Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
October 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm
I opened this one with interest Gwen, since this is my profession! They don’t do anything to dispel the stereotypes – we don’t look anything like this nowadays!
October 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm
I’m delighted to learn that you are a librarian, Andrea! Some of my dearest friends are. In fact, I live about two blocks away from my town’s library. There is nothing like a real book. I love the quiet of the library. Are you in a public library or a school library?
I didn’t think about stereotypes when I chose the photos. Something about them just felt comfortable and appealing. They are sweet. I’ve actually seen library card pockets referred to as vintage items online. Boy do I feel old when I see that!
October 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm
I work in public libraries Gwen, I manage a few of them of all different types. I do remember the card pockets though they weren’t in use by the time I started working in libraries!