Gareth Hewitt lives on the cusp of Lancashire and Merseyside with his wife and two daughters, where he works on his first novel between school runs and a career in healthcare. In 2015 he became a flash fiction judge with Mash Stories after winning the fifth instalment of the competition. Since then, he has focused on developing his writing and completing his first full-length work. He finds inspiration in the storytelling traditions of mythology and legend, whether found in ancient sagas or the modern superhero narrative, which lend a fantastical element to his literary fiction. His current project is an exploration of the journey through fatherhood, without the limitation of contemporary social boundaries.