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 journey around the world. The series includes the following six books: Submarine Outlaw, Journey to Atlantis, River Odyssey, Ghosts of the Pacific, Outlaw in India and Seas of South Africa (Ronsdale Press). Philip's seventh novel in the Submarine Outlaw series, Eco Warrior, will be published in September of 2014. Philip has also published two young adult novels of historical fiction, Blood Brothers in Louisbourg and Me & Mr. Bell (Cape Breton University Press). Blood Brothers in Louisbourg 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. Blood Brothers in Louisbourg will be translated into French in the fall of 2013. Me & Mr. Bell is about a ten-year-old boy with a learning disability who befriends Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller in 1908. In the winter of 2013, Philip will also be publishing his first book in the Happy the Pocket Mouse picture book series, 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.