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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
As you can see, I enjoyed the book event. Everything had been set up by the time I arrived at the store. I had printed a flyer with some of my background information and with information about some articles and stories that I have had published. I walked around the store and introduced myself to… Continue reading It Was Successful!!
Today is my first book event and I’m excited and even a little nervous. After all, will people actually “talk” to me? Will they buy my novel? I became an approved Hallmark vendor several months ago and a couple of books have been sold. So the manager was wonderful to allow me to do an… Continue reading The Big Day
So, here I am. It’s been too long since I’ve posted but I’m ready to get back on track. To bring you up to date, here we go. I’ve been working on the sequel to “When Shadows Linger” and it’s coming along nicely. This is my first attempt at suspense and it’s a challenge, but… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To
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
“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