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Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer is an award winning photographer, freelance Illustrator, graphic designer and published author of the trilogy series featuring a hearing impaired teen that is based on a true story. Her first two books, Sway and Compass, are in bookstores worldwide.

Jennifer's novels are a brutal and honest portrayal about a teen who is severely hard of hearing and struggling to get through high school.  It's a rare insight into the world of a young person living with a disability where the reader essentially walks a mile in the character shoes.  

In Sway, we begin to see her change and make interesting decisions based on what happens to her.  Gradually, her path in life begins to shift and goes towards a new direction in Compass.  She becomes more aware of who she is as a young person. The third book, Destiny,  becomes a pivotal turning point that sets her on the right path where she becomes empowered and emerges a stronger person. 

Incorporated into all three books are a variety of visual representations that feature hope and inspiration.  Stars play a big part in Jessie's world.  Whenever she is struggling, especially during those dark emotional times in her life, there is usually a sign to help her stay strong such as the appearance of a special spirit guide or messages given to her such as "To reach the stars, all you have to do is Believe."  There is a sense of magic woven into the fabric of these stories.


Current Releases
Jessie has managed to defy the odds, overcoming a severe hearing loss and achieving a Black Belt. She seemed to have it all, a handsome and devoted boyfriend, success as a karate instructor…until now. On the cusp of graduating from high sch...
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Jessie is determined not to let her hearing loss hold her back. She aims her sights even higher as she ventures in a new direction. With a Black Belt on the horizon, and so close to achieving it, she is unaware of the danger closing in on her. ...
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Being a teenager is hard enough. To be hard of hearing on top of that is like being stuck in the middle of a never ending soap opera. In Compass, the sequel to Sway, Jessie's life begins to change its course, sending her toward a new reali...
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Compass (with bonus story: Awake)
There was something different about Jessie. She struggled to fit in at school, surrounded by a web of lies and deceit...until she met Ethan. Based on a true story, the novel “Sway” is about a hearing impaired teenager named Jessie ...
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