Official Website of Writer and Author
For me writing is a passion and I love putting down the thoughts of my characters on to paper.
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 grown-up married children: I wrote a few stories for them, and now find myself writing for my grandchildren.
I am an avid reader ranging across the various genres and often panic if I can't immediately find a book to read. I attended creative writing courses 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 have been shortlisted in competitions), poetry and three one-act plays. One short story was broadcast by a local radio station. I became a member of The Haslemere Writers' Circle (sadly no longer in existence) and I was for a time on the committee of the annual Grayshott Literary Festival (also sadly no longer in existence).
I have spent many years treading the boards with my local drama group, performing plays and pantomime. I have sat on various committees and was Auditions Secretary for Opera Omnibus (now renamed Opera South). I’ve produced and directed 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’m a trained soprano and have sung solo roles with two opera and musical societies. I also enjoy painting in watercolours and painted the picture on the cover of my first book, A PASSING STORM.
When The Ice Melts
“Phyllis Burton's book "When the Ice Melts" is a compelling, romantic and thought provoking drama. Its two part structure and chapters of varying length make it easy to pick up, put down and resume in a busy world."