Phil Williams was born in the commuter-belt of Hertfordshire, where he learnt to escape a comfortable life through sinister fantasy fiction. He has worked as an English teacher, a copywriter, a media researcher and a start-up executive, and continues to freelance in writing, editing and tutoring. He lived and worked in Prague, Moscow and the Abu Dhabi desert, before settling for a quiet seaside town in the UK. Phil now resides in Worthing with his wife and his unimaginably fluffy dog, Herbert. He is currently working on 3 novel series.
The Ordshaw series is a collection of urban fantasy thrillers set in and around the UK city of Ordshaw – a place where dark secrets threaten the world we know. The opening novels follow card sharp Pax Kuranes’ introduction to a labyrinthine conspiracy, starting with Under Ordshaw. Expect monsters, diminutive fairies and a mystery that’ll take a lot of snark to unravel.
The Estalia series began with Phil’s first published novel, Wixon’s Day, in 2012, set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia powered by steam. An apathetic boatman is drawn into a war and uncovers truths about the forgotten history of his desolate world. With reconstructed steampunk and an anarchist system of rulership, Estalia is a deadly place that gets more tense and chaotic with each instalment in the series.
The Faergrowe Free State series follows a group of mercenaries in post-World War 3 America. With food scarce and countries replaced by city-states, it’s every person for themselves, a philosophy English mercenary Scullion is particularly fond of. The Christmas-themed novella, A Most Apocalyptic Christmas, is already available, with a five-book action-thriller arc due for Scullion in the near future, starting with The Worst Survive.