A Visit by NC Author Thomas P. Gill

April 12, 2017


In collaboration with the Mooresville Public Library, the Mooresville High School Media Center is hosting a visit by Thomas (Tom) Gill, author of The Bridge, on Wednesday, April 12th. Gill, a NC native and retired Air Force officer, will speak about his first novel, set in Emerald Isle, to all interested students and staff. In addition to signing copies of this summer romance/mystery, Gill will also present about the process for writing, editing, publishing, and marketing a novel. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of The Bridge, please email Kristi Brawley or call 704-658-2589. It's a timely Spring Break read, so reserve a copy today!

Gill's Presentation Schedule at MHS

  • 1st Block (8:15 AM - 9:00 AM)
  • 2nd Block (9:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • 3rd Block (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
  • 4th Block (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)

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Book Summary

A touching love story, The Bridge reveals how a family tragedy—kept hidden for fifteen years—ends up wreaking havoc when it is finally revealed.

An automobile accident at the Langston Bridge foreshadows events to come when high school sophomore Kirby Smith sets off for a summer vacation at her grandparents’ home in gorgeous Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

A budding track star and honor student, Kirby is looking forward to practicing for her driver’s license exam on the barrier island. But even more exciting than that is the boy she noticed at the end of last summer…a boy she’s been dreaming about all year.

Sparks fly when the two young people get together. But when Kirby innocently stumbles on a shocking secret, readers are taken back to another time, revealing heartrending events that have been concealed for years.

A poignant tale of love, loss, and forgiveness, The Bridge speaks to the sacrifices that our military families make in service to the country.

Look for the Sequel in April!

Kirby is lost. During every major moment of her life, she always had her husband and high-school sweetheart, Sam, by her side. Ever since they met at the age of fifteen, the two were inseparable. Then, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Fontaine is killed during a test flight. Kirby is destroyed. Sam was her soul mate. Can she live when half of her is gone?

Kirby and her teenage son, Journey, return to their family on Emerald Isle in North Carolina. Kirby must navigate a future without her husband. As the young widow struggles to live without being shackled by grief, Journey begins exploring the island. Both mother and son will find surprising friends and begin the difficult healing process.

While Journey has his own adventures with wildlife on the island, Kirby becomes caught in a love triangle with two handsome men. Is she ready to reopen her heart to love?

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