Gwendolyn Zepeda attended the University of Texas in Austin and was born in Houston, Texas in 1971. She started her writing career on the net in 1997, with her long-running site gwendolynzepeda.com and as one of the founding writers of entertainment site Television Without Pity. Her first book was a short-story collection called To the Last Man I Slept with and All the Jerks Just Like Him (Arte Público Press, 2004).
Zepeda's first children's book, Growing Up with Tamales (Piñata Publications) is a 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title. Her first publication, Houston, we've got a Problema (Grand Central Publishing, 2009) won praise from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist because of its comedy and upbeat story.
A two-time Houston Arts Alliance literary fellowship winner along with award-winning poet, Zepeda frequently lectures at universities all over Texas.
Her newest books include the following children's novel - Sunflowers (Piñata Books, 2009) - and a new novel from Grand Central Publishing known as Lone Star Legend.
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