Gwen Hankins is the author of multiple articles and has three published adult romance books in 2008 under a pseudonym, Gwyn Lacy. Those stories were her first attempts at publication. After taking a break and taking writing classes, she realized that she was reading, almost exclusively, young-adult novels. She is surrounded by kids and teens reading the young adult genre and is constantly deluged with recommendations of new authors and new books. (See why below-lol)
She lives in Missouri in a little red house with her husband and four dogs: Frenchy, Bella, Jolie and Charlie Brown. Gwen loves all things summer and activities with her six grandsons and two granddaughters(all under 13). She is most proud of her four grown daughters, step-daughter and stepson (all under thirty!).
When asked about grand-parenting, she responds with a smile and a glow. “I was a young, teenage mom and married at sixteen. Now, I’m a young Grandma. It was a rough start-And now, whew! It all turned out well.”