BARNEGAT, NJ — As Barnegat budding author Andrew Gibson continues to put the final touches on his real-life “traumedy,” he's asking for help from the community.
Gibson actually coined the term “traumedy” as a new book genre, lacing unmistakable ill effects of trauma with a comedic tone.
According to Gibson, “Sweep the Grass” deals with issues concerning, trauma, addiction, and substance abuse. He writes about the negative stigma on mental illness in the military, and society abroad. The book will allow readers to enter into the mind of an addict and gain insight of those suffering from mental illness and struggling just to be themselves.
The Barnegat author shares some of his personal experiences in his work. He also includes the story of a soldier from Project Refit, who was “blown up” in Afghanistan twice. Another part of the book considers the journey of a seven time brain surgery and two time leukemia survivor.
“I need people to read my book as it is now, and give me criticism,” explained Gibson. “I want people to tell me if the book flows and if they want to read more.”
Those interested in being test or beta readers of Gibson's “Sweep the Grass,” should sign up here.