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Jolene R. Whitten

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Jolene Whitten was born in Bend, Oregon, and due to her father's Air Force career, also lived in Washington, France, California, England, and Nevada before moving to Texas at the age of fifteen. Other than a couple of years spent in Montana, she and her husband have continued to make Texas their home. After graduating from Midwestern State University, she spent one year as a high school English teacher. Quickly realizing teaching was not her calling, she sought employment elsewhere and found her true passion, working as an adult probation officer, and later as a federal probation and pretrial services officer.

Soon after retiring from U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services in 2014, Jolene began writing her first novel, A Thousand Fibers. Her
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First, the 1940s London of A J Pearce's novel, Dear Mrs. Bird. Why would I want to live in London during WWII? Because my m…more
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First, the 1940s London of A J Pearce's novel, Dear Mrs. Bird. Why would I want to live in London during WWII? Because my mom grew up in England during the war and after hearing all of her stories about it over the years, I'd like to experience what she lived through as a girl, firsthand.
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I'm obviously terrible at keeping this blog current! My fourth book was just published and I look forward to hearing what you think of Daisy's Design. I've also ventured out more into the world of social media, including Instagram and Facebook. Meanwhile, I'm working on another novel, which is quite different from anything else I've written. I'll try to do better at keeping this blog current...wou Read more of this blog post »
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