The first annual “Best of the Best” issue of Edify Fiction has just been released. Check it out to learn how you can win a prize. http://www.edifyfiction.com/issues.html “Envelopes of Hope,” “When Shadows Linger,” and “My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette,” are all available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats. … Continue reading News
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
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”!!
It might not be official, but it doesn’t have to be for summer to have arrived in Florida. It’s true. It was 108 degrees in my car the other day; it has been raining for the past I don’t know how many days in a row; and it’s humid. But I’m not going to complain… Continue reading Summer Is Here
Some days it’s hard to force myself to sit down and write. So, I work on my blog or now that I’ve figured out how to do Instagram, I work on that; and the Facebook page I manage for Edify Fiction has to be kept up. Here is another strategy that I use–I take… Continue reading Motivation
It’s not. Lilacs represent a million things to me. Of course they are beautiful and have a wonderful scent. And sure, it means winter is finally gone and spring has arrived. But they represent more than that. I’ll tell you my story and maybe you have one, too. I grew up in Wisconsin and Canada,… Continue reading It’s not JUST a lilac!!
White roses are symbolic of a new beginning or of a farewell. Purple is symbolic of royalty and lavender is femininity. So what does all of this mean? The picture that you see is a corsage that my oldest granddaughter will be wearing to her senior prom tonight, given to her by her grandfather.… Continue reading Symbolism