Dale Phillips mystery and horror writer


Dale T. Phillips - Writer

Dale T. Phillips mystery writer - Author of the Zack Taylor mystery series

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Speaking Engagements

ATTENTION Book Clubs/Libraries/Schools:
Dale is a featured member of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau, a teacher and lecturer on writing and publishing, and frequent panelist at conventions.
He has some interesting stories on a host of subjects: having Stephen King as a writing teacher, Jeopardy, making movies, writing in different genres, and aspects of the writing and publishing world.
He enjoys connecting with readers in Book Club Meetings either by Skype or in person, if possible.
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Dale T Phillips is a New England writer, spent his formative years in Maine, and has lived and worked in a number of different places. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, studied writing with Stephen King, and has worked for over twenty-five years as a Technical Writer in a number of major industries, translating the work of software developers into clear instructions for using computer software.

Before that, he’s worked as a farm laborer, entrepreneurial bait salesman, yard worker, golf pro shop assistant, factory assembler, clean room machine operator, holiday Santa, construction worker, hotel worker, office assistant, theater apprentice, busboy, waiter, bartender, wine steward, assistant maitre’d, website designer, lab experiment subject, and blackjack dealer.

He has published novels, over 70 short stories, collections, articles, jokes, and poetry, and has appeared on stage, television, and in Throg, an independent feature film:

He has also appeared on two nationally televised quiz shows, Jeopardy and Think Twice. He co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film, The Nine.

He has traveled to all 50 states and a number of countries, spanning half the globe, from Hawaii to Greece, and now lives with his family in Massachusetts.


This is the site of Dale T Phillips. There are other Dales one can find on the Internet:

A Dale C Phillips, who has some books out. He ain’t me, and I ain’t him. There’s a Dale Phillips who’s a professional actor. Not the same, though I have done quite a bit of acting.  There’s a tourney poker player with that name; wish I’d made as much at poker as he has!

And others. All aspects of things I’ve done, but still not me. Because we choose to live insanely, frivolous litigation has triumphed over sense in this country, and people seeking money for nothing are rampant. So here is a spell of legality in the hopes of warding them off.  In no event will Dale T Phillips or his heirs be liable for indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or economic damages (including lost business profits, business interruption, loss or damage, and the like), or the use or inability to use any information on this site.


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