Phil L. Hodnett, (born January 04 1978), pen name P. L. McCray, is a American children’s book author, currently working on The World of Samuel B. Sensible, a series of books structured around all childhood age groups.

The World of Samuel B. Sensible was inspired by Phil’s childhood, his son (Phil Jr.) and the sheer need for children’s books that can effectively help kids of all ages with courage, hope, and compassion for other.

Phil is a blessed husband to his very lovely wife of twenty years, Annmarie Hodnett. He is also a dedicated father to their three wildly rambunctious boys, and one daughter. Phil Jr. the TWINS, Dre and Drew and AnnaBella. He is an entrepreneur, Children’s Book Author and Inventor of the Pump Pro Toothbrush all while being a stay at home dad.

One of Phil’s true passions in life is as an avid giver, he has lived a life full of ups and downs and has never allowed that to stop him from helping other in need at all times.

Added to being a wonderful husband, the best father possible, and a Children’s Book Author, who at times moonlights as an Inventor. Phil is constantly active within his community, he volunteers as a mentor to young boys and girls through their Local Park and Recreation Center as a youth coach.


P. L. McCray has written 25 titles which will soon be published.