By Phyllis
                                  By Phyllis

Current Bio

From a Farm in Michigan to life in Florida, then Tennessee, and back to Florida. I grew up on a dairy farm north of Grand Rapids, Michigan and learned a strong work ethic there. I had polio at the age of 18 months and became a survivor and developed into a Type A personality. Both qualities continue to shape my life.

I received a B.A. in speech at Central Michigan University; a M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum at Michigan State University; I have taken post-grad hours in English at Florida Atlantic U.

Most of my life I have been an educator: speech, forensics, drama, journalism, literature and writing. I directed plays, coached debate and forensics, sponsored school newspapers. My last position was as a writing adjunct at Nova University in Miami.

Because of post-polio syndrome, I have had to quit teaching, but since that time I have published ten books. Currently I give writing workshops encouraging others to share their stories--to leave a legacy for their friends and family.


My faith is the main factor of my life. Following God’s will has led our family into foreign missions: two years in Liberia, West Africa. Then my husband was Finance Director for South America Mission for 24 years.