Gwen grew up on a tiny blueberry farm near the coast of Maine. She earned her BA in Environmental Studies and German at Goucher College in Baltimore. After returning to Maine last year, she worked at an apple orchard, taught creative writing to aspiring young authors, and was the assistant art director on the set of a horror movie about sea monsters. Gwen loves playing celtic fiddle tunes, running really long distances, and writing short stories. She is excited to spend the summer baking, grilling, mixing, slicing, stirring, sautéing, chopping, gardening, and helping to cook the most delicious food on all of Hurricane Island.