Author Bio

Oliver Phipps, American Author

Oliver served as a Paratrooper in the United States Army and studied at MSC. In the late 1980’s through mid 90’s Oliver perused his love of music. He enjoyed traveling, playing percussion and writing lyrics for popular bands. During this time Oliver also began writing short stories and articles. 


After playing for thousands in the fall and winter of 1996 Oliver’s band abruptly disbanded. Oliver along with a good friend and guitarist got together to form a new band in early spring of 1997. However, rather than form a new band the two put together an expedition plan to travel to Northern Canada and Alaska in order to prospect for gold.


Leaving in April of 1997 Oliver and company traveled up the historic AL-CAN highway. After exploring the Yukon and Northwest territories of Canada as well as the Arctic Circle the team traveled over the Top of the World highway to Alaska.


Traveling throughout Alaska, Oliver and his fellow travelers marveled at the beauty of this still rugged wilderness. As summer began to wane the team struggled with the decision to leave Alaska and almost decided to stay. However the thought of the extreme Alaskan winters motivated the explores to high tail it back to the lower forty eight, just as the snows were breaking over the Brooks mountain range.


1999-2000 Oliver traveled through Asia. He visited Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore among other countries.  

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues to write books, articles and short stories. Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.