Phyllis Humby and her husband retired to the touristy municipality of Lambton Shores, Ontario, where she continues to indulge her passion for writing. Since 2012 she has penned a humorous monthly column, Up Close and Personal, for First Monday magazine. In addition to her column, she’s enjoyed success with her short stories of all genres. A humorous submission led to the Fringe stage at Eden Mill’s Writers’ Festival, a psychological thriller won a national contest, and a crime mystery garnered the Bony Pete Award.
Before surrendering to her obsession for writing, Phyllis spent nearly twenty years in the lingerie fashion industry which provided an endless pool of material for her memoir Hazards of the Trade (April 2020). Crossfield Publishing also released her debut novel Old Broad Road (October 2020) with its sequel to follow in 2022.