Gary Smailes has a wide experience of the publishing industry and, over the years, has worked as a freelance writer, historian and researcher. He has an eclectic educational background with a first degree in Biology and a post graduate degree in Military History.
Gary has written a number of history books for children, including the Brave Scot series, the Modern Hero series, and the BattleBooks series. To date, he has more than twenty titles in print with a number of publishers. He also worked closely for many years with the successful author Terry Deary as the researcher for the ever-popular Horrible Histories books and TV series.
He continues to write for children and has a number of books due for publication this year. He is represented by literary agent Andrew Lownie.