In addition, I also have a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History, a Masters (Hons) in Archaeology and post graduate diplomas in Teaching, Education, Human Resource Management and Museum Studies. I have almost finished the second year of my Doctorate in Education at Auckland University of Technology and I hope to finish it in the next 3 years. Teaching writing is my passion. I write both fiction and non-fiction books for children and teenagers and have had over 100 books published (including 9 novels), mostly for the education sector. I have written books on how to teach writing as well as other teaching resources. www.phillipwsimpson.com
I love reading, writing, boxing, playing golf, fishing and football. My wife Rose and I have one son (Jack – in Room 2) and two border terriers (Whiskey and Raffles – not in Room 2). We have lived on the Peninsula for the last 16 years and love this community.