Phyllis A. Whitney quote

"There's only one good reason to be a writer-we can't help it! We'd all like to be rich, famous and successful, but if those are our goals, we're off on a wrong foot...I just wanted to earn enough money so I could work at home on my writing."

Phyllis A. Whitney

Born: September 9, 1903

Die: February 8, 2008

Occupation: Writer

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