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 graduated 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 Intermission, Down Home Blues and Forty Acres. 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. In addition to Milwaukee, Phyllis has lived in Minneapolis, Houston, TX, Pine Bluff, AR and now lives in Memphis, Tennessee. She has three adult children, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. When not reading or writing, she enjoys sports, classic movies and chocolate.