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From the storyteller praised by NY Times bestselling authors Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, and Stephen Coonts comes this collection of stories about: a dangerous lady, an ingenious hit man, a love rediscovered, a threat from space, a magical child, a vicious biker gang, and a mischievous voice, plus ten more intriguing tales.

Several have been previously published in national magazines, such as the award-winning version of the Stephen King story, “The Cat from Hell.” Others were written especially for this volume.

Dagger and other tales is available from Amazon.


See reviews and praise for Phil’s work at his website,


Phil is a lifelong freelance writer with 300 articles and short stories published in various magazines including The Saturday Evening Post, Harpers, Reader’s Digest, Heartland USA, AOPA Pilot, Southern Boating, and Troika. He has three suspense novels in print from Medallion Press, titled GUNS, DIAMONDBACK, and KLLRS. He’s at work on a stand-alone novel, and lives by a wide river in New Bern, North Carolina. Visit him at

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