Book Review: "'Oleanders in June' a historical novel set in Galveston

Galveston County Daily News  |  September 7, 2019

Well researched and written, the author has created a historical novel based on a pivotal event in Galveston Island’s history, which took place in September 1900. Theoretically ideally located, it was called “The Wall Street of the South” by the late 19th century... Read more

Book Review: "'Oleanders in June' delivers a gritty Galveston tale

Galveston County Daily News  |  August 17, 2019

There have always been hurricanes in Galveston — and there always will be. And there have been many books on The Great Storm of 1900, and there will be more. Yet, none as detailed or intimate as found in the 574 pages of “Oleanders in June” by Whitney Vandiver. Vandiver provides an almost day-by-day story of several Galvestonians’ lives from May... Read more

Book Review: Just in Time for Hurricane Season

Galveston County Daily News  |  August 14, 2019

f you haven’t picked up and read a copy of this book – and you live in the Galveston area – what are you waiting for?  Even if you don’t live in the Galveston area, this book has enough romance, human interest, and historical data to satisfy just about anyone who loves to read.  Filled with an amazing amount of historical information about Galveston... Read more

Press Release: Oleanders in June Climbs Best Seller List

Northern Pines Press  |  June 13, 2019

For Immediate Release: Oleanders in June, the debut novel by Texas author Whitney Vandiver, hit #77 on the Amazon Best Seller List for American Historical Romance. The novel, which is set in the summer of 1900 before the Great Storm that made U.S. history, released on June 8, 2019.... Read more

Press Release: Celebration of Local Author's Debut Novel to Benefit Rosenberg Library

Northern Pines Press  |  May 13, 2019

For Immediate Release: An event celebrating the publication of a local author's debut novel will be donating 10% of profits to benefit the Galveston and Texas History Center of the Rosenberg Library. Pearland author Whitney Vandiver will be hosting the event to announce the publication of her debut novel, Oleanders in June, which is based in Galveston.


"The Rosenberg Library is a key center of Galveston culture, with a rich history of its own," says Vandiver. "The GTHC's efforts to preserve Galveston's written and oral histories is an essential step.... Read more

"5 Questions with Soon-to-be-Author Whitney Vandiver"

The Self Publishing Agency  |  March 19, 2019

She’s is TSPA’s first historical-fiction author – and while we didn’t know anything about the area or disaster she details in her book, Whitney Vandiver’s spark and passion make us want to walk the streets of Galveston with her.

1) When writing this book, what came easier to you - the location or the characters?

The location, by far, because it was the impetus behind my writing the book. Galveston Island has a rich cultural history that includes the Karankawa tribe... Read more

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