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-six 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. I have completed a novel (“When Shadows Linger”) and have self-published it on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats; I’m working on the second one in the series. A short story of mine, “My Joe: A Reflection,” was published in the June 2017 issue of Edify Fiction Magazine (edifyfiction.com). My first novelette, “Envelopes of Hope,” is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback formats. My newest publication, “My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette,” is historical fiction.
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, a marriage that was repaired because of a strong sense of family, and a story about immigrants who came to America in the early 1900s to escape religious persecution.
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.
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I belong to the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs