Phyllis is dedicated to building a more peaceful and equitable world. Her work shares the "continuing passion" of Eudora Welty: "to part a curtain, that invisible shadow that falls between people, the veil of indifference to each other’s presence, each other’s wonder, each other’s human plight."
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Phyllis has authored or edited books in multiple genres, primarily spiritual nonfiction, historical fiction and poetry.
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Live near Brookings, South Dakota? Want to learn more about the stories behind Beneath the Same Stars? I cordially invite you to “The Stories Behind the Story,” a revealing look at the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War and the historical novel I based upon it. The event will take place from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, […]
On this Monday in 1862, the U.S.-Dakota War erupted in southwestern Minnesota. Sarah Wakefield and her two young children were taken captive by Dakota warriors while traveling the government road on the Sioux reservation. Today Sarah’s story has been officially released in novel form by One Sky Press. After nearly six years of research […]
On Monday, August 20th, from 7:00-8:30 PM, I will host a “Blessing of the Book,” a Facebook Live event. If you have a Facebook account, I respectfully invite you to celebrate with me the official release of my novel, Beneath the Same Stars, and magnify my hope for the good it might inspire. Just as […]
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