Gwen Overland has always been enchanted by storytelling both as the listener as well as the teller of tales. She holds three Master and Master of Fine Arts degrees in music performance, psychology, and theatre, as well as two PhDs in theatre from UCLA and clinical psychology from Meridian University. She has lived on the Puget Sound, as well as the Illinois side of St. Louis, and at least five apartments in Los Angeles. She currently lives in southern Oregon with her husband, her son, and their two pugs Buster Keaton and Emmett Kelly Overland. Gwen is a professional actress, stage director, college professor and expressive arts therapist. She is also the owner of Expressive Voice Dynamics, and the author of several scholarly articles, including a self help book on voice therapy and psychology entitled, The Soul of Voice.
Her current series, Salmon Run, locates itself in the Pacific Northwest, Whatcom County in Washington State to be exact. This is the land of the Lummi and Nooksack Peoples, as well as fields of tulips and daffodils, and acres of dairy farms. Under the shadow of Mt. Baker and the Cascade Mountain Range, this part of the country favors everything from vineyards to fishing boats, forested state parks to logging camps—the perfect place for romance to take to the earth and blossom.