Houston, We Have a Problema (Paperback)
Readers of HONEY GIRL and THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL will fall in love with this smart, vivacious, and laugh-out-loud novel about a superstitious young woman who is looking for love in all the wrong places.
Jessica Luna has man trouble, mom trouble, and not a clue what to do with her life. As the baby of her family, she’s never been trusted to make the right choices. So now Jess bases all her life decisions on signs—seeking guidance from the Virgen de Guadalupe hanging from her rearview mirror or what Madame Hortensia, her psychic, sees in the cards.
When her sort-of boyfriend Guillermo disappoints her again, Jess wants to call it quits. Just to be sure, she checks in with Madame Hortensia, who tells her it’s time for a change. Right on cue, Jess meets Jonathan. He’s successful, financially stable—and the total opposite of all her past boyfriends. Jonathan should be her dream man, but as he helpfully advises her on every aspect of her life, Jess can’t help but wonder if the changes he’s suggesting are ones she wants.
For the first time in Jess’s life, there’s no one who can tell her what to do. But if she wants to have any say in her future, she’s going to have to learn to make decisions. All on her own.
About the Author
Gwendolyn Zepeda 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 the entertainment site Television Without Pity. Since that time, 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 Houston’s very first poet laureate, serving a two-year term from 2013 to 2015. Zepeda lives in Houston with her family and pets.