Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He studied music and history before choosing a career in writing. Philip’s love for the ocean, enjoyment of travelling, and fascination for submarines has led to the creation of the Submarine Outlaw series (SOS). These are tales of high adventure on the seas and waterways of the world, but also involve mythology, geography, ecology, invention and an embracing love of people, places, animals and things. The Submarine Outlaw series details the adventures of a young submariner, Alfred Pynsent, and his quirky crew of a dog and a seagull, as they circumnavigate the world. The series includes the following five books: Submarine Outlaw, Journey to Atlantis, River Odyssey, Ghosts of the Pacific, and Outlaw in India (Ronsdale Press). Philip’s sixth novel in the Submarine Outlaw series, Seas of South Africa, will be published in the summer of 2013. Philip has also published a young adult novel of historical fiction, Blood Brothers in Louisbourg (Cape Breton University Press). This novel focuses on the story of two brothers, one of French origins, and the other of Mik'maw and French descent, as they face the siege of Louisbourg in 1745. Currently, Blood Brothers in Louisbourg is being optioned for film, and will be translated into French in the spring of 2013. Philip also has two additional books that will be published in the fall of 2013 and the winter/spring of 2014: Me and Mr. Bell (Cape Breton University Press), and his first Happy the Pocket Mouse picture book, Mouse Tales, illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara, (Ronsdale Press). When Philip is not travelling and visiting schools, he divides his time between Nova Scotia and Ontario, where he continues to write novels and compose music.
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