Phyllis R. Dixon


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I write to share some truth, entertain, and inform. Hopefully, all at the same time.


Phyllis R. Dixon has signed a two-book deal with Kensington Publishing. Her next book, INTERMISSION, will be released in 2023. In this highly anticipated novel, a once-popular girl group from the 90's must decide if they can forget their past long enough to save their future.


Down Home Blues 

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Eden, Arkansas is a town you are from, not move to. But when divorce, foreclosure, domestic violence, and an all-expense paid trip (also called prison) disrupt the Washington siblings perfectly planned lives, they end up back down home. Instead of serenity, sibling rivalries, divided loyalties and money squabbles resurface. Even the good news, that there may be natural gas on their father s land, causes conflict. When their father, C.W. Washington, one of the largest landowners in the county, announces his engagement, barely six months after his wife's death, his daughters fear Viagra is clouding his judgement (his sons say go for it). Homemade preserves and family dinners are welcome by-products of the move down home. Unfortunately, family members aren't always singing in the same key. But just a few notes can switch a gloomy blues tune to the soundtrack for a good time. What song will the Washingtons play?


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Phyllis Dixon is an amazing writer. 

Janis Kerney

Chapter President

National League of American Pen Women

Praise & Reviews

Down Home Blues does a fantastic job of exploring how individuals and families interrelate…

A rich drama with all the ingredients to hold our attention.

Dwight Fryer Author and NAACP
Image Award Nominee


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Now Booking Dates for the 2023 Intermission Book Tour
In-Person and Virtual

About Phyllis R. Dixon

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Phyllis earned a B.A. in Business Administration from
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She spent over thirty years with the U.S.
Treasury Department as a National Bank Examiner. During this time she also owned a
bookstore. She enjoyed being around books, authors and readers, and decided to follow
her original dream and become a writer. She is the author of the novels Forty Acres, Down
Home Blues and the forthcoming Intermission. She has contributed to Chicken Soup for the
African American Woman’s Soul as well as newspaper and magazine articles on books, and
black history...........