Author Biography

These bits and pieces have laid the foundation for Ronny-G’s Life and his story.


Gina Wolfenden-McDowell was born on 9 July 1974 in Durban, a coastal city of South Africa where she lives today. Gina’s father, Samuel (Sammy) was born in Northern Ireland and on a working trip to South Africa, met her mother, Sarah, where they were married.


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Gina was a real tomboy as a child, loving the outdoors and animals.

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Gina started her formal scholastic career in Durban, South Africa in 1981, matriculating in 1992.

Unfortunately Gina’s father lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1983 when Gina was eight. Gina attended school for a brief period in Randalstown, Northern Ireland.

As a teenager, Gina discovered a love for travel around South Africa and abroad. Gina studied hard completing her tertiary education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2000.

She obtained her Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Education (cum laude) and Masters in Education. Her research work involved a dissertation titled Further Education and Training for Individuals with Disabilities: A Case Study of the Training Academy for Disabled in KwaZulu-Natal. Gina worked for the next ten years as a teacher, teaching in South Africa and abroad. It was during this time that she strapped on her travelling boots, walking all over the world.

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She married her Scottish Civil Engineer husband, Ronald in 2006 on a beach in Thailand.

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Gina and Ronald had their son, Samuel on the 28 July 2010. He is affectionately called Sammy, after his grandfather.

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Gina writes stories for all ages and hopes to complete her PhD one day, but not today.