Some people know me as the fierce, independent, quirky, hilarious, crafty, hat-wearing, guitar-playing, first-time fiction author, journalist, blogger and feminist.
Others refer to me as "that outspoken editor who wears all black and drinks too much coffee — I think her name is Shelly?"
Although I will probably answer to Shelly in an attempt to avoid an awkward conversation, my name is actually Elly Gibson. I've written and edited for a hefty handful of newspapers, but my real passion is writing fiction (and the occasional limerick).
I live in Albany, New York with my all-supporting husband, two wildly-energetic Labradors and a grumpy, old cat.
I've been toying with the idea of writing a book for awhile, but now it's time for that dream to come to fruition.
My debut novel titled "Everything Happens So Much" follows a couple of 20-somethings and the pitfalls of falling in like.
Sometimes people are no good for each other. Sometimes it works out anyway, at least for awhile. Other times, friendships unwittingly blossom into something more -- even if all the forces of nature are against it.
So if you want to join protagonist Bea (a spunky reporter with a real talent for laughing at herself) and her confusing adventures involving first date kisses, binge drinking, making and maintaining friendships, moving back home and open mic nights, consider becoming a patron.
If a creator — me or anyone you find interesting and good at what they do — writes something that makes you feel something, or if you think their work is worthwhile and makes your life better, gifting them the equivalent of a cup of coffee/pint of vegan ice cream/half a burrito each month really, truly makes a difference.
Patreon is also one of the most direct ways I can receive feedback from readers.
As a special thank you to those who join me (and Bea) on this journey, I'd like to offer you access to some exclusive content (including drafts of each chapter!) released just for you on Patreon, as well as discussions about the making of the book and the creative process.
I have so many ideas for this book constantly zooming through my head and tons of drafts and notes cluttering my computer. I can't wait to make something real and tangible and exciting. Let's do this!