ABOUT

Hi, there! Let me tell you a little about me. My name is Whitney Sivill. I’m a mother of three, wife, and I’m a wheelchair-using paraplegic. I live in a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. We planned on moving in five years. However, we loved it so much, we’ll probably be here until my husband retires.

I have always wanted to be a writer since I can remember. I started out making excuses, and letting my fear get the better of me. Then I had small children at home. Now that they’re a little older the time for excuses was over. At end of Summer 2019, I stopped making excuses and just did 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. Then to add to all that, I’m a huge nerd for writing fan fiction.

Here is a list of my works released so far on Wattpad:

Sweetwater

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?

Ophelia

Free spirited Ophelia Mackey has caught the eye of Justin Wolfe.  As reluctant as he is to fall for her, her fun, sunny personality wins him over.  But Ophelia’s past sins haunt their fledgling love, and her former lover may not be so willing to let her walk away unscathed.  As Justin helps Ophelia achieve her dreams, will she break his heart as payment?

Free to Fly

(Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonrider’s of Pern) – Never in the history of Pern has a disabled person been Searched, yet that is exactly what happens to Missa.  Legs useless since she was small, her fate as a dragonrider and as a capable young woman hang in the balance at this unprecedented Hatching. The events of this story take place around the time of The White Dragon.  I stay true to Anne’s canon with one exception – the exploration of what would happen if a disabled person Impressed a dragon.

Forged in Flame

(Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonrider’s of Pern) – Missa, rider to green dragon, Apeth, was Searched as a teen to become the first disabled person to Impress a dragon. She loves being a dragonrider but chafes at the restrictions put on her by weyrleader, K’van. She’s accepted her unique contributions to the weyr but never thought she’d find love. A chance encounter with a young journeyman smith and Missa discovers a part of herself she never knew existed and never thought she’d have. But distance and her insecurities may come between the lovers. Can Missa find it in herself to overcome jealousy, accept her body as it is and take the love freely offered before she destroys it all?

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!


I also in development of a series of LDS New Adult romances based on the works of Jane Austen called the Young Single Austens, which are soon to be published.

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!