Phyliss Miranda

She’s learning to be a writer.

 She’s learning to be a writer.

Chili keeps a close watch over my expenses and sees that all the bills are paid.

She keeps a close watch over my expenses and sees that all the bills are paid.

 I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and native Texan, who lives in the Texas Panhandle with my husband of forty-five years, Bob. With plans to write a cookbook, I took my first creative writing class in 2001. One of my favorite parts of being an author is teaching the craft and mentoring beginner writers. I enjoy sharing my love for the new frontier, the Civil War, quilting, and antiques; and still believes in the Code of the Old West.

I blog the first Tuesday of every month, and sometimes in between, at Petticoats and Pistols, Romancing the West of Yesterday and Today. The blog site is dedicated to the love of western historical romances. Come visit me at 

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Now for a little background on me and my writing routine.  I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas.  One of my proudest accomplishments is my two wonderful daughters, two fabulous sons-in-law, and seven fantastic grandchildren. 

Along with three other Amarillo authors, Linda Broday, DeWanna Pace, and Jodi Thomas, I’ve written six western historical romance anthologies.  All of my stories are set in the Texas Panhandle. I’m pleased to say that all six books from Kensington are still available in your favorite format at and

I am thrilled to have my story A Christmas Miracle included in the debut launch of Prairie Rose Publications for this coming holiday season ...Wish for a Cowboy.

In early September 2013, my contemporary romance The Tycoon and the Texan came out as an eKensington book, closely followed by a printed version.  

The first of my “Kasota Springs Romance” series The Troubled Texan is due out in early 2014, with more stories set in small town Texas to follow.

I think one of the fun parts of writing the Kasota Springs Romance series is that many of my favorite characters from two of the western anthologies reappear through the eyes of their fifth generation off springs.  

I’m fortunate to belong to the oldest continually writing organization in America, Panhandle Professional Writers, established in 1920.  We have a strong writing community in and around Amarillo with many New York Times and USA Today writers.

Besides my critique partners, I only have one person who works with me and that’s Miss Kitty, Chili.

Chili makes sure I keep my rear in the chair.

Chili makes sure I keep my rear in the chair.

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