Gardner-Webb Student Publishes First Novel

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 Jen Guberman releases book one in Eos Dawn trilogy

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University senior Jen Guberman has released her debut novel, Eos. It is available for purchase online through Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Eos is a dystopian story set in a future where criminals are exiled to towns designated for different types of crime. Main character, Eos Dawn, is banished to a town of thieves after being caught stealing in her hometown. She discovers the legend of the Skeleton Key, a device that can unlock anything. In order to unlock the box containing it, Eos must go out in search of the set of keys that have been hidden by the Skeleton Key’s creator throughout the five exile towns. As she sets out on her journey, she is motivated by her greed and desire to escape the town of thieves. However, along the way, she discovers that she has the ability to help others as well.

“The flow of the story is quite natural, and the universe represented is vivid and imaginative,” says one reader on GoodReads. “This book deserves all 5 stars!”

Guberman hopes to inspire readers with her first book. She hopes that readers will be able to relate to characters in the story, just as she does as a reader.

“My favorite thing is the interaction with readers,” states Guberman. “I love being approached and told how much someone loved reading Eos, or how shocked they were during certain scenes, or even simply when a reader tells me that they have a favorite character. It shows me that they’ve grown invested.”

Guberman is currently at work on the next installment in the Eos Dawn trilogy, scheduled to be released later this year. “I’m so incredibly excited about the release of book two in the series,” Guberman reported. “It really delves into the environment the characters are in as well as the psychological impact of everything Eos goes through in the series thus far.”

Eos can be purchased on blurb.com, amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com for $11. Otherwise, Guberman can take orders directly for $10. To order a copy directly, you can contact her at jguberman@gardner-webb.edu. The eBook is also available for 99 cents through Amazon. For more information, visit the “Eos Dawn Series” Facebook page, and listen to the WGWG.org radio interview with Guberman at https://soundcloud.com/wgwgdotorg/eos-dawn.

Jen Guberman is a senior at Gardner-Webb University. She is studying Public Relations, Film, and French. Ever since she took a high school creative writing class, Jen has hoped to write and publish a novel. Guberman loves ice cream, cats, and browsing funny pictures on the Internet. Jen is from Huntersville, North Carolina.

Written by Communication & New Media Students Chelsea Sydnor, Kathryn Manning and Jen Guberman.

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