Phill was born in West Yorkshire, England, a few miles from the village of Haworth, where his heroines, the Brontë sisters, lived and wrote. After living all over the UK he's now returned to his roots.
His first novel, Paradise Girl, is set in these same northern hills where, amidst the majestic beauty of the rolling moors, a lone young woman faces a bleak future. "A soulful and innovative work of YA post-apocalyptic fiction. Kerryl’s youthful musings on mortality can be both profound and heartbreaking, and while there is plenty of action and plot progression, the power of this novel lies in the narrator’s tangled, traumatized thoughts, and her apparent descent into madness. An engaging and inventive tale told through a unique voice, and one that stands out in an already crowded genre." Self-Publishing Review.
Paradise Girl has received a Chill With a Book Readers' Award and in February 2018 was named Chill Book of the Month.