Philip C. Quaintrell is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Echoes Saga, as well as the Terran Cycle sci-fi series. He was born in Cheshire in 1989 and started his career as an emergency nurse.
Having always been a fan of fantasy and sci-fi fiction Philip started to find himself feeling frustrated as he read books, wanting to delve into the writing himself to tweak characters and storylines. He decided to write his first novel as a hobby to escape from nursing and found himself swept away into the world he'd created. Even now he talks about how the characters tell him what they're going to do next, rather than the other way around.
With his first book written, and a good few rejected agency submissions under his belt, he decided to throw himself in at the deep end and self-publish. Two months and £60 worth of sales in, he took his wife out to dinner to celebrate an achievement ticked off his bucket list - blissfully unaware this was just the beginning.
Fast forward a year and he was self-publishing book 1 of his second series (The Echoes Saga; a fantasy series written purely as a means to combat his sci-fi writers' block). With no discernible marketing except the 'Amazon algorithm' the book was in the amazon bestsellers list in at least 4 countries within a month. The Echoes Saga has now surpassed 300k copies sold worldwide, has an option agreement for a potential TV-series in the pipeline and Amazon now puts Philip's sales figures in the top 1.8% of self-published authors worldwide.
Now an official 'Full Time Author' Philip lives in Cheshire, England with his wife and toddler son, still finds time between naps and wiping snot off his clothes to remain a movie aficionado and comic book connoisseur, and is hoping this is still just the beginning.