Author Robert Whitlow

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina. Robert Whitlow’s biography via his website

Life-SupportHow can Attorney Alexia Lindale support the wishes of her client when the goal is a near-certain death?Baxter Richardson epitomizes the American dream: good looking, wealthy, and recently married to a beautiful woman. But when Baxter plunges off a cliff and onto the rocks below, his life and the lives of those around him are forever changed.

Bright young attorney Alexia Lindale never knew Baxter. But she knows the law. And she’s used to winning. As a prominent local divorce lawyer, she’s used to the men of Santee, South Carolina cringing when their soon-to-be ex-wives hire her. But then her firm assigns her to Rena Richardson and Alexia’s life turns upside down.

Rena doesn’t want a divorce. She wants to unplug her husband, Baxter, from life support, claiming its what Baxter would have wanted. But Baxter’s father is threatening to legally override Rena.

Everyone involved has ulterior motives. Yet God has higher plans. Filled with legal twists, deep questions about life and death, and truly memorable characters, this fast-paced, two-part series delivers a story that will stay with you long after the last page.

Here is another interview (email style) that I had the privilege to do. This time I asked Robert Whitlow the same questions I asked Irene Hannon. If you want to read her answers, you can click here to read that post.

Would you recommend an aspiring author to get some kind of formal training?

Robert Whitlow: If available at a reasonable cost. There are a lot of good books on writing. You might want to check out Self Editing for Fiction Writers as a place to start.

How often and how long would you recommend a starting author to write?

Robert Whitlow: It’s important to write every day if possible. One hundred good words is better than no words. I aim for a 1000 words a day.

What do you do when you have writer’s block?

Robert Whitlow: Review some of what I’ve written the previous day. That usually does the trick and triggers a thought or snippet of dialogue to build on.

How long does it take you to write a book?

Robert Whitlow: Ten-eleven months, including editing.

How often do you publish a book?

Robert Whitlow: One per year

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Robert Whitlow: Either life experiences of imaginative thoughts about characters or plot.

How do/did you build your voice/brand as an author?

Robert Whitlow: Voice emerges as you write.

How often do you edit/rewrite before you believe your manuscript is read for publishing?

Robert Whitlow: I edit daily, then go through at least two full edits of the manuscript. I like editing because it is a chance to make a book better.

Do you do any of your own marketing for your books and if yes, what do what do?

Robert Whitlow: I maintain a website. There is publicity related to the film versions of the stories.

How did you know you wanted to be an author?

Robert Whitlow: I wrote my first novel, The List, for my wife. It was accepted for publication, which launched my career. Writing is part-time. I still practice law as my primary profession.

For those of you who wish to find out more about Robert Whitlow or want to check out his books, you can visit his website


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