David Philips was born in Glasgow in 1953 and lived in Scotland until emigrating to Perth, West Australia with his second wife Adele in 2009. He has two grown up children who still live in Glasgow. He has had various careers, including being the anonymous human half of a comedy double act with a mischievous, keyboard-playing, robotic puppet named Mr. Hairy, and it was always a source of chagrin that the robot stole all his best lines and got more laughs than he did.
In his spare time, he reads (Anything by Robert Ludlum, the Dover novels of Joyce Porter and the Rebus crime thrillers by Ian Rankin are among his favorites.), swears at the television, and plays folk harmonica.
The idea for this book developed from David’s love for conspiracy theories and a chance encounter many years ago with an old Modern History teacher. During the course of the conversation, the tutor shared some information he had come across which detailed America’s nuclear intentions in the event of a third world war and how this intelligence led to the assassination of JFK. His tutor swore him to absolute secrecy, an obligation David has kept for over forty years, until now. Thus was born David’s first novel, The Judas Conspiracy.