The first anniversary edition of Edify Fiction is now available. Go to edifyfiction.com for wonderful stories, poetry and photos. And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out page 46. Happy reading!!
Hi. My name is Phyllis and I want to welcome you to my website. Originally from Wisconsin, my husband and I moved to Florida forty-seven years ago as newlyweds. When I retired as a school social worker, I decided do some writing. After taking on-line courses, I felt encouraged to take my writing further.… Continue reading About Me
Patience has never been one of my strengths. But that changed (sort of) when I decided to take on the challenge of writing. the first step was to submit my finished work–and then wait, wait, and wait some more for a response. So, I decided that the process wouldn’t work for me and I’d… Continue reading How I Stay Encouraged
Last Wednesday morning my husband and I traveled to Chicago and came home Friday night. It was a short trip but a wonderful three days spent with Paula and Uncle Nate, two of the kindest, warmest people I have ever known. My uncle has always been special in my life. My father’s older brother, he… Continue reading Chicago
My husband and I traveled to Connecticut for a wedding last Wednesday. The ceremony (held outside with a breathtaking view of trees and mountains) was lovely and the words spoken were meaningful. My cousin (father of the bride) read from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran. While the words themselves were meaningful, the book itself… Continue reading A Bittersweet Trip
“Envelopes of Hope” is the first book that I published. A novelette, it is the story of inspiration, family support, and love. When a family member of mine decided to get her life together after many years of having a drug problem, she wrote a letter thanking me for not giving up on her. That… Continue reading A Story that Inspires: Envelopes of Hope
I need your help. I’m trying to increase my following on my website/blog and Instagram. Even though I try to be a friendly, sociable person, I’m just not doing well enough with the social media aspect. So, I have an idea. If you will be kind enough to re-post this on your facebook page, Instagram,… Continue reading HELP!!
When I wrote “My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette,” my goal was to pay tribute to my mother’s family who came from Russia in the early 1900s. But then, as I wrote it, I realized that it was a tribute to all who came to the U.S. for a better life. As I’ve posted, there… Continue reading Rebecca
Summer is not my favorite time of year. I know that sounds strange, since I live in Florida (a different topic for a different post). But when I get in the car and see that it’s a brutal 116 degrees, it’s not fun. But then, there are all kinds of warmth that I welcome. For… Continue reading Warmth
Since tomorrow is July 4th, I’d like to share my thoughts as to what the holiday means to me. My grandfather came to America in 1907 to seek a better life. Being an American was important to him. He worked during the day and learned English at night. One of the ways that he showed… Continue reading What the 4th of July Means to Me
I want to thank those of you who take the time to write a review on my books. I know that, with our busy schedules and full days, it’s often difficult to find a few minutes to spare. And don’t forget–let me know if you’d like a bookmark to complement the cover of any of… Continue reading Thank You!!
As they say in the movie business when the scene is as good as it’s going to get, “It’s a wrap.” That’s how I feel when I finally finish writing, proofreading, editing, editing, editing, etc. a story. After it’s as perfect and polished as I can possibly make it and it has been submitted–I know… Continue reading “It’s a Wrap”!!