Gwendolyn Taunton - Writer, Multimedia Artist, Entrepeneur

Gwendolyn Taunton's Bio:

Gwendolyn Taunton was born in Queensland and currently resides in Australia. She is a former resident of Christchurch (New Zealand) and relocated back to Australia following the 2010-2011 earthquake series which caused wide scale destruction in the city of Christchurch.

In 2009 Gwendolyn Taunton was the recipient of the Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence for her first book,Primordial Traditions, which was presented by the New Zealand Society of Authors and the Mayor of Auckland. Primordial Traditions featured a selection of articles from a free online magazine with the same name, which was in operation from 2006-2010. The book Primordial Traditions has recently been republished as a revised edition.

Gwendolyn used the proceeds of the award to establish further titles, and now also publishes other authors. Before becoming a full time author, Gwendolyn worked as the web and graphic designer for the National Centre for Research on Europe (New Zealand).

Gwendolyn has a BA (Hons.) in Religious Studies, as well as an extensive academic background in philosophy and computing. When she is not working on books or websites, Gwendolyn has a strong interest in Australia Flora and Fauna, and can be found traversing the Australian wilderness.

Gwendolyn Taunton's Experience:

  • Editor at Numen Books

  • Web Mistress at Primordial Traditions


Gwendolyn Taunton's Education:

  • Massey University

    Information Systems
    Concentration: Web Technology
  • University of Cantebrury

    BA (Hons)
    Concentration: Religious Studies, Philosophy
  • Excel Institute

    NZQA Level 7 Computing
    Activities: Database programing, Web Development

Gwendolyn Taunton's Interests & Activities:

Writing, Reading, Photography, Digital Art, Ecology, Orchids, Herpetology, Mythology, Spirituality, Archery, Philosophy.