Philip Bell is a local author and book publisher. One of his children’s stories was chosen by former children’s laureate, Michael Rosen, and published by Walker Books. He writes and publishes his own Jack and Boo children’s books, illustrated by his wife, and featuring photos taken on the Isle of Wight. He runs a micro-publishing imprint called Beachy Books specialising in local non-fiction, children’s books, and commissioned books for schools and community groups. When he’s not writing, he’s normally walking.