Phyllis Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species—a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon—she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck.
A museum trained historian, Phyllis has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between.
Phyllis began her editorial career after having 25 books published by DAW Books in NY under several pen names. She started with anthologies (see list on another page) and quickly moved to helping fellow writers with their own manuscripts.
She is a founding member of the Book View Cafe, a publishing cooperative with 50 + established writers as members, including Ursula K. LeGuin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Sarah Zettel, and Sherwood Smith. One of her volunteer positions in the co-op is as editor.