Author Relives Life Journey for Benefit of Family

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Mary Ricks Phillips' new book reveals some part of her life she deems necessary for her people to know.

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Author Mary Ricks Phillips’s retirement as a part of the country’s teaching force allowed her to look for something stimulating to do. And writing her story was something she dreamed about doing. After taking classes in writing autobiographical texts, she proudly writes and shares her own journey within the pages of “Tearis” (published by Xlibris).

This book primarily highlights the way the world was for Tearis, the author, as she grew up in the South. Revelations of her feelings towards family members, friends and her neighbors are unabashedly unveiled within this memoir’s pages. Although she protects the real identities of the people who played a role in the different chapters of her life, Phillips exposes the actual events that shaped her to become the person and the woman she is today.

Aware of the fact that some of her personal struggles are not entirely known to her family, Phillips decided that writing to hone her talent and sharing her story comes as a two-in-one deal when she wrote this book. Insightful, this tell-all tale is a depiction of a woman’s innate strength and determination to achieve what makes her happy and content.

By Mary Ricks Phillips
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499065077
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499065084
E-Book | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499065060
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Ricks Phillips is the divorced mother of three adult children. She is the sixth born of Jesse and Sophia Ricks. She was born and reared in High Point, N.C. After graduating, she attended college in Fayetteville, N.C., and graduated with a degree in Elementary education. After retiring in 2007, she continued her interest in education by serving on the steering committee of the District of Columbia Geographic Alliance. Her lifelong learning desire prompted her to enroll in classes at the Prince George Community College. This is when she became interested in writing her first book, “Tearis."

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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