Gary Smailes has a wide experience of the publishing industry and, over the years, has worked as a writer, historian, editor and researcher. He has an eclectic educational background with a degree in Biology and a post graduate degree in Military History from Liverpool University.
Gary has written a number of history books for children, including the Brave Scot series, the Modern Hero series and the BattleBooks series. He has more than twenty titles in print with various 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 adults. He has a number of books due for publication. He is represented by literary agent Andrew Lownie. Gary also often speaks publically about publishing, the writing process and self-publishing.