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Phil Halton is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. His debut novel, “This Shall be a House of Peace,” will be published by Dundurn Press on 12 January, 2019. He is also a co-founding editor of Toronto-based literary journal, Blood & Bourbon.

He holds an Honours BA in Military and Strategic Studies, as well as a Master of Defence Studies, from the Royal Military College of Canada. He has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College.

Prior to writing full-time, he has served as an officer in the Canadian Army and also worked extensively in the international defence and security industry. Over the past two decades, he has lived, worked or travelled in over seventy countries across five continents, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, the Gaza Strip and others.