Phill was born and brought up in West Yorkshire and has taught in schools and colleges in London, Hampshire and Leicestershire.
In 1997 he started a publishing company with his wife, Sally Featherstone. The company won the IPG Education Publisher of the Year award in 2007, and in 2008 was acquired by Bloomsbury.
From 2008 until 2014 Phill and Sally ran a company providing training services for teachers. Since then he has spent most of his time writing and has co-written with Sally several books for teachers. In 2017 Phill published his first novel, Paradise Girl.
Phill lives with Sally in a pennine farmhouse. They have a daughter who is a teacher and a son who is a lighting designer in the USA. When he’s not writing Phill enjoys reading (of course), listening to music, going to concerts, galleries and the theatre, and playing the saxophone (badly). He tweets regularly (@PhillFeathers) and welcomes new followers. He posts reviews and comments on Facebook and Goodreads.
Phill is a member of The Society of Authors.