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Vernon writer John Gibson speaks at Friends of Library meeting ………..

Author John Gibson was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Washington County Friends of the Library and delighted listeners with stories behind the path that led him to a career as a minister and writer.


by Kathy Foster


Gibson, a Navy Chaplain, a resident of the Vernon area and Chaplain of the Vernon High School football team,  paid tribute to his teachers along the way who laid the groundwork for his decision to write.


In his first book, ‘Painkiller’ Gibson acknowledged his 9th-grade writing teacher, Mrs. Holly Leake, who he described as inspiring him to write and putting up with the craziness that beset him as a 9th and 10th grader.


David Perry, best-selling author of The ‘Cyclops Conspiracy’ describes Gibson’s book as a “fast-paced, riveting yarn chockful of scandal, political intrigue, corruption and, ultimately, reconciliation”.  He adds,  “Be prepared to lose sleep over this one!”


Gibson, a first-time author, described ‘Painkiller’ as a story of “redemption and justice – the story of a man who wants to make things right with his family.”


Welcoming members back to a new year of Friends’ meetings, President Pat Dickson invited anyone interested in serving on the official board to contact her.  Currently, Brenda Martin has signed on as vice president and Betty Faircloth as secretary.


Dickson also announced that Kevin Russell and Sandy Solger will be the guest speakers at the Friend’s October 5th meeting which will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Wesley Building at the First United Methodist Church in Chipley.




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