Phil van Wulven was born in Africa, in a family who changed houses and schools, as well as countries, quite often.
Landlords, Headmasters and governments prefer you to leave places as you found them, he discovered. He has lived in Canada for quite a while now, where he is busy growing roots.
He hates rejection almost as much as dejection, so he was delighted when his very first poetry submission was accepted for publication in Willows Wept Review.
He has had several short stories published, for example in 'Joyful' magazine and 'Rose and Thorn Journal' and has had Honourable Mentions and Finalist almost-successes with prestigious short story writing contests, like Glimmer Train's Open contest and Best New Writing.
He now finds the world of Independent Publication rewarding.
In between writing, blogging at http://www.swazz7.blogspot.com and mowing the lawn, he likes to drink beer and hang out with the grandchildren. No wait, that should be 'drink beer OR hang out with his grandchildren'