Author Archives: phyllisastill

Phyllis A. Still Bio

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Phyllis is an Award-Winning Author of a “heart-stirring” historical fiction series for teens and adults. But her spark to become a writer didn’t come into fruition until she discovered DAR Patriot, Mary Shirley McGuire, hiding in obscure family documents and never wanted her story lost again. She believes that childhood memories of going barefooted and living many adventures through seven

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Character History: Research and Organizational Tips

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A writer discovers characters by inspiration or by accident. Their stories are so incredible or inspirational they must be shared. The blessing of imagination allows characters to share their personal histories with the writer who becomes the ghostwriter. As a writer of historical fiction, my research requires discovering descriptions, timelines, and eye-witness accounts of real-life men, women, and children. Thankfully,

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