Hi. My name is Phyllis and I want to welcome you to my website.
I want to tell you a little about who I am. Originally from Wisconsin, my husband and I moved to Florida forty-six years ago as newlyweds. When I retired two years ago as a clinical social worker, I decided do some writing. After taking some on-line courses, I felt encouraged to take my writing further. I have completed a novel and I am seeking a publisher, and I am working on the second one in the series. I have a short story that has been published in Edify Fiction Magazine (edifyfiction.com) in the June issue. It is called, “My Joe: A Reflection.” My first novelette, “Envelopes of Hope,” is available on Amazon as an ebook and as a paperback.
Because of my social work background, I tend to focus on issues that dominate our daily lives. I have written about the impact that substance abuse has on individuals and families, young widowhood, and broken families. I have also written about a marriage that lasted for many years.
In 2016 I became aware of the New Social Worker Magazine, an online publication. The magazine publishes various articles in March to celebrate National Social Work month. I wrote an article titled, “A Social Work Career Later In Life,” geared to nontraditional social work students. The publisher of the magazine was kind enough to allow me to do a series of five additional articles. (socialworker.com) I am a regular contributor to Extra Innings, an online newsletter published by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. (https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/writing/extra-innings/)
My love for reading started when I was seven years old and has continued through the years. I remember my mother telling me that reading would take me to new places and it always has. I express this in my writing now. My husband and I do some traveling and have discovered New England. Through my writing, I am able to put myself into places that I have come to love.
There are many authors that I favor, including Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, Harlan Coben, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Kristin Hannah and many others. I can’t name any books that I favor over others because there are too many. I very rarely read something that I don’t like.
Along with my other projects, I am excited about this website, as it is another big step for me on this new journey of writing and meeting new people.
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