is the author of The Awen Chronicles, a cross-genre trilogy of mystery and suspense, involving themes more often associated with literary novels.
Although involved in various creative arts, J. A. Gibbens studied science at the University of Waterloo, obtaining a BSc (Honours) in Biology and Chemistry, and a BEd from Queen’s University in Kingston. She has worked in a government research lab in western Canada and in the Pathology Lab of an Ontario hospital. She joined the staff at Guelph's Centennial CVI and taught there for twelve years, after which she entered the field of finance. She later retired from the financial services business she had established with her partner.
For many years, J. A. Gibbens wrote for herself, consolidating the observations, experiences and musings she collected throughout her life. A reduction in travel opportunities provided time to focus on writing, and resulted in the completion of the first two books of The Awen Chronicles: L’Orté Point––Book 1 and Cow on the Ice–ko på isen––Book 2, released in 2022. The trilogy is now complete with Epitaph: Full Circle ––Book 3, released in 2023. All were published through Friesen Press.
Author, artist, DIY enthusiast, and self-described gym rat, J. A. Gibbens currently resides in Southern Ontario, with her husband, and a woodchuck that lives under their deck.
You can get in touch with J. A. Gibbens by using the contact page on this website and by visiting www.Facebook.com/gibbensauthor.