About Me

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

I am a semi-retired clinical social worker and live in South Florida. I moved from Wisconsin as a newlywed forty-eight years ago (Wow!! That’s a lifetime ago). I have four grown children and 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. My jobs included child protective services for the state; investigative assessments for the county court; mental health therapist; and school social worker. I retired almost four years ago from the school system and presently work part-time for a county hospital, supervising social work interns who are going to become licensed. So, I have had, and continue to have, a wonderful social work career that I am proud of.

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 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 have recently published “The Primrose Garden,” the sequel to “When Shadows Linger”. It is a mystery/romance–the story of siblings who try to keep their family together after the sudden tragic deaths of their parents.

So, thank you for visiting my website. I have recently updated it and did some rearranging. Please visit often for updates on my writing and other issues I dare to discuss. And tell your friends to stop by.

Take care.