Jonah Gibson


Jonah Gibson is a retired CPA and management accountant who lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida with his wife and as many greyhounds as they are able to squeeze into the house. When he is not writing, he is tinkering at art and probably thinking about fishing although he never actually does the latter as he hates to get his tackle wet.

Jonah prefers the sacred to the profane, but profanity to speech that has been sanitized of impact. He prefers art to politics and politics to war, quiet to music and music to noise. He prefers driving to flying, but, these days, who doesn't. He'd rather have red wine than white, scotch than bourbon, and martinis than almost anything else. He likes his candy with nuts.

Jonah believes fiction is often truer than reality, and art is more reasonable than philosophy. He thinks science confirms faith in ways only a poet would understand. He believes that, at a minimum, one should leave the world in a better state than one found it, and that while it's okay to fail at this, it's not okay not to try.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure, I wrote a science fiction story in the 8th grade. It was supposed to be an assignment, but I colored waaay outside the lines, and ended up with 13 pages of fanciful fiction. That was about 3 times longer than it needed to be to meet the requirements of the assignment, so it's clear that I got carried away in more ways than one. The teacher sent home a note saying I had an active imagination. Mom didn't think that was a good thing.
What is your writing process?
I used to start with a legal pad and a fountain pen. I enjoyed the tactile sensation of actual writing, and convinced myself that it nurtured the creative process. I still make my initial notes and outlines that way, but I don't insist on a good fountain pen anymore. Rather than have to fill a pen with ink and arrange a space I just jump right in. I try not to think about process - just about the story as it unfolds. I write exclusively on the computer now, but I make notes to myself on a pad about things I need to fix or things I need to incorporate later. I keep the pad handy and cross stuff off as it gets folded into the work.
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Where to find Jonah Gibson online


Buses and Bears, Bullets and Stones
By Jonah Gibson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
Buses & Bears, Bullets & Stones is a collection of 5 short stories—a mixed bag of off-beat fiction aimed directly at the adult funny bone. These stories are alternately funny, poignant, quirky, magical, and occasionally a little scary.
By Jonah Gibson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,840. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mired in an epic mid-life crisis, Jack McCain is swimming against the currents of his life. His ex-wife hates his attitude. His girlfriend hates the stripper he's hooked up with. His old friends hate his new car, and his new friends are trying to steal his old car. Everyone wants to call him 'Geezer'. Will he triumph against all odds, or join the mounting body count? Join in the dark comedic fun.

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