School Visits and Speaking Phyllis Wheeler speaks to kids or adults Find bio, photo, etc. on the Press Kit page. The Long Shadow: Where It Came From What prompted the ideas and characters forming in her mind? How does her life experience form the backdrop for this book? What did she learn in researching it? Story-writing basics How to put together a basic story. What do you need to remember to include? What do you do when it’s time to revise? Where to get your story ideas She’ll tell you where she got hers, and give writing prompts to start a creative session for the class. Phyllis Wheeler will speak to your class or group. Use the contact page to discuss!