When she isn't writing or traveling with her family, Phyllis Karas teaches writing at Boston University School of journalism.  She has published two mob related collaborations: Street Soldier, with a Whitey Bulger low level associate, Eddie Macenzie, and the second, the New York Times best seller, Brutal, with Bulger deputy and closest adviser, Kevin Weeks. Her first collaboration, The Onassis Women, garnered a million dollar advance and was the subject of a dateline NBC story.  Karas was also a Boston stringer for People Magazine.    

When Your Man Goes To Prison
March 22, 2018
I'm A Bubbe and a Mob Biographer
February 22, 2018
Jewish Journal
A House with the Write Stuff
Summer 2015
Marblehead Home and Style


The Bubbie and the Mobster
September 24, 2015
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute


How the Moultons Made Peace with the War
January 28, 2008
Boston Magazine
Biographer of the Mob
Spring 2007
Marblehead Home and Style 
Losing Your Best Friend
February 2007
Boston Globe
Renewed Kid
November 2000
People Magazine
Fresh Faces
June 1999
People Magazine
So Difficult to Say Goodbye
The Daily Item
Treasure Isle
June 1997
I Didn't Know I Existed
July 4, 1991
The Boston Globe
December 1982
Boston Herald
The Nest Is Empty, and Lonely
Marblehead Reporter

Phyllis Karas

Marblehead, Massachusetts