I took a winding journey to becoming an author. I now realize the journey was the preparation. -- Phyllis R. Dixon
Meet 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. She is also a frequent speaker on writing related topics and financial literacy. Phyllis lives in Memphis, Tennessee. She has three adult children, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is an officer of the Memphis Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). When not reading or writing, she enjoys sports, classic movies and chocolate.