Dale T. Phillips

 

Dale T. Phillips - Writer

Collections With Other Writers

Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016

Windward, the fourteenth Best New England Crime Stories anthology, continues the tradition of presenting the best mystery and crime fiction from both acclaimed, seasoned authors and exciting new voices. We’ve gathered thirty-two original tales ranging from historical, to contemporary, to noir, and everything in between.

Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories 2016

Red Sky at morning– Sailors take warning.

Red Dawn brings new meaning to the old sailors’ adage with thirty-three brand new stories from some of New England’s most acclaimed mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices.

Some spine-tingling, some rib tickling, from cons and capers to conundrums and classic whodunnits, Level Best Books thirteenth annual anthology presents a boatload of the best in original regional crime writing.

Batten down the hatches!

Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories 2015

Cops, kooks, creeps and cons. Wily cats and wacky grandmas. Hoods, histories, and crafty whodunits. Nothing is spared by a Rogue Wave. Get swept up in this year’s tsunami of twenty-nine never before seen crime stories from a bevy of New England’s award-winning mystery writers joined by several of the region’s most compelling new voices. From classic mysteries to dead celebrities–some light, some dark, some flat-out scary. some downright funny–Level Best Books twelfth annual anthology presents a veritable rogues’ gallery of the best in original New England crime writing. Surf’s up!

“This superb collection of beautifully crafted mystery and suspence stories has something for everyone. The editors assembled some of the best of the best and included suspence, murder mystery, humor, terror and every other shade of crime story you can imagine. This collection is guaranteed to satisfy and tantalize and leave you almost criminally desperate for the next colection in 2016.”
–Rick from Plymouth

Insanity Tales Two

Reality slides into madness in these eleven tales from some of New England’s finest storytellers. Feel your heartbeat quicken as your senses drift to dark places: the howls of horror, terrifying visions, a hint of mystery in the air, and the bitter taste of death. You may never sleep with the lights off again. Six talented storytellers bring us a mix of chilling tales: obsession, premonition, dark psyche, madness, and murder, seasoned by spirits and demons.

“Insanity Tales II” offers the best short story collection I’ve read in a very long time. I enjoy trying a variety of genres, but had avoided anything dubbed “horror.” Since I’m not a “horror” fan, I felt tipping my toes into these waters via a curated collection of short stories would be a safe introduction. If the stories weren’t for me, twenty pages or so would let me experience the genre in bite-sized pieces. Well, one story led to my reading more and more. Each author approached his or her story in a unique way and each voice was distinct. I especially enjoyed Dale Phillips’ “Voices,” Stacey Longo’s “Nobody Ever Listens to Eddie,” and Ursula Wong’s “Spirit in the Stone.” The authors brought the creep factor into their stories without undo gore – a trait I feared would dominate any work dubbed “horror.” If you have a teen-aged person in your life, like a niece or a nephew, I highly recommend this collection as a gift. (NOTE: Make sure you “sneak read” it first as a gift to yourself!)”
— Connie J

Insanity Tales

Enter a world of insanity as you encounter nine tales of murder, mayhem, and madness from authors David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong. Here you will find twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit. If you like your stories dark and scary, come take a stroll through this asylum, hearing ominous whispers or the shrieks of the unhinged echoing in your ears. You’ll find yourself glancing nervously over your shoulder, or wondering about that odd-looking person at the bus stop . . . or even in the mirror. Come in, enjoy the trip, but step carefully, and watch the shadows, for you may never be the same again.

“The word “anthology” comes originally from the Greek for “bouquet” — and just as there’s an art to putting together a collection of flowers that complement each other and form a whole greater than the individual parts, a good fiction anthology is also an art. Insanity Tales is just such a greater-than-the sum collection, in the way that this group of writers put together a set of short stories that are astonishing in their breadth and approach to their chosen theme. The stories range from the sadly sweet (Wong’s “Never Alone”) to slow-building horror (Phillips’s “Chupacabra Moon”) to the disturbingly plausible (Daniel’s “Scalper”), with a great deal of inventiveness and imagination throughout. There are characters you’ll love to hate, characters you’ll hate to love, and characters you find yourself dearly hoping pull though (don’t expect these writers to pull their punches, though…). Taken as a whole, I think just about every reader will find something here to like, especially those folks with a fondness for the dark side.”
–John Murphy

Non Fiction

How To Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Hiring is a major concern for companies, who face tough times. The job market has changed, and things are even tougher for the job seeker, with such trends as: cutbacks, mass layoffs, downsizing, and offshoring. It is harder to find a good job and to stay employed. Being unemployed is stressful, with worries about self-worth, income, and the future. And with health insurance in this country tied to employment, if you don’t have a job, you probably cannot afford to see a doctor.
So you need a competitive edge when applying for jobs, in addition to the knowledge and skills required for the position. You need interviewing knowledge and skills. You need to stand out as the perfect candidate. This book will help you to improve your interviewing skills, to give you that competitive edge.

“This book really helps with confidence and communication. This book will be a great tool to use to get a job. Highly recommended.”
–Chris Greene