Phil Cocker

Biography

A little hint of me – Philip Cocker.
The second born son of a cabinet-maker and a primary school cook; I was named after an electrical fan heater in my parent’s bedroom, where they still live in Preston, Lancashire. I married my gorgeous soul-mate, Paula, nearly 7 years ago in Las Vegas. Elvis serenaded us down the aisle as family and friends watched on a live web-cast, dressed in their pyjamas. Note: wearing “PJs” wasn’t a stipulation of allowing them to watch, more that it was 11pm in the UK. We live in Middleton, Manchester, along with Paula’s daughter - Hannah, our foster-child - Sophie, and our cats, Phoebe and Treacle.
I’ve worked for the same Aircraft manufacturing company for 36 years, learning how to use lathes as an apprentice through analysing processes and workflows, to my current role, dealing with US Export legislation. During that time I’ve made many good friends and enjoyed many happy moments. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have been involved in areas that include working in the Wind Tunnels on a prototype fighter plane, hone my Service Excellence skills with the UK Guru – Chris Daffy, through to reducing a HM Customs & Revenue Import Duty liability bill from £334m to £80,000.
When I met Paula 9 years ago, she was already fostering Sophie, and I took to my new role in her life surprisingly easily. Sophie’s complex needs mean that she relies on us for virtually everything, but gives back so much more from her delight in simply hearing a voice she knows and loves, to her hearty laugh when someone coughs or sneezes. We know we’re the lucky ones to have Sophie in our lives, as she brings more to us than we could ever give her back.
About 12 years ago, I put finger to keyboard as the inclination to write the book within gripped me. My initial aspiration of simply writing a novel has moved on step by tiny step as I pass each goal, from other’s reading and enjoying The Kylapitar through to them demanding to know if there’s more to come. Future aspirations include being able to replace my aging laptop with a new MacBook Pro, to help continue my passion for writing. To sit quietly in Waterstones in the Trafford Centre and watch someone pick my book off the shelf & buy it, knowing that the same will be happening all over the country. To be able to travel to inspirational places around the world, enjoy the architecture, culture, and people and use those experiences as inspiration and characters for future novels. Yet all those would pale into insignificance if I was able to sit in a reasonably priced car whilst The Stig teaches me how to drive it round the Top Gear track.

Series

Kylapitar / Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson's life changed the moment his father was killed in a massive blue flash. From being chased around the world, tragic accidents of mistaken identity, and a race against an old foe, Eric will become the man his Father knew he would.

2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Lives

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Kylapitar

Price: $3.99 USD.

Worlds Apart

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Worlds Apart
Series: Kylapitar / Eric Peterson, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,270. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Eric Peterson has saved the Ansolonians from the evil Rexon, but at what cost to him, his friends, and the people of Ansolon. King Harvin of Ansolon, and his Security Chief, Janosh, are captured and tortured. Meanwhile, Major Jackson of the Earth Defence Force MI9 needs to find the spy in his camp, and to save Eric. He believes that Eric is The One from the 1000 year old destiny.
The Kylapitar
Series: Kylapitar / Eric Peterson, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,880. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Eric Peterson, 14 years old, should be facing exams, bullies, and acne. Yet he's facing his friend Tom, who'd died 2 weeks ago. Tom tells Eric he was robbed from the grave, and brought back to life by Aliens to be experimented on. Tracked down, Eric believes he and Tom are killed, yet he's transported to another Galaxy. Making friends to fights the Aliens and to fulfill a 1000 year old destiny
2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Lives
Series: Kylapitar / Eric Peterson, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Eric Peterson lost his father 2 years ago. Everyone said it had been a freak lightning storm, but Eric wasn't sure, he was still haunted by the nightmares. He could clearly see the hooded figures, the syringe, the bright blue liquid being forced into his fathers neck. With the help of his best friend, Tom, he will find the truth. Yet it will cost him more than he could have ever imagined.

Phil Cocker's tag cloud