Gwen’s life experiences emerge from a variety of venues and vocations, all of which have added tremendous insight and background to her role as a wife, a mom, an author, and a speaker. Her first nine years were filled with the excitement of being raised as a missionary kid in Nigeria, West Africa. The next nine years of her life were spent adapting to life in the United States and seeking to understand the faith she had been raised to accept.

While attending the University of Pennsylvania, she chose to abandon that faith. But God, in His great love and timing, sent a brand new believer into her life whose enthusiasm and joy led her back to the Lord. (Ed and Gwen have been married for almost forty years!)

After graduating from college, Gwen spent several years working in the medical profession while she honed her writing skills and began her career as a mom. For many years she authored a weekly newspaper column focusing on the humorous family issues and incidents that arose as she and Ed raised their four active sons. The popularity of her writing quickly led to many feature articles in magazines and the publication of five books.

The primary focus of Gwen’s writing and speaking is to help others - especially teenagers and young moms - find hope and help and humor in the pages of Scripture. She is adamant about the fact that God meant for us to enjoy life by serving others despite the circumstances of our own lives. This is the only way we can find true joy. And God wants us to boldly share the Source of that joy with the people He brings into our lives.