Born in Leicester in 1975 to an English father and Norwegian mother, Giles has led a varied and somewhat unconventional life. His rock 'n' roll singer father had nurtured a dream that would lead Giles to the bright lights of fame. His degree in English Literature and Language at UCE was cut short when he was offered a place in 90s boy band Upside Down as their lead singer. Giles has sung for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and has performed as such venues as The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena, alongside artists such as Eric Clapton, Dame Shirley Bassey, The Back Street Boys and Meat Loaf, to name a few.
But boy bands grow up and after a brief solo career, Giles took on some modelling work appearing in national TV ads and poster campaigns for brands such as Canon, Panasonic, and Walls where he was the face of Magnum ice cream. He has also worked for several advertising agencies writing sales copy and ad concepts, exercising a lifelong fascination with slogans and marketing.
Embarking on his writing career, Giles returned to further education to study Medieval History at the University of London. Raven is his debut novel and he is currently hard at work writing the follow up as well as running a business called Trailertrash which creates soundtracks for the movie trailer business, and dividing his time between London and New York.
Visit Giles' website at www.gileskristian.com