Food blogger Gourmet Gwen is taking you on the road in her first book, Follow That Arrow: Notes on Getting Here From There.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon she moved to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii after graduating from Southern Oregon University. There she completed a teaching degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and taught special education. Unforeseen life circumstances (read the book to find out!) led her to leave Hawaii, eventually landing in Breckenridge, Colorado where she opened a coffee shop called Yellow Arrow Coffee. In 2015 she made her way to Baltimore, Maryland where she now lives with her baby girl and husband.

Gwen is a recipe contest winning food blogger and has been writing for since 2009. She loves cooking but mostly loves writing about food and life. She adores backpacking, hiking and finding solitude in nature.

Her favorite color is yellow. Her favorite item at Dairy Queen is the Peanut Buster Parfait. Duh.