Born and raised near the Puget Sound in Washington State, Gwen and her family now live in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Prior to that Gwen lived in Los Angeles and had careers in directing, acting, and singing while performing at the piano. Then after years in academia and writing one research article followed by another, Gwen turned her talents toward writing fiction and found she happily could not stop.
In addition to writing romance, Gwen also has two published non-fiction books on the work she does in conjunction with her business, Expressive Voice Dynamics: Soul of Voice and Soul of My Voice.
When she’s not reading, writing, or playing with her two black pugs, Buster Keaton and Emmett Kelly, you can usually find Gwen working in the theatre, teaching college students on how to muster the courage to follow their dreams, or assisting psychotherapy clients in discovering more joy and meaning in their lives.
Keep up with Gwen by following her on Twitter @gwenoverland; Facebook; or at www.gwenoverland.com.