Philip Gilliver


They say that everyone has a book inside them, but that's what happens when you go around upsetting librarians.
Unbelievably prolific in nature, Philip Michael Gilliver is a North-Walian author of mainly slightly cynical comedy, although he has been diverted into other areas. He has so far published six books and several short stories with a twist, all of which you can download for FREE from his website. Two of these are space comedies, two are horror/science fiction, one is an illustrated children's book, one is a supernatural comedy, which he has also adapted for stage.
If you asked Philip what he did, he would say, "I just put one word in front of another until I have a book or something, in front of me. Hopefully, the result will be something pleasing for the human eye to behold. Something which might lead to the sound of gentle laughter and a song in the heart, giving the reader something else to think about all day, but Brexit or any other of the many horrible and irritating things going on in the world, today, and what can be better than that?"
Not fortunate yet to do it as a full-time job, when he is not writing, he is helping students with disabilities in the college where he works.
Philip lives in Wrexham in North Wales with his wife of 25 years, his son, a Springer Spaniel and three cats. He has a BA (hons) degree in Literature with Media and a background in theatre and music. If you asked him what two things he loves most in the world, it's comedy and cheese, in fact his cheese comedies for children are legendary.

​Meanwhile, he writes for the love of writing in the hope that those who love reading for the love of reading love reading what he loves to write, if that makes any sense.
When he is not doing either of these things, you can find him pinging the strings on his bass guitar with North Wales rock covers band Green Eyed Monsterz.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Generally I squeeze what I can into every available hour (with tea). When typing I keep a separate document open which contains names of characters, relationships to each other and events. That way it is easier to keep on track and I don't end up contradicting myself. It is always best to write until your brain feels tired with it and then walk away until you are refreshed enough to restart it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was C.S Lewis's The Magician's Nephew. I was amazed at the kind of journey's a book can take you, such things your own even imagination can't even take you at times. Word journeys for escape.
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Where to find Philip Gilliver online

Where to buy in print


Stupid Yoomins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A cynical and witty observation of the human race from the point of view of alien Al Yun.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,730. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
To get to Heaven, they had to go through Hell. Two young brothers die and find themselves in a horrifying afterlife.
Projector - The Making of Leon Black
Price: Free! Words: 80,420. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Leon Black is a very kind, considerate boy, as long as the thing in his head lets him.
Two Brians
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Before the accident, he was just a normal, vain, sadomasochistic, serial adulterer.
The Coming of the Zartangs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,670. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
They were called Zartangs, a race of retail aliens from another galaxy. They came to us, with special offers we couldn't refuse! Only one man is left to save the day. His name is Adrian Lotterby But is the lazy, alcoholic wastrel really up to it?

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Smashwords book reviews by Philip Gilliver

  • The Girl on the Swing on April 05, 2010

    Totally loved it! A wonderfully written peice of work, a modern classic. The Girl On the Swing is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished it and gets you asking questions.
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on March 10, 2017
    (no rating)
    A little narcissistic. I think the author is in love with himself.