- Born: in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, The United States.
- Description: ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gwendolyn Kim Hoff
Gwen was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin in an unnamed year. She grew up with Mom, Dad and younger sister and lived there until going off to university.
At Oconomowoc High School, she would fall in love……with the written word and after graduating, Miss Hoff immediately began her writing career; Science Fiction being the unlikely genre of choice. Her studies in English and Meteorology at UW-Milwaukee are mere window dressing to the greater passion of fashioning phrases; original ways to arrange the English language.
A Trekkie (Star Trek NBC Television 1967-1969) to the core, Gwen would go on to complete three Sci Fi novels. In a pre-computer world, all but the third has survived the passage of time (THE RETURN TRIP) and that in rough draft form.
She has 3 wonderful sons and a solid group of quality friends. The satisfaction of family and faith in the Living God are what drives this writer of both books and just about any other form; if it requires the right words, she can do it.
To this very day, Gwendolyn still loves Science Fiction, cries at every new big-screen STAR TREK movie and looks at the stars, with a fond and unique eye to the heavens, just not creating it.
But as the years wear on, Historical Fiction has become the comfortable literary vehicle of choice.
That brings us to the year 1994. In that year, she would meet the Granddaughter of the subject doctor of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR. She entered into a partnership for the purpose of bringing the story of Alpha Omega Campbell to light. With informational trips to book’s setting of Tallahassee FL and a treasure trove of realized history, adding Washington DC to her bag of tricks, the epic story of a medical groundbreaker took form.
During the intervening 12+ years, the life & times of a fine southern physician and gentleman would be lovingly crafted into words; some fact, some fiction. The final result is a unique writing style and an unequaled perspective on history; an interesting blend of relevant characters and what was really happening around them, at that particular time.
And now it is on to a series of books concerning Constance Caraway, a skilled private investigator from Tallahassee Florida. CARAWAY & ASSOCIATES will transport the reader to a confoundingly wonderful combination of cases and places.