“Not all travelogues need to be heavy philosophical discourses, or ignore the effect of shoes on the world’s economy...a must-read.” – Portland Book Review

"Gretchen is the perfect heroine...and one of the funniest authors I've ever stumbled upon." - Chick Lit & Wine

 “…a fun, fast summer read that may have other beachgoers giving you strange looks when you laugh out loud, which will be often.” – The Coast News

“…funny stories and cultural observations…” – Kirkus Reviews 

“SO smartly written and freakin’ hilarious, I promise that you’ll fall in love with Gretchen on page one.” - Chick Lit Is Not Dead 

“Most books about Iraq are deadly serious, this one is hilarious.” – Vulpes Libris

“…the perfect book for anyone (especially those Sex and the City fans) looking for a fun read about sand in your designer shoes.” – Bookhounds 

“Overall, a fantastic read and a really fun time!” – Chick Lit Plus

 

 

About the Author 

Photo Credit: Ann Schluter Kowaliczko

Gretchen spent many years working in the fields of education and travel. Her parents had always encouraged her to write, but she waited until she heard “you are a writer" from more trustworthy advisors: a London psychic, and a taxicab driver in Athens, Greece. The taxicab driver also said they had been lovers in a previous life.

After finishing a humorous memoir in 2010 she ventured into the field of genealogy, and compiled narratives and research reports for clients, while also working on her family's history. It was during her family research that she came across an interesting bit that then became her debut novel, The Operator (forthcoming in March, 2020, from William Morrow/HarperCollins).