Thank you for visiting my site.

Please take a look around and let me know what you think.  This is a new adventure for me, and I’m looking foward to meeting other writers and readers – making new friends and connecting with old ones.

Have fun browsing!



I write a little bit of everything - fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes even poetry. For twenty years I served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I taught composition, literature, and creative writing. I was editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra, for eight years, and it was one of the joys of my career to see student writers get their first opportunity to be published. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. My home is Nashville, close to my two daughters and their families. I like to play tennis and play the piano. Tuesday nights, I meet with a writers group that I've been in for more years than I will say!

3 thoughts on “Thank you for visiting my site.

  1. Bob Horner

    Need to talk to someone locally who is writing true crime. I have the rudiments but don’t know the in’s and out’s of getting police to talk, getting access to police reports. Loved UNFINISHED CANVAS. I’d love to e-mail, talk, or meet with you. I am a Wilson County resident with Nashville employment and chosen subject occurring in this locale. Above e-mail works.

    • phyllisgobbell

      My co-writer on A SEASON OF DARKNESS (the story of Marcia Trimble, release date Dec. 7) is a practicing attorney, and he has many contacts in law enforcement and the judicial system. My co-writer on AN UNFINISHED CANVAS has a legal background so he was able to find a lot of information for us. Not that I didn’t do anything! Most of my research was in newspaper archives and interviews. Much of the info is public record, but it helps to know someone. We were fortunate that we knew some of the detectives personally. Good luck with your project, and I’m happy to answer your “true crime” questions.

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