Gwyneth Bledsoe was born in Doncaster, England, and grew up in the metropolitan city of Leeds in the northern county of Yorkshire. Her Celtic first name and red hair derive from her paternal Welsh and Scottish roots. She attributes her love of books and languages to parental educators who encouraged weekly trips to the library.
Gwyneth studied French language and literature at the University of Reading in southern England including one year at the University of Aix-en-Provence in the Mediterranean region of France. She worked in the editing department of the British and Foreign Bible Society in London for a year, followed by a post-graduate degree at City of London Polytechnic. After a number of years in I.T. back in Reading, a career opportunity and passion for the French language took her to Paris where she lived and worked for eight years, imbibing the language and culture while developing project management and business analysis skills.
Gwyneth left Paris to work in southern California as an I.T. consultant, before settling in the Treasure Valley of Idaho with her American husband. For the past decade her faith has redirected her to serving people in need at Love INC of Treasure Valley (Love In the Name of Christ). She and her husband worship at the Boise Vineyard Christian Fellowship where she teaches English to a Burmese Karen people group, resettled from the Thailand border refugee camps.Gwyneths love of language and other cultures is clearly evident in her writing style. The London and Paris settings of her novel reflect her inside knowledge of places where she has lived. While this is her first novel, Gwyneths poems have previously been published in inspirational anthologies by June Cotner (Wedding Blessings, Broadway Books and House Blessings, Cotner Ink). Gwyneth has also produced and sold photo books and note cards locally.
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