Bio

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Phil Halton is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada.

His work has appeared in Thing, Ricky’s Backyard, and the Canadian Army Journal. He is also a co-founding editor of Toronto-based literary journal, Blood & Bourbon. His debut novel, tentatively titled “House of War,” will be published by Dundurn Press in 2018.

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 is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at 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.