Hostile Takeover: A Love Story Gold Winner In IBPA Awards

April 9th, 2017|Updates|

That's me with the award and my book with the Gold Seal at the 30th Annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards, April 7, 2017, in Portland Oregon. [...]

Hostile Takeover: A Love Story named Finalist in Benjamin Franklin IBPA Awards

March 20th, 2017|Updates|

Really excited that my first novel, Hostile Takeover: A Love Story is a finalist in the Romance category of the Benjamin Franklin Independent Book Publishers Association Awards. The awards will [...]

Inspiring Women at Stimulating Book Club Event

March 6th, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to the many fabulous women who attended the Book Club meeting and dinner Friday night in Newbury Park, California, hosted by Leah. It was such a joy to discuss [...]

Dave Towle Podcast: Inspired by Cycling, Writing, Music and Travel

February 20th, 2017|Updates|

It was so fun to catch up with my friend, Dave Towle, amazing cycling announcer, and chat with him for his podcast.  Just click on the link below to listen. [...]

Who’s your favorite fictional couple and why?

February 13th, 2017|Updates|

I answered this on my Goodreads Authors page. That's a tough one, as two couples come to mind. Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester were such compelling characters. I actually acted [...]

Dreams: Not Only For The Young

January 23rd, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to Books By Women for Publishing my essay.   http://booksbywomen.org/dreams-not-only-for-the-young-by-phyllis-piano/

Wonderful Recognition for My First Novel in UWM Alumni Newsletter

December 30th, 2016|Updates|

Thrilled with the nice mention of Hostile Takeover:  A Love Story by the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee! https://uwm.edu/alumni/2016/12/23/alums-first-novel-named-finalist-in-2016-best-books-awards/

“…A Love Story with Heart”

December 5th, 2016|Updates|

Thanks to my publisher for posting this review from Foreword Reviews on Facebook and Twitter. Hostile Takeover:  A Love Story Reviewed by Debbie L. Sklar December 5, 2016 Hostile Takeover is an [...]

Cool Graphic for Best Book Awards

November 21st, 2016|Updates|

I just got this seal to use along side my book as Hostile Takeover:  A Love Story was selected as a finalist in the Best Books Awards.  Honored to post [...]

How Being a Chief Communications Officer Prepared Me to be a Novelist

November 17th, 2016|Updates|

I'm excited that O'Dwyer's newsletter, the inside news of PR and marketing communications, published my essay. Thu., Nov. 17, 2016 How Being a CCO Prepared Me to Write a Novel By Phyllis [...]

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