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I’m Gwen Tuinman, an author digging into the past for details that will form the bedrock of my novels and short stories.

Welcome to my storytelling, trivia-loving, nostalgia-craving, ever-curious mind. I love curating facts essential to the creation of engaging stories.  My blog posts share the gleefully collected bites of history and yesteryear along with the imagery that inspires my writing.


Check out The Wellspring Podcast featuring curious facts about bygone days plus interviews with history buffs revisiting life in the past.  Just click here or visit iTunes.


The Wild Nellies is a growing collective of women creatives who share a passion for the healing power of creative self-expression. We gather to perform and exhibit our work and to celebrate our sheroes — the women who inspire us. Our events raise funds and awareness for charities that benefit women. As creator of this group, I invite you go join us on October 21, 2018 at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation for an event to benefit the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Regional Women’s Shelter. See for time and location details and a list of featured women creatives.