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FHFH book signing


museum signOnce again, the wonderful people at the Barnwell County Museum hosted a book signing/reading of my new release, Harps Upon the Willows, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. While the weather was particularly unwelcoming, the warmth within from those who attended was gratefully felt.


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Thank you, Jonathan Vickery, for a well-written article featuring the release of Harps Upon the Willows, “Gibson Releases Second Book in Duncullen Saga” in the May 19th issue of The People Sentinel. You can read the entire article here.


aiken wine & sign 2017

As a vehicle to raise money for the worthy cause of Essential Tremor Disorder, the Aiken book signing event was a wonderful event that featured authors from the local area and beyond. While meeting and greeting writers and readers, I enjoyed sipping wine and selling a few books! Look for me at the 2018 Aiken Wine & Sign.




On February 23, 2017, I had a wonderful time with the Allendale County Library Book Club. After serving an incredible lunch, the group and I discussed writing, research, and Aroon. They are an informed and interesting group of people who were delightful to spend time with! I so appreciate their invitation.


On January 24, 2017, I enjoyed a marvelous lunch and visit with the delightful members of the Allendale Study Group. They can invite me anytime!




Read the November 17, 2016 review of AROON in the Aiken Independent, written by Gary Bunker.

“M. B. Gibson’s debut novel ‘Aroon’ is a crackerjack tale of love, murder and betrayal in eighteenth-century Ireland.”

“The story revolves around the Lynch family, the proprietors of Duncullen Manor in County Tipperary… Gibson skillfully weaves in their back stories while letting the drama unfold in an unpredictable fashion. This isn’t a formulaic, cookie cutter bodice-ripper by any stretch of the imagination.”

Read the entire review here.


Friday, November 4, 2016, I had a blast at my first call-in book club visit with Colleen Simpson and the Bookmarkians. Besides having a cool name, they are a fun, enthusiastic crowd. Thanks so much for having me!



I had a great day Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Columbia, SC at the South Carolina Writer’s Association workshop, “Craft Builds Community.” Great speakers & instructors with good friends–I even won a few prizes!


indie-author-day  In the midst of Hurricane Matthew, we at the Aiken County Library ‘weathered’ through the first Indie Author Day, part of a national movement. What a fantastic turnout for booklovers of Aiken!



I had an amazing time on Monday, September 26, 2016 with the wonderful Book Ends of Virginia Beach. This was my first book club visit and they set a very high bar! Thank you, Book Ends!


rumsonfairhavenretrospect-logo“Living the Dream: Author Mary Beth Connor Gibson’s Homecoming”.  Elaine Van Develde’s article appeared online in the September 26, 2016 edition and can be found here.

BACK to my childhood home! A great and beautiful day…

The book signing in Fair Haven, NJ went so well! I appreciate all who came out to support me!

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Thank you to all the Douglass Bookworms for adopting AROON as your July read!


museum sign  AROON Launch Party/Book Signing was held on June 21, 2016 from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Thank you to Marie Peeples, Liana Orr, and the entire Barnwell County Museum Board.

Also, a special thank-you to Lyn Rodzianko and Mickey Martin, who both drove a long way to make this event a success.


people sentinel (2)“Retired GBMS teacher releases first novel”.  Jonathan Vickery’s article appeared in print in the June 15, 2016 edition and can be found online here.