After completing a psychology degree, the author realised that he was profoundly misanthropic and set about travelling the world looking for aliens to take him to another planet.
Unable to speak any foreign languages and almost incapable of holding a conversation in his own, he decided to teach English as a foreign language because this was the only job that would allow him to travel widely without any marketable skills or noticeable intelligence.
He has unsuccessfully searched for life from outer space in classrooms in the following countries: Spain, China, Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Beirut, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Lebanon France and Vietnam.
In the future, he hopes to continue his search for alien life forms in different countries, and he would be most obliged if any aliens reading this work could spirit him off to an altogether more exotic planet in a more harmonious dimension.
About two dozen of his pieces have appeared online -- mainly travel writing and short stories, and one of them, The Interactive Classroom, won a Bewildering Stories’ Mariner Award in 2010.
His latest novel, Kev the Vampire, which will be released in early 2014 by Rebel ePublishers.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
Where to find Phillip Donnelly online
Where to buy in print
Letters From the Ministry
Something is rotten in the Ministry of Mammals.
This satire of everything from political history to corporate management is witty and entertaining, making Letters from the Ministry the Animal Farm for the 21st century.
Lebanon -- Where East Meets West
Few countries have had so long and complex a history, and few so tortured a recent past, but Lebanon has emerged from it all with a beauty that belies its history and a face that beguiles all comers.
Join the author as he tries to understand the fascinating complexities of post-war Lebanon.
The Inaction Man
Inaction Man, a quixotic superhero, lives as a bum on the streets of Paris, defending humanity against the forces of evil. He possesses the gift of sight, allowing him to see things that aren't really there, and exploits his superhuman powers of inaction, which enable him to do nothing for a very long period of time.
India--All the parts other travel books leave out
Travelling through a country he has always dreamed of visiting, the author is confused and perplexed by India; a land he does not understand, and one that does not conform to the rules of any society or culture he has yet encountered.
China--Me and the Dragon
Know your SAR from your SEZ and find out what you should do in the event of a mutant panda attack.
David Vincent is a man at war: at war with the office; at war with himself; and at war with the screen that stares into his eyes. A dark force in the Ministry of the Environment’s ‘Rainbow Building’, he secretly fights green hypocrisy, radioactive civil service jargon and the machinations of his ambitious supervisor. David is a hero for our age: the last man in the office.
Notes on Nam
A humorous travelogue on Vietnam.
More by default than by design, the author finds himself on a six-month contract in a remote part of northern Vietnam. As the year ends, he travels south, through a land that refuses to conform to the cliché the world has built around myopic Hollywood war movies.
From a rat’s eye view of the London blitz to a cadaver with a complaint about the size of her coffin, this collection of short stories brings us into a comically surreal world that will leave you questioning your ability to tell up from down.