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Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press. He received his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, his Masters (Hons) degree in Archaeology and his Masters (Hons) degree in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland. He is currently working towards his Doctorate in Education, focusing on motivating children's writing. Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia. His first young adult novel, Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1), was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel A ...more

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Rapture (Rapture Trilogy, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Minotaur

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Tribulation (Rapture Trilog...

4.14 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Apocalypse (Rapture Trilogy...

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Argos

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The Unseen Country

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“Sometimes the truth needs to be heard even if no-one will listen. There is always a chance that someone will believe you.”
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“You must be hungry,” said Gabriel. “I was,” replied Sam. “My appetite just disappeared.”
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“He sank to his knees, absolutely full of despair and sadness. For a long time, droplets of blood continued to fall into his lap.”
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Phillip Simpson Melissa wrote: "Hi Phillip! Reading Rapture right now and although I have never read a book on the subject matter before, I am loving it so far! I keep wanting to go back to my Kindle to keep reading it. Lookin..."

Thanks, Melissa. Glad you're enjoying it. Tribulation out in October!


message 13: by Melissa

Melissa Hi Phillip! Reading Rapture right now and although I have never read a book on the subject matter before, I am loving it so far! I keep wanting to go back to my Kindle to keep reading it. Looking forward to the second book that is coming out!


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Phillip Simpson Tatiyana wrote: "Hi Phillip! Thanks for the add. I hope we can talk books with each other often. I LOVED Rapture by the way and am anxiously awaiting (whoop whoop, alliteration!) the release of Tribulation :)"

Pleasure. I am in open admiration of your alliteration abilities. Thanks for the great feedback!


message 11: by T (last edited Mar 06, 2012 06:11AM)

T Hi Phillip! Thanks for the add. I hope we can talk books with each other often. I LOVED Rapture by the way and am anxiously awaiting (whoop whoop, alliteration!) the release of Tribulation :)


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Phillip Simpson Ashley wrote: "Fun fact, you now have as many friends as books on your shelves. Haha thanks for the ad. Hunger games is one of my fave as well."

Well spotted. I kinda like it like that but I know it won't last


Ashley Fun fact, you now have as many friends as books on your shelves. Haha thanks for the ad. Hunger games is one of my fave as well.


Phillip Simpson Rogier wrote: "hi phillip"

Hi Rogier (roro?). Have you got your copy yet? Got sent out Tuesday last week. Thanks for your positive comment re my last giveaway.
Cheers
Phill


Rogier hi phillip


Phillip Simpson Fathima wrote: "Hey Phillip , thanks for adding me up . Nice to meet you :)"

My pleasure Fathima. You too.


Fathima Hey Phillip , thanks for adding me up . Nice to meet you :)


Phillip Simpson Michelle Tora/Pasham/ wrote: "hey Phillip, thanks for the add :) Rapture sounds awesome!"

Sorry Michelle - don't know if I replied to this or not. Thanks! If/when you read it, I would be fantastically grateful if you'd write a review


Michelle hey Phillip, thanks for the add :) Rapture sounds awesome!


Phillip Simpson thanks. will have rapture details up when ebook goes on sale next month


message 1: by Berit

Berit Nice to see you're settling in! :)


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