Simon Philip was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children¹s literature, particularly picture books, so he had a go at writing his own. Whilst dreaming up new stories he works as a copywriter.