Who I Am

Hi, there! My name is Whitney Sivill. I’m a mother of three, wife to a supportive man, a student at Utah State University, and I’m a wheelchair-using paraplegic. I live in a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. We were only supposed to be here maximum of five years. However, we loved it so much, we’ve been living here twelve years so far. We’ll probably be here until my husband retires.

I have always wanted to be a writer since I can remember. I spent way too many years making excuses but for some reason at the end of Summer 2019 I decided I was done making excuses and just do it. Thus began my journey.

I love creating stories. I love using words to convey images in the minds of my readers. I have an affinity for romance and fantasy fiction – add in mid-grade and young adult and jumble them all up and that’s what I write. I also have a special interest in including disability themes in my works, as well. Then to add to all that, I’m a huge nerd for Star Wars and Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books. So occasionally I’ll throw in some fanfiction.

For right now, I have one original work called Sweetwater in editing to be published soon.

Sweetwater is the story of Anna, a paraplegic mother of three, who lost her husband in a terrible accident. While on vacation with her family she meets an ex-Special Forces officer, Phillip. There are sparks and looks like love may be possible for her again. But Phillip hides a dark and damaged part of himself. Will this end their romance, or can they find healing in each other?

It’s fully released now, so enjoy it from beginning to end!

I also have two serial fan fictions that are released on FanFic Fridays –

Free to Fly (Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonrider’s of Pern) – This is the story of Missa a young teen girl living on her father’s cothold near Southern Weyr. She has always dreamed of Impressing a dragon, but historically people with disabilities are not even considered. Legs useless since she was small, she finds herself Impressed to a small green dragon named Apeth. But even an able-bodied person has a hard time keeping up with a growing dragon. How will Missa handle her new responsibilities and will she prove to those that doubt that she can do anything she puts her mind to?

Nico’s Gambit (Star Wars: The Old Republic) – Set the in the world of Star Wars: The Old Republic online game, Odette Lise is just another smuggler trying to make a living running weapons and other valuables across the galaxy – and not asking questions. Except she’s not just another smuggler. She’s the adopted daughter of the famed Nico Okarr. One botched job and it will take Odette, Nico, and a farm-fresh co-pilot to find her stolen ship and the contents within it, before Rogun the Butcher finds them first!

My goal is to have the other stories I’m working on either traditionally or self-published sometime in 2020. I already have two first drafts finished so that should hopefully be something I can accomplish!

So let me give you all the ways you can keep up with my work and chat or ask questions or get the latest news on release days and projects I’m working on.

Twitter – @whitney_author
Instagram – @whitneywritesbook
Facebook – @whitneywritesbook
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/whitneywritesbook/

Feel free to follow any and all of these social media. I hope you enjoy reading about my characters as much I love writing them!


Homesite of author Whitney Sivill. I’m a mother of three, a wife and a student. In between, I write clean romances, fantasy tales, and mid-grade & young adult fiction. I might throw in the occasional fanfiction, too.

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