Phyllis A. Russell-Gilmer

Phyllis Russell-Gilmer, a native Detroiter who currently resides in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is married and the mother of two sons. They have each blessed her with a grandson and granddaughter.


Phyllis has always had a curiosity and a desire to learn more about the world in which she lives while sharing that knowledge with the youth around her, commencing with her own children. She began writing as a young child, with a special love for poetry. She has written numerous short stories and a wide variety of poems, ranging from humorous to insightful and inspirational. Several of her poems have appeared in editions of the International Library of Poetry, an annual publication.


Phyllis elected to retire from a position within the automotive industry several years ago. This allowed her to give increased attention to her passion for writing. When she’s not engrossed in her literary craft, she enjoys playing golf, the card game of Bridge, horseback riding and spending time with her four grandchildren.


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