Gavin is a writer from England. He has written several books and articles, as well as scripts for both screen and stage. The last book he wrote was for Wei Te-Sheng, one of Taiwan’s most prestigious movie directors. The book is currently being adapted into a musical animation for the big screen.
For the past six years that he has been in Taiwan, Gavin has also been teaching English, and has had the rare pleasure of being an extra in several movies and short films, one of which was Martin Scorsese’s Silence.
Gavin has practiced meditation and mindfulness for nearly twenty years, and just before coming to Taiwan he was a guest speaker at an International Day of Happiness event in England. At around the same time, he ran his hometown’s first Death Cafe, which brought people together to talk openly about all things related to death, whilst enjoying tea, coffee, and cake. This was a great success.
He is also a trained bereavement support worker with Cruse Bereavement Support. He is currently busy completing diplomas in mindfulness, CBT, meditation teacher training, and end of life care. He enjoys reading and helping his wife pot plants. (If there was a diploma in the latter, he would take that too.) He and his wife dream of living in the countryside, with a garden, and two dogs.