Gwendolyn has published two (2) creative non-fiction essays. The first essay titled "Used to be Places" was published in 2000 in Southwest American Literary Journal. The essay concerned a rural, black community that was self-sufficient in the early 20th century. Its autonomy was not an anomaly at the time because statutory segregation made interaction with whites inconvenient, undesirable, and often dangerous. Gwendolyn's first published essay was about her experience job hunting after graduating from college with honors. Her essay was published in a privately published book celebrating the millennium. Her essay was the only essay that did not praise Houston as a welcoming place.