Gretchen lives on a farm in Minnesota with her husband and 6 kids. One of her kids has an auto-immune diseases and food allergies. He also learns very differently from other kids. She takes inspiration from her kids all while watching them grow and be homeschooled.
majored in English and studied literature, writing, and publishing while attending universtiy. Writing after college became a hobby. As she was raising her first few kids, she wanted to maintain some handle on what she had learned while in shcool. Soon after, she began to merge her technical writing skills and her love of knitting by writting knitting patterns.