Phil Gilvin lives with his wife in Swindon, nestling in the rolling downland of Wiltshire amid neolithic sites, ancient droveways and the M4 motorway. When his children grew too old to have stories read to them he turned to writing, going to lots of workshops and winning a number of short story prizes. His short stories feature in one anthology by his local writing group Highworth Scibblers, and another, self-published, of his own. Truth Sister is his first published novel (his first two got consigned to the “that’s how you learn” pile). Phil’s other career is as a radiation protection scientist (now part-time). He enjoys walking in aforesaid downland, and on Fridays he can often be found at Swindon Folksingers’ Club.