Words, My Path to the World is a compilation of poetry and essays that Gwen wrote from childhood to adulthood. Writing until things made sense to her was her way of dealing with struggles. She wrote about many things--being a sick kid, being a survivor of sexual abuse and of bullying, looking for and finding love, being overweight, her faith, her family, creation, music, etc. She loved the spoken and written word. Sometimes her poetry is silly and sarcastic; sometimes it has a definite wow factor. Gwen died on July 12, 2012 after a short battle with ovarian cancer.