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Phil Sanderson

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Greenville, Alabama, United States


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Phil D. Sanderson always wanted to be a writer from the very time he read his first novel, Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming. In a drive to pursue this worthy goal he read a grammar book and other books from cover to cover to help him hone this craft, during his sophomore year of high school. His peers thought he was crazy for reading up on such tedious books, but he simply wanted to learn everything about the English language and the craft of writing so as to write the English language properly and eloquently.

After graduating high school, Phil joined the United States Marine Corps to become a Landing Support Specialist. He attended boot camp at the legendary Parris Island, S.C., in September 1986. Upon graduating Marine Corps boot camp, he attended Landing Support School at Courthouse Bay aboard Camp Lejeune prior to reporting for duty at 1st Force Service Support Group at Camp Del Mar aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He eventually found a way to nurture his dream of becoming a writer by reenlisting a few years later to become a photojournalist. And after doing so, he attended the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis, Indiana in 1990. It was here that he also arranged for former Marine Asa Baber, the editor of Playboy Magazine, to speak on behalf of the school's guest lecturer program.

As a Marine photojournalist, Phil wrote news, feature, and sports stories and contributed work to three different base newspapers and three different Marine Corps magazines, including Marines and Leatherneck Magazines, the real cream of the journalism crop of the Marines. Upon being Honorably Discharged from the Corps in 1993, Phil joined the staff of the Goldsboro Times Newspaper, where he contributed news and feature stories. He also participated in selling marketing to help keep the paper in circulation up until it closed its doors to business only about a half year after he joined their staff. Having decided to take a long hiatus from writing for the next couple of decades and pursue his schooling, he worked in numerous jobs of various industries up until deciding to once again get behind the keyboard to pursue a serious writing career as a novelist early in 2013.

Phil Sanderson possesses a Bachelor of the Sciences degree in Resource Management from Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama. He also has an Associate Degree from Mount Olive College, located in Mount Olive, North Carolina.

He is currently bringing his first novel, 2018: An Uncivil War, to print under AuthorHouse Publishing. He and his family pray that you will support them in his goal of becoming a bestselling author.

Interests: Writing, Reading, Watching Movies & Television Shows, Listening to Various Types of Music, Traveling

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No