Meet Gwendolyn Zepeda

September 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm (Uncategorized)

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Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

Interview with writer and poet Gwendolyn Zepeda by Nicole Melanson

Gwendolyn Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels through Hachette, four award-winning children’s books through Arte Publico Press, a short-story collection, and two books of poems.

She was born in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She was the first Latina blogger and began her writing career on the web in 1997 as one of the founding writers of entertainment site Television Without Pity.

She was also Houston’s very first poet laureate, serving a two-year term from 2013 to 2015.

Gwendolyn Zepeda’s website

Twitter: @gwentown

Writer Gwendolyn Zepeda Book Cover - Sunflowers / Girasoles Sunflowers / Girasoles by Gwendolyn Zepeda

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

I’d been writing since I was a teenager. It the late nineties, I started blogging (called “online journaling” back then) and that really helped me find my voice and indicated there were readers who’d like my work. People hired me to write for other websites…

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