Lyda Phillips was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when she was six. She has degrees from Northwestern, Columbia and Vanderbilt universities. She worked as a journalist for more than twenty years, including for trade papers, weeklies, dailies, and United Press International in New England and Washington, D.C., where she covered the U.S. Treasury Department. She has also worked for political campaigns, polling companies and as a public relations executive.
Her novels have been been featured at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, on Memphis television, the Memphis Downtown Rotary Club, the Southern Festival of Books, the Children’s Multicultural Book Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Inde Pen Series at Karibu Books, and the Baltimore Book Festival.
She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and a cat who came to stay. She writes reviews and essays for Chapter16.org.
She is the author of two award-winning young-adult novels:
Works in Progress:
MEDITATIONS OF AN ANIMIST:
THE SNOW LION: