Wendy Murray's 2004 profile of Phyllis Tickle
Phyllis Tickle died yesterday at 81. The writer, editor, and commentator on American religion was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer early this year.
In 1987 Phyllis Tickle, then the religion editor at Publisher’s Weekly, foresaw a rising demand for religious books. Books, she wrote, were about to become “portable pastors.” Her prediction proved true.