Gary Kittle

Biography

Gary Kittle is a writer of many years experience. He has been shortlisted for the Essex Book Festival Short Story Competition twice and his play Walking Through Wire was staged in London to critical acclaim in 2014. Many of his shorter screenplays have been filmed by Film Colchester and DT Film Productions, two of which (Three Sheets to the Wind and Connected) finishing as runners-up in film competitions. He is currently working with DT Films on their first feature film, Dragged Up Dirty, as a script adviser and his short film credits have now passed into double figures. Data Protection, written by Gary for Dan Allen Films was shortlisted for the Sci-fi London 48 Hour Film Competition. He was also a runner up in the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition (2016). Gary lives and writes in Wivenhoe, Essex.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Like reading, it's the excitement of the unfolding story, except with writing it's like picking up a book of blank pages and the words appear on the page before your eyes as you're thinking them up. It's exciting, yes, but a bit spooky, too - especially with some of the ideas I come up with. But there has to be an audience. It's not enough to write in a vacuum. Recognition and appreciation count for a lot; they keep you going, inspire you. I love the idea of people reading something I've written, even if they don't like it. Possessing, as I do, the social skills of a lettuce, writing is my way of connecting with others. As a friend once said of me: 'Writing is not something you do, it's what you are.'
Who are your favorite authors?
List time, then: I like Patricia Highsmith, Pat Barker, Leo Tolstoy, Philip K. Dick, Ian McEwan, Doug Johnstone, Stephen King, Andrew Cowan, Mark Billingham, George Orwell, Susan Hill, Graham Swift, and J. M. Coetzee. Well, they do recommend would-be writers read widely!
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Where to find Gary Kittle online


Videos

IF LOOKS COULD KILL - trailer
Thanks to Dan Allen Films for making this trailer for my latest novella, out now.

Books

Dumb Angel
Price: Free! Words: 30,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
At last Don has a wife who will do anything he demands, without question. And if she really was his wife he’d be breaking several laws; so it’s lucky she’s only an android sex toy that looks like her. Acting out his deepest, darkest fantasies Don goes too far, causing the android to malfunction. But at least there are no witnesses - until the doorbell rings and standing outside is the real Mary.
Nine Lives
Price: Free! Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
These nine powerful stories focus on the lives of adult men; some from the present, others from the recent past. Though many could be considered tragedies, there are also moments of justice, courage and humour. Both sexes will appreciate the experiences of these intriguing characters, however; whose collective message is that confronting our weaknesses can often become our greatest strength.
Bully For You
Price: Free! Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Chris Haynes thinks he has everything under control - until his wife leaves him and a mugger jumps him after work. Now his young son is rebelling big time, the mugger hasn't finished with him yet and there's something he would rather keep secret under the summer house. It's time for Chris to prove himself as a father and a man, but fighting back could be the most dangerous response of all.

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