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Phillip W. Simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press.He received his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, his Masters (Hons) degree in... show more



Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press.He received his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, his Masters (Hons) degree in Archaeology and his Masters (Hons) degree in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia.His first young adult novel, Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1), was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best Youth novel in 2012.When not writing, he works as a school teacher.Phillip lives and writes in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife Rose, their son, Jack and their two border terriers, Whiskey and Raffles. He loves fishing, reading, movies, football (soccer) and single malt Whiskeys.

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FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 3 years ago
I won Minotaur in a giveaway on a book blog. All opinions are my own. The Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson is a retelling of the tale of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, which has always been one of my favorite subjects. I went into this book not sure what to expect, but I surely didn't expect such a ...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 6 years ago
I've been putting off reading Apolcalypse for quite some time. Not that I didn't want to read it, but because I enjoyed the first two books in the series so much and I really didn't want to say goodbye to the characters and world that Phillip Simpson created in the Rapture Trilogy.Apocalypse takes p...
Books With Bite
Books With Bite rated it 6 years ago
DNF. Now, I've read other rapture books and really enjoyed it. For some reason I could not get into this book. I think it's because I had such a hard time getting into the shoes of the main character.
saulsy2
saulsy2 rated it 6 years ago
In 'The Unseen Country' by Phillip W. Simpson we follow a young boy named Tom who is on the search for his younger brother who went missing two years prior.I was looking forward to reading this book as it was meant for young adult and it was a fantasy. I was a bit disappointed as I think this book i...
Vailia's Page Turner
Vailia's Page Turner rated it 6 years ago
First off, I would like to thank the author for offering a copy of his book to my, through a read and review program here on Goodreads. This was a fun yet dark fairy-tale fantasy adventure. Years after Tom's brother was kidnapped, Tom once again sees one of the creatures kidnap another young girl....
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