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Phyllis Smallman

Canada (b.1945)

Phyllis Smallman's love of books led to various library jobs in southern Ontario towns like Brantford, Grimsby, and Ancaster, where she hid out in the stacks reading mysteries. She then turned her hand to writing them, winning the first Arthur Ellis award for best unpublished manuscript, which lead to a publishing contract. Smallman lives in Englewood, Florida six months of the year and writes mysteries about the Mangrove coast of Florida.