Simon Bewick worked in publishing for 25 years, including 10 years as Global Head of Digital Marketing for Oxford University Press, before setting up his own marketing consultancy service where he has worked with publishers, charities, festivals and more on branding, strategy and digital marketing.
After moving back to his native North East England in 2019 he co-produced Virtual Noir at the Bar – a weekly online event that featured more than 270 of the best crime and mystery writers around throughout its’ 2020 run and edited Noir from the Bar – a collection of 30 of some of those authors’ works to raise money for NHS Charities. He now co-runs Bay Tales, a website and monthly online show featuring the biggest and best names in crime fiction.
He has had short fiction published in a range of on and offline publications in the UK and US – a number of which have been collated into Basement Tales, You Could Make a Killing and Cellar Stories – all available on Amazon. He was a finalist in 2020’s Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect and has previously received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best collection.