About Me

Hi. My name is Phyllis and I have a story to tell.

I’m a semi-retired clinical social worker and live in South Florida. I moved from Wisconsin as a newlywed forty-nine years ago (Wow!! That’s a lifetime ago). I have four grown children, six grandchildren, and my husband and I live with our Yorky, Lars.

At the age of forty, I decided on a whim to go to college. Six years later I had a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I retired in 2015 as a school social worker.

When I retired, I decided to write a book (as I said, I tend to do things on a whim). My first book, “Envelopes of Hope,” is a novelette that was inspired by a family member who overcame drug addiction. My first novel, “When Shadows Linger,” is the story of a young widow who relocates from Wisconsin to Vermont seeking a new life. And my third is historical fiction–“My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette.” It is a story that started out as a tribute to my mother’s family who came to America in the early 1900s. As I wrote, I realized it is a tribute to all who have come, and are still coming, to America for a better life. I will address each in more detail in the Posts section. I published “The Primrose Garden,” the sequel to “When Shadows Linger,” in 2019. It is a mystery/romance–the story of siblings who try to keep their family together after the sudden tragic deaths of their parents.

I hope you will visit my website often to learn more about me, and to find out what promotions I have going on.

Take care.