Author is a Warrior
Fantasy author Jayel Gibson speaks with such authority on all subjects magical and fantastic, it’s believable that she liked fairy tales immensely as a child.
Growing up with an Irish grandmother, Gibson says she enjoyed hearing stories of the ancient Celts, and she loved how everything seemed so mystical. However, she didn’t actually start writing stories of her own until she was a junior in high school.
In 11th grade, her English class read J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” and she was so entranced with the book that she continued on with reading Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series, and, later, his “The Silmarillion.” In fact, one of the title characters in her book, “The Dragon Queen” is named Yavie, which, in Tolkien’s Elvish language, means “late autumn.”
On the topic of her high school days, Gibson describes herself as between cliques. She says she acted cool to fit in with the popular crowd, but her real friends were geeks.This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 9:00 am and is filed under Press Release. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.