Author

John Phillips

John Phillips

The Duke of Hinklewinkle, Johns first book with Big Sky Publishing has been shortlisted for the 2018 Book of the Year, Australian Speech Pathology Awards.

 John Phillips was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Victoria in 1959.  Surrounded by cows, dogs, chickens and horses, he developed a strong affinity with all sorts of animals.  Always artistic and musical, his parents didn’t know what to make of him until his wise, school teacher grandmother stated “John simply has an artistic temperament”.  Nanna seemed very pleased with such a ‘diagnosis’ though as a 9 year old, John wasn’t sure if it was such a good thing!?  Spending too much time drawing and cartooning during maths class in grade 3 gave him plenty of practice and entertained his friends, though probably led to the poor maths skills that he carries to this day!

In the late 1980’s, on the strength of illustrations sent, John obtained a job in the Art Department of a national Greeting Card company.  Working on everything from risqué adult cartoons, elephants in party hats through
to sympathy cards, gave him great experience in art and drawing.  He worked there for 10 years.

 In 2013 at 54 years young, to change his life John decided to commit himself to writing and illustrating children’s books.  “I live on my own,” says John.  “So I could spend as much time on it as I needed.  I was hoping to be the oldest ‘first time’ author/illustrator in the history of the world!  And I believe I am!” (A brief google would surely confirm he is kidding himself)!

 John lives in rural Warragul, Victoria, (with his 12 guitars and a piano) about an hour from Melbourne, still believing he is the oldest, first time Author/Illustrator in the history of the world!

Books by John Phillips

5 Children's paperback books for $20!! Granny's Place by Allison Patterson and Illustrated by Shane…

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A timeless Aussie tale celebrating the friendship between Bob the bushie and his best buddy, Bruno…

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A timeless Aussie tale celebrating the friendship between Bob the bushie and his best buddy, Bruno…

$24.99 $12.50 Buy Now

Shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards "This is a…

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Tuska is a young elephant who loves spending time with his grandfather. And Grandpa loves spending time…

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Tuska is a young elephant who loves spending time with his grandfather. And Grandpa loves spending time…

$24.99 $12.50 Buy Now

Shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards "This is a…

$14.99 $7.50 Buy Now
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