I was born and raised in a small village in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom in 1970.
Growing up, I was a relatively quiet child, often found with my nose in a book and my mind drifting away in one fantasy world or another. Thanks to my father, I became interested in books at a very young age, and used my local library from the age of five with profound glee at having a whole new world opened up for me.
I worked many jobs, from bar work in my parents pub, which my self confessed anti-social part of my personality called to an end, to office work, where I could spell but not type speedily enough, but at the end of every day I still took solace in the land of the monsters, magic, mayhem and love.
Over the years, my local library was my second home, so much so that they decided to monitor the amount of books I read in a year. The total came as much a surprise to me as it did to them, and it was around then that I had the initial stirring of thoughts for writing my own.
My first was inspired by a wolf who always plays a starring role in the recurring dreams I've had since I was a little girl. I admit to having an affinity for wolves, so it was second nature to me to start with a story of a presence that has been with me for so many years.
Recently, I've partnered up with the wonderfully talented author, Tim Dutton, and have branched out into other genres along with screenplays, establishing our Dutton N Phillips brand. Our writing keeps us busy, but our mutual love of the written word makes it fun and a pleasure.