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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cole Gibsen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Gibsen lives in Collinsville and graduated from Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cole Gibsen first realized she different when, in high school, she was still reading comic books while the other girls were reading fashion magazines. It was her love of superheroes that first inspired her to pick up a pen. Her favorite things to write about are ordinary girls who find themselves in extraordinary situations. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with an associate's degree in liberal arts, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the St. Louis Writers Guild.

Published Works

    Young Adult Books
  • Breathless, Crescent Moon Press , 2012
  • Katana, Flux, 2012
  • Senshi, Flux, 2013
  • Shinobi, Flux, 2014
  • Life Unaware, Entangled Publishing, 2015Adult Books
  • Fifty First Times, HarperCollins, 2014
  • Written on My Heart, Entangled Publishing, 2015
  • Seared On My Soul, CreateSpace, 2016

Selected Titles At Your Library

Breathless /
ISBN: 1937254275. OCLC Number:

Crescent Moon Press,. Middletown, N.J. :. 2012.

Katana /
ISBN: 0738730408. OCLC Number:

Flux,. Woodbury, Minn. :. 2012.

When seventeen-year-old Rileigh Martin discovers she may be harboring the spirit of Senshi, a samurai, she is torn between continuing as an ordinary, shoe-loving girl and embracing the warrior inside, with help from a handsome martial arts instructor, Kim.

Senshi /
ISBN: 0738732613. OCLC Number:

Flux,. Woodbury, Minn. :. ©2013.

"After learning she is a reincarnated samurai, nearly getting killed (several times), and reuniting with a past-life soul mate, Rileigh Martin decides to put her warrior life on hold to focus on her senior year of high school"--

Shinobi /
ISBN: 0738739111. OCLC Number:

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With graduation nearing and Kim regaining his memory, Rileigh is ready to celebrate but Sumi not only regains her memory, too, she performs a ritual to switch bodies with Rileigh, draining her ki and placing her in grave danger.

Life unaware /
ISBN: 1622663969. OCLC Number:

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Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success--cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society--until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school. Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah. The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched ... especially Regan Flay.

Fifty first times :
ISBN: 0062329707. OCLC Number:

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For New Adult and Young Adult fans, nineteen stories ... fifty unforgettable experiences. Nineteen fabulous tales of first kisses, first loves, first ... everythings. With stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn, Sophia Bleu, Lisa Desrochers, Cole Gibsen, A.L. Jackson, Sophie Jordan, Melissa Landers, Lauren Layne, Roni Loren, Molly McAdams, Myra McEntire, Hannah Moskowitz, Lyla Payne, Mark Perini, Carrie Ryan, Andrew Shaffer, Alessandra Thomas, and Tracy Wolff. All compiled by Julie Cross.

Written on my heart /
ISBN: 1943336903. OCLC Number:

Entangled Publishing,. Fort Collins, CO :. ©2015.

It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn't need trouble especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who is six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass. Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There's no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner, even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart. But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

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