Welcome Readers of Dark Fiction to our Bleeding Ink Author Spotlight
Gary Hewitt is a writer who lives in a small village in Kent in the UK. He has had several stories published and is delighted to appear in this anthology of Bleeding Ink. His style is dark and rather unique. He is a member of the Hazlitt Arts Writers’ Group.
Bleeding Ink Tale: First Meal
Ink Babes: Welcome to the Author Spotlight, Gary. Let’s start with you telling us a little bit about yourself.
GH: I live in a small village in Kent in the United Kingdom. I enjoy reading and writing prose/poetry. My tales do tend to be on the dark side although not always.
Ink Babes: And what sparked the idea for your Bleeding Ink tale?
GH: I wanted a vampire tale with a bit of a different outlook. I believe the story achieves this aim.
Ink Babes: It does and deliciously, so.
Gary, is there anything in particular you’re afraid of?
GH: Wasps, can’t stand them!
Ink Babes: Oh! One of those nasties got a chunk out of an Ink Babe last week! So, we totally understand your fear of them! They pack a mighty fiery sting!
Speaking of sting, when did you get bitten by the writing bug?
GH: Back at school when the teacher read my work out to the class, much to my embarrassment.
Ink Babes: She obviously saw your potential… And now that you’re a writer, who would you say supported you most?
GH: My dear online friend Sharon Edwards. She often told me to get busy and get writing. She’s certainly helped me pen a few tales over the years.
Ink Babes: We all need a friend like Sharon! Do you have a favorite author?
GH: Very difficult to pin down to one. Would be Tolkien due to his incredible imagination. Must mention Herbert, King, Masterton, Lovecraft, Dickens, Conan Doyle, Bulgakov (could go on and on!) I love the classics and their writing style. I’m reading Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, at the moment.
Ink Babes: What are you working on now?
GH: I have two novels to edit…eventually. I’ve also a poem and a short story to prepare for my next meet up at the local writers’ group, I’ve also plenty of stories to edit.
Ink Babes: Thank you for stepping into the spotlight, Gary. Before you scurry off to get your edits done, is there anything that you would like to say to our Bleeding Ink readers?
GH: Just to say enjoy this excellent publication and there’s plenty more to come!
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