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Scottsdale author publishes life reflections

Posted 3/4/24

“Serendipity or Design: My Life's Journey,” a new book by C. M. Phillip, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

This work is a result of several decades of material …

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Scottsdale author publishes life reflections


“Serendipity or Design: My Life's Journey,” a new book by C. M. Phillip, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

This work is a result of several decades of material uncovered through an archival dive during recent Covid-19 mandated home confinement. The opportunity for personal reflections during this period led Phillip to contemplate his life’s journey. In so doing, he wonders: was the meandering route traveled between early island life to retirement an accident or was it a path carefully laid out by the Master Designer? His hope is that the stories and incidents included in this work will enable each reader to not only contemplate this bit of life’s mystery, but also like him, find similar affirmation regarding their individual life's path.

Phillip is a boomer born on the 108-square mile Caribbean Island of Antigua. He is the younger of two brothers, among eight siblings born to parents Amaletha and Solomon Phillip, who are both deceased. After completion of his early education in his birthplace, he migrated to the United States in pursuit of higher education. This pursuit paved a path for a career in public health. Following his recent retirement, he settled in Scottsdale with his wife Annette. From this location, they both continue to pursue their passion for hospitality and mentoring, while enjoying their love for the outdoors and travel.

In addition to family commitments, Phillip continues to carve out space and time to volunteer as a teacher, participate in various local choirs and musical ensembles, while continuing to train for his next marathon.

Phillip's travels include various global ventures with his wife. Together they have journeyed throughout the Caribbean, North, South and Central America, Asia (to include Thailand, Vietnam and Japan) and the African continent (including stops in South Africa, Robben Island and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe). This as well as the Pacific islands and most of the United States and its major cities.

“Serendipity or Design: My Life's Journey” is a 386-page paperback with a retail price of $39 (eBook $34.00). The ISBN is 979-8-8868-3010-1.

Visit bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/serendipity-or-design-my-lifes-journey.