Books and Creative Writing

Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

Gretchen’s creative works have appeared in more than 20 publications, both online and in print. Her literary writing has or will be published in Noble/Gas Qtrly, Nebo, East Jasmine Review, White Stag, Ink & Nebula, and Cathexis Northwest Press. The photographs above showcase select pieces as well as anthologies where Gretchen’s writing is featured. Links featuring the pieces can be found below.


Her Plumage: An anthology of women’s writings from Quail Bell Magazine (co-editor, contributor)

Local News: Poetry About Small Towns edited by Tom Montag and David Graham (contributor, poetry)


“The Bus” – Susan The Journal

“Cracked” – High Shelf Press

“Cranberries”Noble/Gas Qrtly

“exhale” – Ink & Nebula

“Expiration Date” – Olive Lit Press (discontinued)

“Great Uncle’s Funeral” – Poetry For All Mini Book

“Gonna Tell My Kids” – Plainsongs Winter 2021 Issue

“Honeysuckle Hunters” – The Platform Review

“I Flew Out of the Car Like Superman” – Nebo Spring 2020 Speculative Issue

“Terminal”, “Hoarding”, “Memento Mori” – White Stag: #GhostMotel


“Missing Jolene” – Anti-Heroin Chic

“Pretty” – Jimson Weed (Print)

“The Perfect Cut” –Amendment 

“Help Me Be Pretty” – 50 Word Stories


“Data” – TERSE Journal 

“Palette” – Burningword Journal Issue 82

“Vice’s Virtue” – East Jasmine Review


The Wall was a project done through DoDream, a nonprofit art collective between writers and artists to create children’s books for those in need. The mission of each book is to inspire children with relatable main characters as they go through their own struggles. The Wall had a limited run specially made for the organization and was illustrated by Skye Lim.