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Phyllis Campbell has been writing professionally since the 60's, and won her first prize for her writing when she was eleven. She teaches piano and voice as well as tutors in Braille and computer skills. She writes two bi-monthly columns for Our Special, a Braille magazine for blind women. She is the organist at Faith Lutheran Church in historic down town Staunton, Virginia. Her hobbies are knitting, collecting recipes, reading and listening to music. She lives in Staunton, Virginia with her husband, Chuck.
Her work has appeared in such publications as The Christian Herald, The Lutheran, The Lutheran woman, and similar inspirational publications. In addition she has written for the romance market for McFadden's Woman's Group. Her recorded material From My Kitchen has been used by the Virginia Department For the Vision Impaired, and she has written a true crime book under contract to the victim's family.
Although she has sold two titles to the mainstream print market, one of which has been published in the UK and China as well as the US, she sees the bright future of the digital market. "Who Will Hear Them Cry" is her first digital title, it won't be the last. Look for more from this author in the near future, including other titles featuring Kate Talbot from "Who Will Hear Them Cry."
Faith Elizabeth Cummings
on Aug. 18, 2012 :
A PLACE TO BELONG: A Story of Healing and Hope
Phyllis Campbell, author of WHO WILL HEAR THEM CRY, has done it again. A PLACE TO BELONG, her latest book on Smash Words, is another heart warming story straight from her native Virginia.
After 16 year-old Jill loses her sight due to a benign, but fast-growing tumor, she is sent to her Grandmother in Virginia. Her mother and stepfather have their own lives and can only offer her money and financial security. But her grandmother, and the wonderful people and animals who inhabit her life, can offer her so much more. They offer her a place to heal, a place to learn to deal with her sight loss, and a place to belong.
Jill is naturally distraught and frightened in her new world. Nothing is the same and many of the people who were her friends before she lost her sight have now become her enemies, out to take advantage of her vulnerability. But her grandmother, unlike her parents, is eager to help and provides Jill with not only a safe place, but a school, and other blind people who can help her cope and overcome her doubts and fears.
The book is uplifting and shows us all that healing is contagious and big life changes can more easily be dealt with together. thank you,Phyllis for sharing these life lessons!
Jill learns the value of interdependence and true love, and we get to enjoy a great book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)