Gwen Pierce-Jones

Biography

A retired advertising executive, Gwen has been writing children’s stories for many years. Several of her stories, including The Trouble with George, An Oak Tree for Jesse, and Robert, the Boy with an Idea have been published in children’s magazines. When she found Estella’s Diary, she loved reading about her aunt’s adventures in 1915 and knew she had to share Estella’s interesting world with fellow readers.
During her working years she managed the copy and production departments for Hess’s Department Store in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later became Director of Advertising Copy and Production at Day-Timers, Inc.
Gwen and her husband Richard, live in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
She has two children, Pamela and Christopher, five grandsons, Matt, Mike, Aaron, Mark and Romeo, and three great-grandchildren, Owen, Chloe, and Tegan.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote that was published was "Robert, The Boy with an Idea." It was the story of Robert Fulton as a young boy who always thought there must be a better way to go upstream when fishing with his friend.
What is your writing process?
An idea comes into my head and I think about it for a long time. Then I do research, take notes, and decide how to approach the story from a reader's perspective.
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Books

Estella's Diary: Bachelors and Beaus, Alas, Will True Love Elude Me? (Volume III)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In Volume III, Estella finds a steady beau. Could he be “the one?” Using Estella’s authentic diary entries and historical events, you’ll enjoy reading Estella’s account of a young woman’s life in 1915. After a day of husking corn, she’s off to The Bethlehem Dance Academy to meet friends and dance the night away. This, the last of a 3-volume trilogy, covers November and December.
Estella's Diary: Friends and Family, We Had a Jim Dandy Time (Volume II)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
After a glorious vacation with eight young women, Estella decides to get a job. She finds work at a local factory. After one day on the job, she writes, “I thought I had to get up and run from one end of the factory to the other.” Volume II, the second part of a 3-volume trilogy, covers September and October. Enjoy reading Estella’s authentic diary entries combined with historical events.
Estella's Diary: Catholic or Cousin, Woe is Mine (Volume I)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
It’s summer of 1915 when Estella begins her diary. She is twenty-one years old and enjoying life. Boyfriends are driving automobiles and everyone is dancing to the new jazz beat. Using Estella’s authentic diary entries and actual historical events, each chapter covers a single day in Estella’s life. Volume I, the first part of a 3-volume trilogy, covers June, July and August.

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