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Hope Gibbs grew up in rural Scottsville, Kentucky. As the daughter of an English teacher, she was raised to value the importance of good storytelling from an early age. Today, she’s an avid reader of women’s fiction. Drawn to multi-generational family sagas, relationship issues, and the complexities of being a woman, she translates those themes into her own writing.
She lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband and her persnickety Shih Tzu, Harley, and is the mother of five. In her downtime, she loves playing tennis, singing karaoke, and curling up on her favorite chair with a book.
Hope has a B.A. from Western Kentucky University. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, the Women’s National Book Association, a tour guide for Bookish Road Trip, and the co-host of the Authors Talking Bookish Podcast.
Where the Grass Grows Blue is her debut novel, which has been named to the 2023 Short List for the Chatelaine Book Awards for Romantic Fiction, winner of the 2023 BookFest Awards for both Contemporary Romance and Small Town Romance, winner of the 2023 Best Book Awards for Romantic Fiction, winner of the 2023 American Writing Awards for Romantic Fiction, winner of the 2023 Firebird Book Awards for Best New Fiction, Best Romance, and Best Beach Read, a finalist for Best Debut Fiction in the 2023 American Writing Awards, a finalist for Best New Fiction in the 2023 International Book Awards, and a finalist for Best New Fiction in the 2023 American Fiction Awards.