Sheila Stark Phillips
Sheila Starks Phillips was born in Amarillo, Texas and loves all things Texas.With a BS degree in Elementary Education from TCU with a focus on children’s literature, it was only natural that she was drawn to storytelling.She began telling professionally in 1990 after having worked as a first grade teacher and a Zookeeper at the Houston Zoo.
Sheila has been on the Traveling Artists Roster of Texas Commission on the Arts.She has been a featured teller at the Texas Festival, the George West Storyfest, the Squatty Pines Storytelling Retreat, the Corn Island Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and performed at the Exchange Place at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.In 2006, Sheila was the Teller-in Residence at the International Storytelling Center and again in 2010.
A lover of tall tales, Sheila is a four time winner of the Houston Area Liars’ Contest and was declared the Best Liar at the Texas Storytelling Festival in 2013.
Author of one children’s book entitled The Eggstra-Ordinary Surprise; Sheila has produced three CDs and collaborated on an additional two.
Sheila was the recipient of the 2005 John Henry Faulk award,the most prestigious award given in the name of storytelling in the southwest.She has lived in Sugar Land, Texas for the past 36 years and is Sugar Land Proud!