About Me

Profile picI am a Pacific Northwest native, transplanted to the Southeast as America celebrated her bicentennial. After 36 years away, I returned to my Washington roots in the summer of 2012.

I am a grandmother, a writer, a photographer, an adventurer, a teacher, a learner, a curiosity seeker, a sunrise lover.

I welcome you to join me here as I explore my world and my life through words and pictures.

I am a writer!

You know that question: “What would you do if nothing were standing in your way?” Nothing like fear and not knowing how and lack of confidence and the need to make a living. For as long as I can remember-well, maybe not that long, but pretty long-my answer has been, “I would be a writer.” I envisioned myself in a tower room with a 360 degree view of mountains and water and sky, losing myself in the characters of a novel. Writing and writing and writing.

I don’t have the tower room. But I am no longer afraid to write. I write to discover who I am and what I am thinking and feeling. I AM a writer, because I write. I share it with you because saying it out loud to the world makes me a better writer. I share it in the hopes that it will spark something in you: perhaps an acknowledgement of your own creativity, perhaps a recognition of something you have not been able to voice, perhaps inspiration to view your world with new curiosity.

I AM A WRITER! Sing out loud, sing out strong.

I welcome your feedback and comment on any of the content, especially what embers are burning in your soul. Especially your stories.

Tomando canta (drink care),



2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. THANK you Gretchen. ‘I am a Writer because I write’.- the most delicious sentence I’ve read today. I am thrilled to have come across your blog today via Karen Miller’s post. x


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