Phillip W. Simpson has a background in Archaeology, with a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology and a Masters in Archaeology and Anthropology. After a brief stint in the army, Phillip completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies and worked as a curator and archaeologist before travelling overseas. He lived and worked in London for four years and after foolishly rejecting a job opportunity at the British Museum, he fell into recruitment of I.T. professionals for the banking sector in London. He continued to recruit I.T. staff for the next three years and worked at Sydney University in the evenings with a view to starting his PhD in Archaeology. After selling his interests in the recruitment company and writing his first sci-fi novel, Overdrive, Phill he met his wife-to-be, Rose, at a friend's wedding. He then completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. He's been teaching and writing ever since, and has published over 50 children's books and numerous articles and short stories for local and international markets. Phill lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife, Rose, his son Jack and his two border terriers, Whiskey and Raffles.