GILES Paley-Phillips grew up on the south coast and left school at 16 to join a band, the highlight of which was performing at Glastonbury festival. Giles turned to writing after becoming a father and is the author of nine picture books and his bestselling title The Fearsome Beastie won The People’s Book Prize and the Heart of Hawick Book Awards.
Giles has a huge online fanbase, with over 250,000 followers on Twitter and has made several TV appearances including Good Morning Britain and is a judge on ITV’s Share a Story. He co-hosts an interview podcast Blank which launched in 2018 https://theblankpodcast.com Giles still lives in Seaford, East Sussex with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons, Elijah and Sonny.
One Hundred and Fifty-two Days is a semi-autobiographical free verse novella due to be published in March 2020 by the crowdfunding publisher Unbound. Giles’s project reached 100% funding status less than six weeks after launching and is currently going through the editing process at Unbound.
Written in the first person, One Hundred and Fifty-two Days tells the story of a teenage boy whose mother is terminally ill. For a period the boy isn’t allowed to visit his mum and as a coping mechanism he develops a powerful bond with his sparky and free-thinking physiotherapist. Unlike anyone else in his life, Freya is able to lift his spirits and fill the void left by a distant father, a scatty grandmother and of course his dying mother and finally open his eyes to a world full of possibility and hope.
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