Philip Roy was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Roy writes adventurous and young adult novels focusing on social, environmental and global issues, including the Submarine Outlaw series. He is the author of YA novels of historical fiction. He is also the author of the Happy the Pocket Mouse children's book series. Philip spends his time composing music, travelling to book festivals and schools, and running in the woods and countryside. He divides his time between Nova Scotia and Ontario.