Coming Soon: The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt - 9/5/2017

Coming soon to a store near you! The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt is the new, magical YA book you've been waiting for! Find out what it really means to travel to the center of the Earth and see what's on the other side. Imaginative, mysterious, and thrilling, this is a story unlike any you've ever read and will take you into the depths of an unforgettable adventure. Musician, Ferrill Gibbs's debut novel is one you don't want to miss this Fall! Fall in love with the magic of our world all over again.


Edgar Dewitt is the new kid in town. Moving from Alabama to Mount Lanier, Washington has been quite the change, and Edgar quickly realizes making new friends won't be as easy as he thought. On his first day in town, he meets one of Mount Lanier’s best: the incorrigible Chris Weedy, who’s as bright as a sack of socks and as mean as you can get.

  One day while exploring the woods behind his new house, Edgar discovers something mysterious: an old abandoned cabin. But the real magic happens when he finds something even more magnificent inside the cabin itself: a dark and ominous hole. After studying the hole for a few days, Edgar musters his courage and jumps in feet first. It takes him straight through the center of the earth to a tiny island in the middle of the Indian ocean, and Edgar knows he’s stumbled upon something ancient. Something secret--a seemingly impossible way to journey to the other side of the world.   For the next several weeks, the island becomes a sanctuary where Edgar can escape Chris Weedy’s cruel taunting and his parents’ constant questions. But a sudden, nearby wildfire threatens to engulf the town in flames and take Edgar’s volunteer firefighter father along with it. Edgar must act fast and decide between saving his new town or keeping his newly found safe haven.

Ferrill Gibbs is a writer and singer/songwriter from the Alabama Gulf Coast, whose songs have been featured in American Songwriter Magazine and CMJ, material that iTunes has called, ". . . fully arranged pop songs that literate and mature music fans could enjoy."   He graduated a touch beneath summa cum laude in English at Auburn University, widely regarded as the off-off-Ivy League of the South. Clinging to the oft repeated axiom that C students rule the world, Ferrill wakes each day in gleeful expectation of the profits to start rolling in and has a blog that is highly trafficked by his mother, Linnie.   Having worked in several industries including food service and construction, Ferrill now manages a chain of family-owned convenience stores with his wife, "Fish," in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, where they live with two wonderful dogs and one feisty kitten.

Published September 5th, 2017. Preorder now on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or through any of your local bookstores!