Stephen M. Giles
|Stephen M. Giles|
|Occupation||Children's book author|
Stephen M. Giles is a children's book author, best known for the gothic series, Silas and the Winterbottoms. As of 2010, he is 38 and lives in Sydney. He formerly worked as a film classifier and a market researcher. Giles' biography states that he lives in a shambolic apartment not far from the beach and spends most days wandering around his imagination – which is where he met the Winterbottoms.
The rights to the Silas and the Winterbottoms series have been sold for the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Germany and Italy.
Silas and the Winterbottoms was described as "a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and humour, complete with evil relatives, orphans, crocodiles, secret schemes and great escapes. Young fans of series such as Lemony Snicket will enjoy this one, the first in a series."
- Silas and the Winterbottoms (2009) Published in Australia by Pan Macmillan; published in the US as The Body Thief.
- The Vulture of Sommerset (2010) Published in Australia by Pan Macmillan
- The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom: The Body Thief (2010) Published in the United States by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
- "Turn the Page / Somerset Writing Festival author profile: Stephen M. Giles". Somerset College. 2010.