Gwendolyn Taunton was born in Queensland, Australia and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Gwendolyn has an extensive background in Philosophy, Hinduism, Buddhism, Information Technology, and teaching. In 2009 she won the $10,000 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence for her first book Primordial Traditions. She has previously been employed as a web designer, a computer programmer, general IT slave to university professors, and a teacher. Gwendolyn now runs her own businesses in jewellery, publishing, and property investment. In her spare time, she listens to obscure music, watches horror films, ventures out into the wildness with indigenous Australian fauna, and is an amateur herpetologist.
She was in Christchurch for both the 2010 Canterbury Earthquakes and the cycle of aftershocks it produced, which culminated in the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Having experienced constant shaking and rumbling for a year, Gwendolyn decided to return to her country of birth and has been happily residing in Australia ever since.
Gwendolyn’s natural habit is a spacious home in rural Australia, filled with books, exotic plants, and bizarre antiquities. She is fiercely individualistic, is not a team player, and does not support any political ideology which enforces conformity of opinion, irrespective of whether it is Left or Right Wing.
Gwendolyn Taunton explicitly does not support any unsavory political ideologies such as the Alt-Right or Zionism.