Phyllice grew up in Los Angeles and lived in Alaska for 39 years. She currently lives in a hundred-year-old house in McMinnville, Oregon She has one grown son who follows in Phyllice's footsteps as an artist and photographer.
She is an award-winning graphic designer, writer, former antique shop owner, and the inspiration for Goldie in the Silver Sisters Mysteries that she co-authors with her sister, Morgan St. James.
Phyllice was a political print consultant for many statewide campaigns including four gubernatorial races and five candidates for U.S. Senate. She also produced numerous reports and informational pieces for many major corporations and government agencies. She is an accomplished fine artist whose whimsical cat and dog etchings, paintings and hand painted scarves reflect her sense of humor and unique vision of things around her and exhibits at the Currents Gallery in McMinnville, Oregon.