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In the Great Smokies
Phil is a lifelong freelance writer with 300 articles and short stories published in national magazines including Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, Grit, Harper's, Troika, New Hampshire Profiles, Overdrive, Heartland USA, MAKE, and several boating and aviation publications.
He was born and raised in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and thus has an abiding love of the mountains, one reason his suspense novels are set largely in the Great Smokies, which he visits as often as possible.
He has worked as a draftsman, a water quality field technician, an inventor, an aerial photographer, and a graphic artist and president and co-owner of a graphics company.
Phil is an instrument-rated pilot, a Coast Guard-licensed master mariner, a motorcycle rider, an astronomy buff, and a fiddler. He's a voracious reader of everything and likes to walk the ocean beaches to exercise his body and his imagination. He lives in eastern North Carolina on a shore of the wide Neuse River, where he's at work on several short stories and his next novel.
Phil is a member of:
International Thriller Writers (ITW)
Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
Southeast Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA)
NC Writers' Network