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Gibson House connects literary fiction with curious and discerning readers by fostering and promoting individual writers and their work.

Praise for Someone Should Pay for Your Pain
By Franz Nicolay

“Nicolay’s pitch-perfect observations make his story intriguing and all too true, zooming by like trees on the side of the highway.”

Praise for The Town Crazy
By Suzzy Roche

“Singer-songwriter Roche probes the secrets of a small American town in this immersive character-driven tale. . . . Roche’s deep understanding of [the characters] will keep readers engaged all the way to the end.”

Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Cold Last Swim
By Junior Burke

“Cast in the style of noir, albeit sunny California noir . . . Burke’s narrative is a whirlwind escape into the speculative Land of What-If,” and “the timing . . . might well be perfect. We can be entertained in Burke’s alternate land of the stars and the star-struck just at a time when the real world brakes to a dead stop.”

Someone Should Pay for Your Pain coming August 2021
Musician Franz Nicolay’s debut novel bristles with the contradictions of a creative life

Someone Should Pay for Your Pain by Franz Nicolay follows singer-songwriter Rudy Pauver, his conflicted relationship with a successful former protégé, and a young niece who wants to travel with him and whose appearance forces a reckoning with himself and his past.Read More   ›



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