Philip Dickens is a British civil servant. But because he’s a low-paid grunt you won’t see him at Whitehall in a pinstripe suit and bowler hat. He’s a union representative in the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and spends an inordinate amount of time on trains.

His debut novel, From The Hill of Megiddo, was technically work in progress for fifteen years. In all honesty, though, the earliest versions of it were dross and it’s no great tragedy for literature that after getting all the way to the end he managed to accidentally delete them. More than once.

Studying Imaginative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University helped Phil hone his skills so that he was able to craft a story that grabs and holds your attention rather than making you (and him) cringe.

He has now written hundreds of thousands of words of fiction in the form of five books (and counting) and is now focused on getting his work published.

Punching massively above his weight, he married Dee – and it would be remiss of him if he didn’t point out that she also does this writing malarkey. You can find out more about her writing and buy her books through her website.

When not writing or being a train-bound trade union hack, he likes running, watching shows and movies about superheroes and reading books set in other worlds. His wife, their daughter-person and their two shy but high maintenance cats are his whole world.

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