Gwendolyn Hooks

Gwendolyn Hooks was born in Savannah, Georgia, but lived in Texas, Washington, Oklahoma, and Italy all because of her Air Force dad. She’s the author of 17 books for children, mostly fiction. They include her eight-book series, The Pet Club Stories (Stone Arch Books). One of them, Find the Cat was an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist.

She also writes nonfiction books, like her food web series (Rourke Publishing). School Library Journal said of Gwendolyn’s science books, “This series has stunning photos, fascinating facts, and intriguing examples.”

When she’s not writing, she loves sharing her passion for books during school visits. Gwendolyn has three adult children. She still loves to travel, but always finds her way back to her Oklahoma home where she lives with her husband.

Visit her at and, read her blog posts on (ALA Great Web Site for Kids), and follow her on Twitter @Gwenthegweat.



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