Gwendalyn Cope grew up in a bad neighborhood in Philadelphia and to this day remains a hopeless outcast from polite society. She started her higher education at the University of Pennsylvania as a pre-med major, but eventually moved to the midwest and graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Gwen has worked as a carny, a picture framer, an oil burner nozzle-driller, a waitress, a gas station attendant, and a government worker.
In 2007 Gwen wrote, directed, and produced (with her husband, Dan) a low-budget, feature-length, digital, indie movie called Gameheads. It’s a comedy about a bunch of role-playing gamers, with the logline Imaginary swords, REAL problems. It premiered at the St. Louis science fiction convention, ARCHON, and was also shown at a small film festival in Oklahoma. One reviewer claimed it was “better than Manticore”!
Horror writer, and former MFA student in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, Gwen lives in Philadelphia once again — land of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and WaWa.