An award-winning writer and photographer, Phil H. Shook has published work in leading magazines and newspapers across the country. His specialty areas include business and financial reporting, outdoor and travel writing. A former writer with the Dallas Times Herald, Birmingham News and Laredo Times, he is a native of San Antonio and a journalism school graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
He has written for the Associated Press, Money Magazine, National Petroleum News, Texas Business and the Journal of Petroleum Marketing.
A regular contributor to the Associated Press, his outdoor and travel writing has appeared in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Saltwater Fly Fishing, American Angler, Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, Polo, Texas Parks & Wildlife and other magazines.
His travel stories have appeared in Meeting News magazine, the Chevron Travel Club’s Odyssey magazine, American Way magazine and the travel pages of the Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express, and Toronto Globe And Mail.
Recognition for his work includes the Arnold Gingrich Memorial Award (1999) and the Silver King Award (2000) from the Federation of Fly Fishers for contribution to the literature of fly fishing.
A regular speaker, instructor and lecturer at angling events throughout the country, he holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a certified fly casting instructor.
A San Antonio, TX native, he now lives with his wife in Houston.