Coming Summer 2017
About the Author
Bryce Gibson writes Southern fiction that takes readers to charming and oftentimes sinister areas of the South, He has a degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina, works full-time as a farmer, and lives in South Caroline with his wife and their dog.
Bryce is the author of Young Adult thriller Perennials and the Southern mystery Unclaimed Acre. His next book The Reading Buddy will be available in 2017.
Q&A With Bryce
Tell us a little about your new book
The Reading Buddy is a YA horror/thriller that is reminiscent of the teen horror novels from the early 90s. It is also about someone overcoming social anxiety. The more I worked on it, the more I came to like the main character.
Where did you get the idea for The Reading Buddy?
I've wanted to write a book like this for a while. The initial idea for the book was that the main character would have a reading buddy that becomes obsessed with him. I then decided that Blake, the protagonist, would suffer from social anxiety. I took those two ideas and put them together. As I was writing it, the story went in directions that I hadn't planned on. The ending is pretty crazy.
Give us five words that describe your novel
I would say that the novel is fun, thrilling, surprising, scary, and I hope meaningful.
What makes you most excited about your book’s release?
I can't wait to see what people think of this book. It's different. I was shooting for a fun kind of horror novel combined with a more serious character study. I hope that I was able to pull it off.