About Phyllis M. Washburn

Phyllis M. Washburn won first place in a National League of American Pen Women - Cape Cod Branch Haiku poetry contest and Honorable Mention in the Genre Short Story category of the 75th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and the Cape Cod Writers Center as well as leads Wordsmyths, a writer critique group. Learn more here.

Excerpt from Good Morning Sam by Phyllis M. Washburn

The following is an excerpt from Phyllis M. Washburn’s book Good Morning Sam. In this part of the story, Phyllis and her husband Ralph rescue Sam, a mute swan, from bleeding to death. In all, the couple shared twenty-four years with mute swans and the book documents their time in narrative and photos. To read my interview … Continue reading

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A Love Story: Interview with Phyllis M. Washburn on her book Good Morning Sam

Phyllis Washburn sent me a copy of the book she’d written, Good Morning Sam, which includes many of her husband Ralph’s photos. In photos and words, theirs is the story of the mute swan Sam, whom they named when he accepted them as part of his natural world. Over the years, the couple saved Sam … Continue reading

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