Kevin Gibson grew up creating, but realized he wanted to be a writer while in fifth grade – and the fact he was the star English student and spelling bee champ didn’t hurt. He would grow up to become a reporter/editor, but also spent much of his creative energy over the years writing fiction.
But it was a near-fatal illness in 1990 that taught him to appreciate his life and his love of writing. After publishing a number of short stories in literary and horror magazines in the years following his illness, and also winning an Indiana Collegiate Press Association award for Best Short Story, he completed a book-length manuscript titled “The Liberation of Crystal Hill” and also self-published a book of his stories in 1998.
His career as a journalist yielded a number of Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists awards in the 1990s and early 2000s, and it was in the late 2000s that he channeled his passion for music into his writing, and started a band with his son. The band has released two albums of original songs which are available on iTunes, Amazon.com, etc. Most recently, he wrote his first theatrical script, titled “Home Movies.” It has been accepted into the 2011 Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun, and will be staged in April.
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