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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cole Gibsen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction



Illinois Connection

Gibsen lives in Collinsville and graduated from Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cole Gibsen first realized she different when, in high school, she was still reading comic books while the other girls were reading fashion magazines. It was her love of superheroes that first inspired her to pick up a pen. Her favorite things to write about are ordinary girls who find themselves in extraordinary situations. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with an associate's degree in liberal arts, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the St. Louis Writers Guild.

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