Jonnie Whittington – Lafayette County Writer

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Jonnie Whittington is a very prolific published writer living and working in Lafayette County Florida. She is one of the founding members of the Writer’s Ink writing critique group in Mayo, Florida. The group has been on a mission to get as many of its members published as they can over the last few years. They are in the process of learning about marketing those books as well as agreed to participate in our North Florida Writers Tour.

Brief Biography

Jonnie Kidd Whittington born at Six Mile Creek in Tampa, Florida is the youngest daughter of Yates and Dollie Kidd from her new and first novel-Kidd and Spitfire Doll.

The daughter and wife of ministers, She grew up loving to study the Bible. Her father’s conversion from the Ku Klux Klan to the pulpit always made her think someone needed to write his story. She finally did it when she wrote Kidd and Spitfire Doll.

She is married for over 56 years to Malcolm Whittington. His years of ministry gave her insight into human nature and compassion for misdirected lives. With a passion to help she traveled two hours every Tuesday for six years to teach women in the county jail in Orlando, and taught Bible classes in her husband’s churches.

A mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jonnie teaches piano at Lighthouse Christian Center and Academy where her youngest son John is pastor. She writes and teaches Bible studies for local churches, is a song-writer and comedienne-entertainer for women’s luncheons and meetings.

Jonnie heard bits and pieces from her mother and father about the life they lived in the roaring twenties and early thirties. The week before his death her father Yates Kidd revealed details about his secret organization. Intrigue took over and Jonnie wrote for others to visit their adventures and exciting tales.

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Books by the Author

Kidd Family Series
Kidd and Spitfire Doll January 2012
Kidd’s Daughter: Another Spitfire (Kidd Family Series) (Volume 2) (Kidd Family Series Book 2) July 2013
Kidds Daughter Becomes a Woman (Kidd Family Series Book 3) October 2014
Kidd’s Daughter: The Preacher’s Wife – 2017

Katy Kidd’s Family Adventure Series
Life in the Good Old Days (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventures Book 1) – 2015
Life in the Good Old Days: Coloring Book (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventures) (Volume 1) July 2016
Old Fashioned Games and Toys (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventures) July 2016
Coloring Book Two: Katy Kidd’s Old Fashioned Games and Toys April 2016
The Long Scary Keyboard (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventures) (Volume 3) January 2017
Piano Zoo – Coloring Book 3 (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventures) January 2017
The Not So Scary Keyboard (Katy Kidd’s Family Adventure – Book 4) Feb 2019
Coloring Book 4 – Katy Kidds Family Adventures in Not So Scary Keyboard – Feb 2019

Bible Study/Non-Fiction
Building Your House – 2002
Protecting Your House From Pests – 2012
Late Bloomer: An encouraging word for book worms who want to be writers – 2017
Building Your House – The Galiliean’s Blueprint – 2018
Teacher’s Manual: For Building Your House – Nov 2018
Wives of the Bible – Aug 2019
Monologues for Wives of the Bible – 2019
Speak: America is a Christian Nation – July 2020

Interview Questions

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
My writer’s group, “Writers Ink: have met for 7 years. We encourage each other. Delores Leggett Walker and I started the group.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
I bought my office furniture with a book payment. But I donated my first book royalties for my jail ministry to put the Bible Study in jail prisons.

What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?
Writer’s Digest

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I have 5 unpublished books I’m working on.

What was your hardest scene to write?
My hardest scene to write was some being arrested.


I am a retired medical office worker who sold everything, bought an old RV and began traveling around the state of Florida with her mother and youngest daughter. My mother has since passed and I work on my books, blogs and websites in the rural quiet of Suwannee County Florida.

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