There is something magical about returning to a familiar place. A place where you were born and where your relatives have always lived. A place you move back to after many years away. The magic happens when you realize it’s the same place but delightfully different. Phyllis was born in Stratford and grew up in Perth County. After high school, and a short career in banking — with a stint as a teller in Stratford — she groomed racehorses, worked at Disney World, attended Wilfrid Laurier University, and earned a degree in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, where she met Lamont Mackay in a writing course. Together, they travelled throughout Europe for nine months, owned five restaurants in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, explored Canada and the United States in a motorhome for nine years, and owned a test kitchen on the north shore of Lake Erie. Phyllis moved back to Stratford in 2018.
Phyllis is the author of Stratford For All Seasons: Theatre & Arts and Stratford For All Seasons: Secrets & Surprises.
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