Gwendolyn was born and raised in Maryland. Her early years were a blur of books, theater, card games, board games, and mis-matched socks. It’s no surprise what sort of adult she became.
She graduated from Hollins University in 2011 with a degree in Creative Writing and Classical Philology. Her choice of majors was easy to make since she has been writing stories since before she knew the alphabet, and has long aspired to Spartan levels of sass. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors.
Returning to Maryland with the ability to write a ten-page essay in one night, and an arsenal of insults too old for your grandpa’s grandpa, she taught Middle School Latin. After a year of busy nights and weekends, she started Apprentice Never Master to encourage herself to write on a regular basis.
Using the Ernest Hemingway quote (“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”) as a guideline, she has been running this daily fiction blog for three years with the intent to use the space as both playground and laboratory, continuing to practice, play, and experiment with how she tells stories. She hopes that her blog encourages others to find a safe space to do the same.