Gwendolyn Southin was born in the county of Essex, England, and immigrated to Montreal, Quebec when she was in her mid twenties. Retiring to the Sunshine Coast in 1982, she managed a resort and marina with her husband in Pender Harbour before moving to Sechelt where she launched her writing career. Gwen was a founding member of the SunCoast Writers’ Forge, the Festival of the Written Arts, and the Sunshine Coast Writers-in-Residence Program. She co-edited the Festival of the Written Art’s The Great Canadian Cookbook with Betty Keller. Her short stories and articles have appeared in Maturity, Pioneer News, and Sparks from the Forge.