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Phyllis Stewart
Location: Naperville, IL
Gender: Female
Born: No, product of Ace Robotics.
Interests: Coughing, breathing, sleeping.
Member: Premier Author
Joined: March 2012
I have written eight novels. ISLAND, SPEECHLESS, REPENTANCE, DETOUR, SNAPSHOTS, DEMON, BLAZE, and CHOICES. Seven are on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions, along with the novella The Stone House MURDERS. You also may read some of them for free on this site.

I began writing twenty years ago, exclusively poetry until fall of 2011, when for some strange reason (I can guess why, but you wouldn't believe it if I told you), I just started writing a book that went on for 140,000 words. I still love poetry and continue to add to my collection of original poems and favorites by others.

Photo is of me with Charisma's Serendipity, a Tibetan Spaniel puppy I bred. She is now an AKC Grand Champion living with her new owner in CA.

I'm also a member at Fan Art Review, our sister site. I do photo retouching and digital paintings from photos on the side. I have galleries of all my work here:
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FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! The 2018 #2 Ranked Novelist!
January 1 at 9:26PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Phyllis!
    January 2 at 12:59AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on you great work in 2018! judi
    January 3 at 9:25AM
    sandramitchell: Huge congratulations, Phyllis! :)) xxxxx
    January 3 at 2:49PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: My Father Was a Racist finished first in the contest "Father's Day contest"
June 21 at 12:13AM
    Ginnygray: Congratulations Phyllis on a great win!
    June 21 at 1:02AM
    Spitfire: Congratulations on winning first place.
    June 23 at 12:21AM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! 2016 Short Works Writer of the Year!
January 1 at 12:00AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Phyllis. Yes'm. :))
    January 1 at 1:21AM
    Dean Kuch: Great job, Phyllis, all year long!
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    January 1 at 1:52AM
    michaelcahill: AWESOME YEAR, Phyllis!!!
    Happy New Year. Hopefully, I'll be around more. IOU many, many reviews etc..... mikey
    January 1 at 3:06AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, Phyllis, so well deserved.
    January 1 at 6:21AM
    Dean Kuch:  photo Penguins20New20Year_zps26to0gwl.jpg
    ~Dean :)
    January 1 at 7:11AM
    sandramitchell: Congratulations, Phyllis, you really deserved this trophy! xxxx
    January 1 at 7:31AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your well-deserved honor of being top Short Works Writer of the Year. Keep turning them out in 2017! judiverse
    January 1 at 7:43AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your achievements in 2016. Have a wonderful New Year. judiverse
    January 1 at 8:55AM
    Ulla: Congrats, Phyllis. So well deserved. Ulla:)))
    January 1 at 11:14AM
    lancellot: Congratulations
    January 1 at 11:23AM
    giraffmang: Woohoo... nice one!
    January 2 at 3:47AM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Phyllis. Awesome win.
    :) e
    January 2 at 12:02PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thank you all. If you hadn't read and reviewed my work, I would not have the trophy, so it's partly yours.

    Have a terrific year! :)
    January 3 at 2:19PM
    Louise Michelle: Oh, dear, just seeing this now. A belated congratulations to a very talented lady.
    April 22 at 9:34AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Happy birthday to you - Happy Birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear Phyyyyyyyylis...

    and may you have many more, my friend.
    May 12 at 11:53AM
    sunnilicious: Congratulations! Have a great Mothers Day Weekend too!
    May 13 at 5:25PM
    Lakieshae: Kiddos to you for great work....
    February 6 at 5:02AM
    Sasha: I wouldn't get my septum pierced if you paid me to do it. That really hurts. I may like my piercings but I am not into pain.
    December 13 at 9:12PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! #5 Ranked Novelist of 2016!
January 1 at 12:00AM
    michaelcahill: Just throwing this in while your at it, eh?
    You must've written a million words this year.
    January 1 at 3:07AM
    Dean Kuch: Two for the price of one.
    That's just good business, Phyllis, heh-heh.
    Great job!
    ~Dean :)
    January 1 at 7:13AM
    lancellot: Congratulations on your double accomplishment!
    January 1 at 11:24AM
    Ira White: Congratulations and salutations! Glad for you getting the recognition you deserve.
    January 24 at 6:57PM
    Lakieshae: Sorry I meant kudos...
    February 6 at 5:07AM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! Honorable Mention in the reviewing contest!
September 1 at 7:28AM
    rama devi: Congrats! Much deserved! :-)))
    September 1 at 8:51AM
    F. Wehr3: Congrats!
    September 1 at 10:16AM
    michaelcahill: There on the money. Its about time. LOL!!! See, you'll always be needed! Congrats!
    September 1 at 11:12AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    September 1 at 11:46AM
    giraffmang: Congratulations Phyllis.
    September 1 at 12:43PM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulation & salutations, Phyllis.
    Great job!
    ~Dean :}
    September 1 at 3:15PM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Phyllis. :) ellen
    September 1 at 5:35PM
    I am Cat: Congratulations Phyllis!
    September 2 at 12:17AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thanks, everyone. Hardest five bucks I ever made. LOL! :)
    September 4 at 10:03PM
    royowen: Well done, Phyllis another first
    September 8 at 6:47PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! I Really Shouldn't is the new Story of the Month!
August 21 at 12:13AM
    Dean Kuch:  photo winnersmiley_zpsc8tc3oaz1_zpsgpj08y0m.gif
    Congratulations, Phyllis. This comes as no surprise.
    August 21 at 12:46AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!!! My favorite!!!!
    August 21 at 1:23AM
    Taffspride: Congratulations.
    August 21 at 10:12AM
    sandramitchell: Congratulations, Phyllis!! Very well done and so deserved! :) xxxx
    August 21 at 10:19AM
    lancellot: Congrats, you deserved this win.
    August 21 at 11:26AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your great Story of the Month win! judi
    August 21 at 11:50AM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Phyllis. :) e
    August 21 at 3:00PM
    Mary Wakeford: Congratulations, Phyllis! Very well deserved!
    August 21 at 4:03PM
    damommy: Congratulations! Never a doubt that you'd win. 8-)
    August 21 at 4:30PM
    GoodHearted Woman: Brava, Phyllis! Doesn't surprise me either.
    Just BASK!
    GoodHearted Woman
    August 21 at 5:10PM
    Ulla: Congratulations. So well deserved. :)))
    August 21 at 6:16PM
    Ric Myworld: Congratulations! You're a winner every day, dear, in a contest or not. Ric
    August 21 at 6:46PM
    Gloria ....: Yay Phyllis! You know you're my hero. :))
    August 21 at 8:40PM
    Bill Schott: Congratulations, Phyllis. You should get this every time.
    August 21 at 9:36PM
    Spitfire: well deserved.

    August 21 at 9:55PM
    Jay Squires: Come one, Phyllis. You know you're right up at the top. Congratulations!
    August 22 at 12:34AM
    Muffins: Well done Phyllis. I loved this story. This is a deserved win.
    August 22 at 9:55AM
    Lynn27: Congrats!
    August 22 at 10:31AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Awww... golly whiz. You guyz are just too nice. But thanks. :)
    August 22 at 12:19PM
    boxergirl: Way to go, Phyllis. Well-deserved! :-)
    August 23 at 11:09AM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Phyllis, on winning story of the month. :) Marilyn
    August 23 at 1:12PM
    Kyanro: Congrats! I loved this one!
    August 23 at 1:58PM
    mfowler: Congratulations, Phyllis. Nice to see you in the winner's circle.
    August 24 at 6:01PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thanks to you all. I'm grateful for your votes. :)
    August 24 at 8:16PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Sandra Mitchell Dances finished first in the contest "sandramitchell"
June 21 at 7:10PM
    michaelcahill: Hey, two of my favorite people. I've heard rumours about this dancing thing. Hmmmm......
    Congrats. A perfect ending. :)) mikey
    June 21 at 7:35PM
    BOO ghost: Congratulations!
    June 22 at 2:19AM
    F. Wehr3: Great Job! Congrats!
    June 22 at 9:50AM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Phyllis. :) e
    June 24 at 6:05AM
    sandramitchell: Hahaha!! Congrats, 'my friend' LOL. Must get my poet hat on now!! xxx :)))
    June 28 at 4:18AM
    Ric Myworld: I don't know how I could've missed this piece, but I'm sure glad I stumbled across it. Congratulations!
    August 21 at 6:50PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations the #2 Ranked Short Works Writer of 2015!
January 1 at 12:41AM
    I am Cat: Congratulations Phyllis! ;)
    January 1 at 1:00AM
    giraffmang: Brilliant stuff, Phyllis
    January 1 at 1:05AM
    lancellot: Congratulations.
    January 1 at 1:09AM
    Gloria ....: Yay, Phyllis. You're my hero!
    January 1 at 2:19AM
    judiverse: Congratulations, Phyllis. Good show! judi
    January 1 at 10:36AM
    Sasha: Congratulations. It has been a fun year and right up to the end you were just millimeters behind me. Personally, I think you are a number one writer and am proud to be among so many talented writers here on FS.
    January 1 at 11:43AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thank you all. If you hadn't been reading, I wouldn't have done well, so it's YOUR trophy. In fact, I should cut it up into pieces and mail them out to my readers. Who wants the head? The star? First to ask gets the good parts. :)
    January 2 at 5:31PM
    Selina Stambi: Good work, Phyllis. Congratulations! The star, please! :) xxx
    January 5 at 9:02PM
    ciliverde: Congratulations, Phyllis!!! Well -deserved, my friend :) :)
    January 11 at 1:10AM
    royowen: Well done, congrats my friend great job, well deserved Roy.
    January 11 at 11:04PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congradulations, Phyllis - just popped in for a short while.
    January 12 at 7:17AM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations, Phyllis. So sorry this was so late.
    Fabulous work, all year through.
    January 28 at 3:34AM
    happykat4: Phyillis, I asked fan support but I want to make sure I do things correctly. My question was about a previous post. The question is: I added an additional verse to a poem I have previously posted. I had reviews on it, but I want to re promote it with the new verse... How do I do this so it doesn't come across as though it is a new post. Can you tell me how to do this?
    February 21 at 4:31PM
    Muffins: Hi Phyillis, I changed the rating from a 4 to a 5. Sorry about the slip of the fingers.
    July 26 at 3:33PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! Deadline - Part 1 is the new Story of the Month!
December 12 at 12:13AM
    Gloria ....: Yes, Phyllis! You got my vote because you write good! Congratulations to you.
    December 12 at 12:34AM
    michaelcahill: Yep. She writes gooder fer sure. Congratulations!!!!
    December 12 at 12:51AM
    I am Cat: Congratulations Phyllis!
    December 12 at 1:26AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thanks so much, Cat. It feels weird to win over the superb competition. I almost feel guilty.

    Thanks also to Gloria and Mikey. You two are the goodest fans a girl could have. :)
    December 12 at 1:31AM
    giraffmang: Congratulations
    December 12 at 1:31AM
    rama devi: Congrats! :)
    December 12 at 8:47AM
    Tessa Kay: Many, many congratulations! Well done and well deserved! And don't you dare feel guilty. :D
    December 12 at 10:00AM
    humpwhistle: Congratulations, Phyllis!
    December 12 at 10:34AM
    Dean Kuch: Hey, way to go, Phyllis! Great work...
    ~Dean :}
    December 12 at 12:09PM
    Ulla: Congratulations, Phyllis. Well dserved. Ulla:)
    December 12 at 12:24PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, Phyllis - so well deserved.
    December 12 at 12:47PM
    sandramitchell: Congratulations, my clever friend!!
    December 12 at 1:55PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thank you all so much. No one can win without readers, so it's all your doing, you know. :)
    December 12 at 9:29PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your story of the month win. Well deserved. judiverse
    December 14 at 1:25PM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Phyllis. :) ellen xx
    December 16 at 6:43PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Judi and Ellen, thank you both. :)
    December 17 at 5:23PM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations! Monsters Among Us: Part 1 is the new Story of the Month!
February 27 at 12:13AM
    michaelcahill: Congratulations!! Twas a great story indeed!!
    February 27 at 12:27AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Phyllis :-)
    February 27 at 6:36AM
    sandramitchell: Yayy!! Congratulations, Phyllis!!! xxx
    February 27 at 7:49AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats, Phyllis. Well deserved!
    February 27 at 8:37AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, Phyllis - so well deserved.
    February 27 at 9:15AM
    Gloria ....: Woohoo! Nicely done, Phyllis. :)
    February 27 at 12:00PM
    nancy_e_davis: This is great! Congratulatioons Phyllis!
    February 27 at 12:05PM
    ravenblack: Congratulations Phyllis! Now you can afford some better feed for your penguins lol.
    February 27 at 12:56PM
    Connie C: Congratulations, my friend!
    February 27 at 1:53PM
    gypsycaravan: Congratulations for the story of the month. So happy for you.
    February 27 at 3:40PM
    Leineco: Congrats Phyllis - a great "new world" moister story :-) Seriously worthy of the winning status :-)
    February 27 at 4:43PM
    Taffspride: Congratulations.
    February 27 at 4:46PM
    lancellot: Well deserved!
    February 27 at 6:18PM
    Drew Delaney: Wow! Phyllis. I am so happy for you. You go girl!
    February 27 at 9:13PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thank you all so verrry much. I only wrote it to prove to Dean that, tho I don't like horror stories, I can write one. I never dreamed anyone would think it was good. Maybe I should change to a horror writer. LOL! Nah. I feel more at home in Hell with Luke. :)
    February 28 at 1:45AM

FanStory wrote to Phyllis Stewart: Congratulations the 2014 Novelist of the Year!
January 1 at 12:08AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Phyllis! Many congrats to you and Happy New Year.
    December 31 at 10:59PM
    Jacqueline M Franklin: Congrats & Whoohoo for a great 1st place win. Happy New Year! (*<*)
    January 1 at 9:21AM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Phyllis. Your hard work paid off!
    January 1 at 10:37AM
    Margaret Snowdon: so well deserved, Phyllis - congratulations.
    January 1 at 1:12PM
    lancellot: Way to Go! You did a masterful job and entertained us all.
    January 1 at 2:18PM
    Dean Kuch: Big congrats, Phyllis! You certainly earned it!
    January 1 at 5:27PM
    seaglass: Congratulations, keep those chapters coming
    January 1 at 5:57PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thanks so much, everyone. I enjoyed writing the books, but it was YOU who won the trophy for me, since it was my readers that pushed me to the top. A special thank you to Margaret for taking off last year to edit books instead of writing/ posting them. LOL! No one can top her for #1, and I'm pleased to see she has started a new novel this year. I'm looking forward to reading it, along with other books and works of the talented writers here at FanStory, my second home. Hope you all have a wonderful new year. And remember, the only resolution we need is "Keep Writing!" :)
    January 1 at 8:25PM
    michaelcahill: I thought sure you were going to take off in June and give me a chance. Hahaha. I can't imagine how far out to sea I would be without your help. Congratulations!!
    January 1 at 9:09PM
    judiverse: Congratulations, novelist of the year, and well earned. judiverse
    January 3 at 1:42PM
    Drew Delaney: Sorry for the delay, Phyllis. Congratulations for a job well done. Lots of hard work goes into this, I know. Happy New Year, my friend. Drew xx
    January 5 at 9:54PM
    PatVallesMangan: Congratulations!!! YAYYY! <3 ~ Pat
    February 24 at 3:11PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your story of the month win. A very well-deserved honor. judiverse
    February 27 at 2:20PM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thanks to all of you readers, who really are the ones who won, since it was only because of terrific, loyal readers that I ended up where I did. I love you guys. :)
    February 28 at 1:47AM

Phyllis Stewart: First, thanks to all who voted for my winning/tieing 5-7-5 entry called "A Terrible Injustice." I never write that sort of teensy tiny thing, but I couldn't resist that prompt, with the true story I had.

Anyway, just really want to say that those who review an entry for a contest and say "good luck in the voting" but don't bother to vote keep the vote totals low. Winning/tieing with 6 votes when the third entry had 5 votes is largely luck, since there were not enough votes to make a fair contest, in my not-so-humble opinion.

I wish more people would check the contest voting booths every day. You may find some stuff there (stories, poems, and authors new to you) that you really like. Read a few entries and maybe you'll get interested in what folks did with the topic. Maybe you'll even decide that one of them is worthy of YOUR vote. Just takes a few minutes, and it improves the site for all, including YOU. :)
December 25 at 10:55PM
    flylikeaneagle: I have met many new fans by reading their works on voting day. I review these that i like and vote daily. My favorites I bookcase. Merry Christmas!
    December 25 at 11:22PM
    Selina Stambi: I am a regular voter too, Phyllis. Preach on sista ... this message needs to be heard!
    December 30 at 5:42PM

Phyllis Stewart: Yay! I'm typing on the classic version again. I'm HOME! :)
December 4 at 2:12PM
    Selina Stambi: Hurrah! Hurrah!! Amen!!! I'm home too. I felt like a displaced person.
    December 4 at 7:46PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Hi, Phyllis - just wanted to congratulate you on your ranking for lst Novelist of the Year - as we are off to Portugal on the 15th for a few weeks - also to wish you good health and happiness for the coming New Year.
    December 13 at 10:06AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Thank you, Margaret. Hope your trip was everything you hoped it would be, and you come back relaxed and ready to write. Or edit. Or both. :)
    December 25 at 10:45PM

Phyllis Stewart: Thankfully, Tom has gotten the message from the majority, and we will have our site back to normal in the 'classic' version.

Remember New Coke? Cola lovers complained, so Coca Cola Company brought back "Classic" Coke, so they called it. It didn't take long until both New Coke and "Classic" Coke disappeared in favor of plain old beloved Coca Cola. I predict this site will follow the same path. But it won't matter to me. I'll be drinking Classic FS myself.
December 4 at 5:07AM
    granny goes viral: And thank you for the speed as well. I am surprised we didn't shut the whole thing down. LOL.
    December 4 at 3:44PM

Phyllis Stewart: Not only is the site claustrophobic with monstrous pics so you can't see much of the top 12 and favorites without endless scrolling, but...

It's so SLOW compared to the old one.

There is nothing better here. It's all WORSE. Tom claims it's an easier interface. Maybe for newbies it is, but it's ugly and gives me a friggin headache.

I don't think I'll stay past Xmas if all the broken features aren't fixed. This is a real shame. The site is ruined, for me at least. I no longer even feel like reading or posting. I hate coming here now.
December 3 at 9:43PM
    trimple: Twice now I have written a comment in the 'profile thoughts' but it isn't registering.

    I don't know what, Tom's thinking, but this new set up is positively terrible.
    It's all very well him 'telling us' that it's better, but are we not the judges of whether something is better or not, given the fact that we are the users?

    I foresee a tsunami of members leaving FS. Like you Phyllis, I think it is unlikely that I shall renew my membership.

    I'm all for the fact that the site could have done with a face lift, but take it from me, and many others' Tom, you have butchered a perfectly functioning site into a non user friendly, eyesore.

    It is very unpleasant to use. Not because I am indifferent to change, but because it is now the pits...

    Good luck with your new members.

    I truly hope that you take note of what your consistent members think of these 'so called' improvements FS

    Bloody awful...

    December 3 at 10:16PM

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