Gwen Zierdt began writing for Microsoft in the fall of 2007.
Gwen is the eldest of four children and was born in the U.S. Army hospital in Waco, TX in March 1962. Educated at Boston University as an archaeologist, Gwen began her career as an import/export trade specialist. She quickly transitioned into the growing software industry in the late 80's.She took a brief break from full-time employment to move to Chicago and earn a Master's in Fine Arts. During that time she worked her first telecommuting stint for a software company in Fremont, CA. After finishing her program, she returned to the Seattle area and resumed her technical career. In the spring of 2007, Gwen began working as a freelance writer.
Gwen is single and lives in Kirkland, WA with her two cats, Sami and Autumn.