Author Phyllis Wheeler has done a little bit of many things. (See a 30-minute interview!) After studying English in college she worked for five years as a newspaper reporter. Then she went back to school and became a mechanical engineer working in aerospace for seven years.

During her next career as a homeschool teacher, she created and self-published a computer-programming curriculum (focusing on fun projects for kids) that won first-place awards. She picked up her childhood goal of writing a children’s book and learned a lot of writing craft. With a friend she operated a small press for five years, winning several awards.

Her debut middle-grade novel published in 2021. Since then she has been creating a chapter book series, time-travel adventure for kids 8-11. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, keeping tabs occasionally on their four grown children. Get a free read-aloud short story when you sign up for her newsletter at https://www.phylliswheeler.com !