About Giles

Hi, I’m Giles. I was born in The Hague, The Netherlands to a Scottish father and a mother of Dutch, Welsh and English ancestry.

I went to school in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern History.

After living in a number of countries, including Kuwait, Syria, New Zealand, Cuba, China and Cambodia, I returned to settle in Scotland.

I’m the author of Closeburn Crossing and An Exiled Soul, the first two books in the science fantasy Altinor trilogy.

They focus on the adventures of 11-year-old Daniel Mearns on the strange and dangerous planet Altinor.

I’m currently writing Edge of the Wild, the third and final novel in the Altinor trilogy.

Before publishing my first book, I wrote articles and short stories for various magazines, eBook distributors and travel websites including Smashwords and the ‘History of Britain Magazine’.

I enjoy reading, watching films, listening to music, playing video games, hiking and travelling.

I live in the Fife countryside with my lovely wife, daughter and cat.