Creekstone Press Author
John Frederic Gibson
Born in Surrey, England in 1920, John Frederic Gibson spent his early years at sea, sailing around the world in Finnish, four-masted barques and serving as a submarine navigator during World War Two. He turned to writing in the mid-1940s, working in London, England for a literary agency and for Twentieth Century Fox in the company’s European Story Department.
His first book – Dark Seas Above (A Submariner’s Notebook) – was published in 1947, followed by Memory Bay, a collection of essays on travel between Lapland and Cape Horn. A move to Cornwall in 1948 served as inspiration for two novels set in that locale – The Bright and The Dark and The Heart of The Street – and a history of the Brocklebank Shipping Company.
In 1958 Gibson moved to British Columbia where his experiences working with First Nations peoples for the Department of Social Welfare gave rise to a novel, File on Helen Morgan, and the non-fiction work, A Small & Charming World.
He and his wife, Lorna, have been residents of Campbell River on Vancouver Island since 1980. He died on September 29, 2002.
Creekstone titles by John Frederic Gibson