Steve Hewitt

Biography

Steve Hewitt hails from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Born in the 1950s, he grew up with a love of reading and an interest in science fiction inspired by his paternal grandfather.

After studying economics at Nottingham University and health economics at York University, he embarked on a brief career as an academic, just as the UK Government ended the university tenure system. He next tried his hand at working for the NHS but soon realised that although it wanted to employ a health economist it didn’t want to use this particular skill-set.

Tiring of the politician’s fondness for endless and largely pointless tinkering with the health service, he joined the national education department as an analyst, specialising in international comparisons. Out of the frying pan ...

In 2005 he married Anne and, through her, met a friend who turned out to be a budding author. On announcing – as you do – that he’d always fancied having a go at writing a book, Steve was stunned when this new friend responded with ‘What’s stopping you?’ A little later he joined a writing group to begin learning the basic skills of producing a story.

In 2013 Steve grasped an opportunity to take early retirement so that he could concentrate on writing, walking his dog and doing up his house – not necessarily in that order. He now spends his time writing, tracing claimants to unclaimed estates, walking his dog and entertaining his granddaughter – again, not necessarily in that order.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
That's a tough one. I love Steven Erikson, Tad Williams and George R. R. Martin, Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Lee Child, H. P. Lovecraft ... but there are so many to choose from.
When did you first start writing?
About eight years ago, when I joined a local writing group.
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Where to find Steve Hewitt online


Books

Forbidden Knowledge - Volume 1: Death of a Demon
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 128,680. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
As a Papal force destroy a village of heretics, a warrior discovers an old man who has haunted his dreams. He is offered a chance to gain immortality in return for sparing the old man’s life. Thus begins an epic journey which will involve forbidden knowledge, trust and betrayal, honour and deceit as the warrior finds himself at the heart of an ancient battle between implacable foes.
A Brief Tour Around My Head (2nd Edition)
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of 41 short stories covering a variety of genres - including fantasy, horror, sci-fi, thriller and comedy. Including tales about a widow who makes a surprising announcement, a disastrous interview, a pilot who makes a crash landing, a troubled miner seeking redemption, a prisoner who outsmarts himself and an update to a classic fairy-tale.

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