Hughie Gibson


Hughie Gibson was born and raised in Southeast Missouri. He currently lives in Dexter with his wife and two daughters. He us an accomplished chef and author. Hughie writes poetry and novels. He is currently the author of 3 series, Jacob Mallory Mysteries, Pine Bluff Mysteries, and Adrenaline. Jacob Mallory and Pine Bluff Mysteries take place in rural Missouri were he grew up. He takes the noir styles of the forties and blends it with modern noir and the rural country noir of authors like Daniel Woodrell, and Larry Brown. In Adrenaline he takes the noir aspects of his other writings and blends it with the comic books he was raised on to create a unique genre of superhero prose.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Honestly I don't, I've been writing or telling stories for as long as I can remember. When was a young boy growing up in Southeast Missouri I would play like every young boy does but I always seemed focused on the story and the characters I created. My mother says because of that she always knew I would be a writer.

I do remember my first poem though, it was titled "The Roads in Heaven". I wrote it soon after my Grandpa passed away suddenly in 1987, I was 10 years old. It wasn't good.
What is your writing process?
I definitely start as a planner. I have to know where the story will end up. This is a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because I have a road map and don't wander aimlessly, but it's a curse because sometimes the characters surprise me. I may be half way through a story when suddenly a plot point will be on the horizon and I know that the character that has came to life would not handle the situation the way I had planned. Sometimes that's an easy fix and sometimes it means the story may not end the way I had planned. The story is its own and I am only it's vessel in which to deliver it.
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This member has not published any books.

Hughie Gibson's favorite authors on Smashwords

Peter Menadue
Latest book: Bad State. Published May 9, 2018.

Smashwords book reviews by Hughie Gibson

  • East Ave (A Charles Splints Case) on Feb. 02, 2016

    I rather enjoyed this little piece. Very classic Noir or hardboiled detective tone. I liked it a lot. Was curious where it was going and it was paid off in the end. Can't wait to read more of Charles Splints adventures.
  • Not Dead Yet on Feb. 11, 2016

    Wow, just wow. I love this book so much. I was engrossed from page one. Peter Menadue has a simple way with word that I love. I'm a huge hardboiled fan and he hit the nail on the head with little gem. I didn't know what to expect because I have never read a PI story set in Australia before but Peter made the city pop to life with its characters and seedy places. It's a great story that would recommend to anyone who not only loves hardboiled detective stories but anyone who loves to read.