About Vesta Giles

Working in a library and leading preschool literacy programs for over 15 years means author Vesta L. Giles has heard the Itsy Bitsy Spider about a billion times. In fact, she’s heard it so many times it inspired her to write a story about the real story of Harold, The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Hint: he’s a spy / kid and he saves the world). That story (it will be a future book) inspired her new series of chapter books called The Spyders. The Spyders are Harold’s three kids – Thaddeus, Gracey, and Curt, who are every bit as good at getting into trouble as their dad. Their Mom, Martha, is also a spy and knows a thing or two about getting out of trouble!

A lover of all things creative, Vesta L. Giles is a writer and filmmaker based in Kamloops, BC, Canada. Although she has been writing magazine articles, screenplays, and contributing to books for nearly 30 years.

As Vesta L. Giles she writes the Spyders series of chapter books for kids. As VL Giles she is writing her first paranormal mystery for adults called Grave Intruder which is the first of five books in her new Garden of Graves series.

In her non-writing life Vesta has previously been a leader of the Parent Child Mother Goose program and has lead many children’s programs for newborns through teens in her job as a library branch head.

Vesta spent several years writing magazine articles and advertising copy for publications like Canadian Living, Family Circle Easy Knitting, and SOAR. She contributed many pieces for the book Susan Point: Coast Salish Artist in 2000 and then honed her skills in the craft of filmmaking and screenwriting. The Movie of the Week she wrote, Daughter for Sale (Odyssey Media, Inc.), aired on the Lifetime Network USA (2017). You can learn more about her filmmaking and screenwriting at www.vandelsoproductions.ca.

Vesta loves fountain pens, ink, and different papers and handwrites her projects before transferring them to a computer. When she isn’t writing or drooling over fountain pens and ink, Vesta loves listening to audiobooks, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, and sewing, knitting, and felting.

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