Phyllis J. Burton

Phyllis at home

A BIG WELCOME” to all readers.
For me, writing is a passion. I love to put my thoughts and those of my characters on to paper. I am also an avid reader ranging across the various genres and often panic if I can’t immediately find a book to read. I live among the beautiful south-west Surrey Hills in England, which have given me the inspiration to put pen to paper, or more correctly, fingers to keyboard! I am married with three children and eight grandchildren and they all keep me busy.

I attended a Creative Writing Course several years ago, where I gained enough confidence to tackle something more challenging than the exercises and articles required by the course. I went on to write short stories, (two of which were short-listed in competitions), poetry and three one-act plays. One short-story was broadcast by a local radio station.
I later became a member of The Haslemere Writers' Circle. I was also on the Committee of the annual Grayshott Literary Festival. I have spent many years treading the boards with my local Drama group, performing plays and pantomimes and in one I played the role of Cinderella, much to the amusement of my children. I have produced a full length play and two of my own one-act plays. I have sat on various committees and was Auditions Secretary for Opera Omnibus (now renamed Opera South). I am a trained Soprano and have sung solo roles with two Opera and Musical Societies.I also enjoy painting in water-colour: I painted the picture on the cover of A PASSING STORM.

A PASSING STORM was originally published by Trafford in 2006, but I later withdrew the title, and Matador subsequently agreed to re-issue it. The story came out as an ebook/Kindle version in August 2012 and the paperback version became available on the 1st February, 2013.

Please see details of A PASSING STORM, and my second book PAPER DREAMS, which was published on 1st December 2011.

I have published short stories in two Anthologies: A Silly Tree Anthology - No Regrets, and Nazar Look - Crossing the Paths of Tellers

REVIEWS and more details of my books, can be found on my website: This also includes my BLOG – which can also be found on:


Phyllis Burton
19th April 2017