EXPERIMENT STATION ROAD, the musical RESISTANCE!
and the stage plays: GRACE DINER, EXPERIMENT
STATION ROAD, and YOU'VE GOT 90 SECONDS. This is
her first novel in the young adult genre. The characters and
plot surprises she discovered while writing ROLL CALL made
it impossible to say goodbye to Avery DeTornada and
inspired her to continue writing books two and three, INSIDE
THE THIRD (available in December 2015) and RELUCTANT
WARRIORS. Gwen lives in the Northwest with her husband
Words from Gwen...
"DON’T MAKE ME WRITE THIS BOOK! What is it that calls
a writer who just finished writing a historical fiction about a
quirky kid in the sixties fighting for social justice (Experiment
Station Road) to write a young adult trilogy? Dystopian
literature? Post-Apocalyptic storytelling? I don’t think so.
I like to read the genre--not interested in writing it. So why?
It’s the haunting. The idea dropped in my head while driving
to school and my teaching job in early February 2013—
complete with Avery DeTornada and her identity crisis,
leading the way and accompanied by a cast of characters I
found both engaging and revolting. Could I really say “forget
it”? I did say that, more than once. But I couldn’t turn the
ideas off, and everything I was working on that was unrelated
to Roll Call just ran away into the sunset, waiting for another
day. Haunting—it’s a good thing."