Alan B. Gibson, professor, author, advertising executive and entrepreneur

In this episode of Turning Points, Patricia Killeen chatted with author Alan B. Gibson. He wrote his first novel following an eclectic life as language professor, advertising executive, and entrepreneur. For most of his adult life, he wrote and produced television, radio, print, and digital commercials and is renowned in entertainment advertising.

After four decades writing in the constraints of commercial spots, he made the switch to long-form novel writing. He’s published three best-selling thrillers; The Dead of Winter, High Voltage, and Tracked to Kill. He made his debut in Urban Fantasy with the late 2019 release of Summer Thunder. He plans to release his second in the series, Summer Heat and is currently writing Summer Lightning.

His first book, The Dead of Winter, is the inspiration for a feature film expected to shoot later this year.

Alan also serves as Co-founder and Chairman of OneClick chat, and currently resides in the small town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Exactly one year after the death of his partner of 31 years, Alan returned to Paris, the city he and Dr. Scott Beard had so often visited together and where they’d planned to hang their hats…

He shared their Paris stories and relived the excitement of Scott playing the piano at Le Madeline, where he was granted the key! And at the Salle Cortot, in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where he was awarded the prestigious Roussel Foundation Prize.

We were serenaded by Scott’s rendition of the “Motif finlandais” by Theodor Leschetizky; his winning Parisian performance.