Phil Kettle is an awarding winning author now based in Queensland. He is the author of 180 books including:
- Boyz Rule
- Get Real
- Girlz Rock
- I Can Be
- Our Australia
- Billy Kool
Clancy of the Outback series
Clancy of the Outback - Season One - written by Phil Kettle and Bob Anderson and illustrated by Shane McGowan was released in December 2021 The four book pack is published by ambapress. October 2022 saw the release of Clancy of the Outback - Season Two
Eleven-year old Clancy, has been thrust into life out woop-woop. These are his stories of his outback adventures at his uncle’s sheep station.
Welcome to the Xtreme World of Billy Kool - 8 Book Series
Billy Kool was an ordinary boy until he was thrust into the life of an extreme sports TV celebrity. These are his stories of his adventures in extreme sports!
Phil was engaging for the children and taught them about the importance of reading, and the writing process. They liked him and listened to him and have been more engaged in their reading and writing since. Phil is an excellent speaker, as well as an interesting and agreeable personality, that I would highly recommend to other primary schools.
St. Anthony's Primary School, Alexandra Hills - August 2022
Phil created a lovely rapport with our students and teachers. He shared some great writing tips and reminded our students that inspiration exists everywhere!
Marymount Primary School - August 2022
Phil gave a great virtual presentation. He altered his content and delivery from Prep to year 2 really well.
Eagle Junction State School - October 2020
It was with pleasure that we welcomed Phil through the Virtual Author Visit last week. The process was successful and Phil had the children eating out of his hands! He answered many questions and spoke passionately about his writing. The kids were engaged and enthused. Thank you so much for the opportunity. We look forward to negotiating Phil's presence in person at our 2020 Writers Festival.
St Mary's Primary School - October 2019
Thank you for organising Phil Kettle for us. He was another success story and one of his strengths is that he is an assured writer and the children appreciated that it is his real occupation and has been for years. His books are well known to our students. Phil was prepared to be easy going and also fitted in a visit to a year 5 class which was not on his program. I really appreciate this flexibility.
Phil Kettle - Canterbury College, Book Week, August, 2013.