Phil studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire, graduating in 2015. While studying, he published short stories in literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, US, Canada and Germany. After graduating, Phil spent time in Europe and the US, working and volunteering in various roles and settings: repairing boats at Lake Como, housekeeping at a mountain lodge in California and working with charity Care4Calais in the former Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp.
Cows Can’t Jump is Phil’s debut novel, which he worked on while managing a bar in London. Phil now works as a writer for The Wombles, a children’s entertainment brand. He also works on a number of independent writing projects, including a musical set in 1970’s Soho and a sitcom set in a failing leisure centre.