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headshot looking leftAuthor A. B. Gibson wrote his first novel following an eclectic life as language professor, advertising executive, film producer and entrepreneur. For most of his adult life, he wrote and produced television, radio, print, and digital commercials and built his reputation as one of the most innovative and creative in entertainment advertising.

After four decades writing in the constraints of thirty and sixty-second formats, he made the switch to long-form novel writing. He’s published three best-selling horror/thrillers under the pen name A. B. Gibson and recently made his debut as a romance writer with the 2020 release of Summer Thunder, the first in a planned series of three books.

His first book, The Dead of Winter, is the inspiration for The Seeding, a horror film he is co-producing with Atchity Productions. He also is an Executive Producer of The Book of Leah, a film with an anticipated release in 2021.

He followed The Dead of Winter with two more horror/thrillers in The Appalachian Trail Murder Mystery series, Tracked to Kill, and High Voltage, before switching to writing Contemporary Romance with the publication of Summer Thunder.

Gibson serves as Co-founder and Chairman of OneClick.chat, a video social engagement platform startup that often competes for time with his writing. When not traveling he enjoys life in the small town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he lives with his partner of 29 years and their two rescued dogs.

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Press Clippings

Awesome Review in the Frederick News-Post

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Alan Gibson owns a pick-your-own pumpkin and Christmas tree farm. Not typically the stuff of horror fiction. But that’s exactly the setting he used as the setting for his new book, “The Dead of Winter,” about two couples who come to a farm much...

A Touch of Trail Magic

What do you get when you mix loner hikers, a 2200 mile trek from Maine to Georgia, and a culture that requires you to trust strangers? For many, it's a rewarding hike on the Appalachian Trail. For me, it sounded like the perfect recipe for a horror novel. While High...

“A Twisted Maze of Fright” – Baltimore Out Loud – 2016

A Twisted Maze of Fright Written by Megan Sandwick A.B. Gibson’s ability to paint a vivid picture with words that you can literally feel as you read draws you in to his latest thriller, The Dead of Winter, from the start. The detailed description of the Winters’ farm,...

Blue Ink Review of The Dead of Winter

A.B. Gibson combines tropes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and other slasher films with elements from the gothic novel to develop a disturbing, if familiar, horror story. As Halloween approaches, it’s the last few days for the annual Pumpkin Fest. Families enjoy...

My First Kirkus Review – and it was great!

Four friends reunite at a bed-and-breakfast and find some local Halloween-themed attractions to be a little too frightening in Gibson’s debut horror yarn. Married couple Josh and Julia meet up with their pals Dillon and Tara at the tail end of the PumpkinFest at...

The Observer: Dead of Winter: A Thriller at Ridgefield Farm

Like many Jefferson County locals, I’m a longtime fan of Ridgefield Farm and Orchard. Part if it is my “buy local” eating preference, the other part is the sheer fun of the place. I know that when my kids are adults, they will have fond memories of cutting a Christmas...

Clarion Foreword Book reviews: Dead of Winter

Clarion Foreword Book reviews This atmospheric horror novel offers pleasant chills to readers looking for a good, realistic scare. A. B. Gibson’s The Dead of Winter utilizes vivid settings and intriguing plot developments in the service of an often scary tale. Four...