Philip Gilliver


Philip (Michael) Gilliver was constructed in a laboratory in Wolverhampton. He escaped to Wrexham in North Wales the moment his limbs functioned correctly. Here in the wonderful Welsh wilderness (check out the aliteration there!) he works at the enormously interesting task of trying to put words in exactly the right order for an expecting open-mouthed readership. So far he has been successful at putting together a Young Adult thriller entitled 'Projector', an illustrated children's comedy containing a cheese-chomping, guitar-strumming Tyrannosaurus Rex, various twisted shorts and a supernatural comedy with the somewhat whimsical title 'A Tale of Two Brians.'
For anybody who might be interested Philip has an honours degree in Literature with Media.

LATEST: You can now order Philip's debut novel Projector at Waterstone's, WH Smiths, Amazon, The Book Depository and all other good book outlets!!!!

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


Jurassic Jack
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A cheese-loving rock star T.Rex seeks fame in Britain, but gets captured and forced to play on TV.
A Tale of Two Brians
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 77,590. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Before the accident he was just a normal, vain, sadomasochistic, serial adulterer.
Price: Free! Words: 15,100. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories with a twist-in-the-tale, some humorous and some serious, all twisted. (Please note this is a small collection of stories and not a full book, that is why it is free. Philip Gilliver's debut science fiction/paranormal 'Projector' is available from all good bookshops from the 1st December and can be downloaded as an ebook from Amazon Kindle. You can pre-order it now!)

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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.