Last Step

“… my husband … sergeant, sits in the armchair with his eyes closed and his head lolling. I never assume he's been stabbed. I assume he's having a snooze before supper.”


But ... Who is?

After a long and successful academic career, Gwyneth decided to finally write her first cozy-style novel. She always had it in her and has several more up her sleeve. Although she very much enjoys mysteries, she feels indebted to all the women writers of her youth who inspired her so much.

Her own taste in reading has always been, and still is, very eclectic. She enjoys films and traveling; in fact there are not many things that she refuses to enjoy, so she hopes you will find the same enjoyment in her writing.

She has, throughout her career, won several awards for her work for equality and justice for all, particularly for women, as well as for her contribution both to the recognition of women immigrant writers in Quebec and to the recognition in the rest of Canada of modern literary currents in Quebec.

She’s also a great cook, very much in the French and Italian styles but also likes to resuscitate old English recipes and share Welsh recipes inspired by her mother and maternal grandmother.

Ask Gwyneth

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Such a long list! Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons), Le silence de la mer (Vercors), Le monde indigo (Hélène Parmelin), Conversation en Sicile (Elio Vittorini) are some of my favorites.

Who are your favourite mystery writers?

Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, and Ngaio Marsh, Jean-François Vilar (just great), Sue Grafton (who, alas, never made it to Z,) Fred Vargas, Brigitte Aubert, Maud Tabachnik, and …

What’s the story behind your latest book?
I had an image one day, so I started telling a story about it, and a book was born. I also have always lived in a very diverse environment and wanted to express that.

Do you like chocolate?
Love dark ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ chocolate!

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Time, simplicity, independence, creative control. Although it’s a lot of work!

Ask Gwyneth

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters. Creating a world. Using my imagination. Drawing on a life full of adventure, people, and places. Watching the pile of pages grow.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Wales and spent my childhood in Wales and England. That taught me that perspectives on reality can be very different from each other. And then, there’s Paris!

What is your social security number?
Nice try!

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was little (school competitions, weekly essays, etc.). Being published never entered my mind. Much later, as an academic, it took me quite a while to have the courage to submit articles to so-called learned journals. Finally, I did and realized that my work was well received: both good and interesting. From then on, I never quite stopped writing, but this is really my first official attempt at fiction.

Last Step

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Last Step is Gwyneth’s first mystery novel.

It is available on Amazon and other online book stores.

Paperback or ebook. You choose!


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