflowers," in the summer of 2009, when she and her family moved, once again, to a small town called Bonners Ferry, Idaho when she was 15. "Loving Wildflowers", began as a short story, but the author says it turned into something so much more. The story, set in the southern French countryside, is told through three languages, German, French, and English with translations. This story all too soon, became a part of her recently published book, "The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween."
"The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween", contains 308 pages, filled with love, hurt, comfort, death, and the friendship people experience in their lives—whether it’s in the French countryside or in Chicago working a dead end job while your youngest sister works as a hooker on the meat market.
Everything Inbetween includes stories such as “Loving Wildflowers,” “CRASH,” “Never Let Me Go” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.”
“I enjoy the world of fiction far more than reality,” Whytock said when asked about her love for writing.
Whytock states that this is the first book of many to come. In fact, she has already started her second novel, which she hopes to release this coming summer!
The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween in available at your local bookstores and online.
Whytock is now attending her second term at North Idaho College, while in the process of writing her second novel. According to her, Her French class gives her a headache as she tries to cope with the amount of work that has to be done; she loves to dance, and her favourite authors include everything from Jane Austen to W.E.B. Griffin.
“I love to read everything,” said Whytock, “what is the point of reading if you don’t give yourself a variety to choose from?”
I guess that also means in writing too?
“I tend to try and write every type of genre; just to see if I can do it.” Whytock said. “Though…, I tend to stay away from Harlequin Romance, I personally believe my innocent mind was scared for life when I tried reading one at the age of 11.”
The people, who have been the most inspirational in Whytock’s life, have been her family and her readers. In fact, her last name Whytock means “family of scribes” in Scottish.
“My mother always told me that if I wanted to write, I had to read, everything,” explained Whytock, “and I did. I read everything, things an 11 year old should never had read [Harlequin], though I found it was the easiest way to become knowledgeable in the field of writing.”
Whytock confessed that she and spell check are “secret lovers”.
“I am a writer, my fingers type faster than they can spell.”
Whytock’s advice to aspiring writers.
“My mother told me to read everything, and that is what you should do too. Read everything, even if you don’t like it, you won’t regret it in the end. It is probably the only way to get a firm grasp on the tones of writing. Don’t make a clichéd plot. Your book doesn’t need to be grammatically correct either, it just needs to be yours.”