Gloria Gonzalez, a native New Yorker, was born to a Cuban mother and a Spanish father. From the age of five, Gonzalez knew she was destined to be a writer, and after high school, she became a professional journalist and freelance writer. In addition to working for various New Jersey papers as an investigative reporter and at the New York News, the Times, and the Post, Gonzalez began to write stories and scripts. A television play, Gaucho ( 1970), which depicts a young boy's longing to return to his native Puerto Rico, was shown on CBS and on ABC's "After School Special." She adapted her television script into a juvenile novel in 1977. She has also written The Glad Man ( 1975) and A Deadly Rhyme ( 1986) for the youth market.
After seeing her first professional theatre production, Gonzalez turned to playwriting. She studied at the New School under Jean-Claude van Itallie and under Lee Strasberg. Her plays were produced off-off-Broadway and in numerous theatres throughout the country. During the 1980s and 1990s, Gonzalez continued her theatrical writing and also wrote for television, including "Kate and Allie," "Comedy Zone," and an NBC movie, The Day the Women Got Even ( 1981).
In 1991, leaving New York for the wide open spaces of the West, Gloria Gonzalez moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Her disenchantment with opportunities in the theatre is reflected in her recent concentration on writing novels.
Gloria Gonzalez one-act plays Moving On!, Cuba: Economy Class!, and The New America are published collectively under the title Moving On!. The