Gwendolyn Zepeda Biography

Gwendolyn Zepeda (born December 27, 1971 in Houston, Texas) is an American author.
Zepeda is Houston's first Poet Laureate, serving a two-year term from 2013 to 2015.
In June 1997, Zepeda started an online journal called Gwen's Trailer Trash Page. It eventually evolved into Gwen's Petty, Judgmental, Evil Thoughts. She is notable as one of the first bloggers to write and sell a book, and also as a Latina author and the first Latina blogger.
Her first book, To the Last Man I Slept with and All the Jerks Just Like Him, was a short story collection published by Arte Publico Press in 2004.
Her first novel, Houston, We Have a Problema is a chick lit novel and was published by Grand Central Publishing January 2009.
Her first picture book, Growing Up with Tamales, was published by Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, in May 2008. It is a 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was nominated for a Tejas Star Award.
Pinata Books published her second picture book, Sunflowers, in May 2009.
Zepeda was one of the founding members of Television Without Pity. She recapped the television shows Ally McBeal and 7th Heaven from 1999 to 2001 under the name Gwen.
She blogged for the Houston Chronicle in 2009 and 2010.