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Half-Chinese and the daughter of a US diplomat, Gretchen Powell spent her childhood growing up in far-off places. She made it all the way to her mid-twenties whilst maintaining her deep-seated love for young adult novels, so she decided to write one of her own.

Her creative process involves copious amounts of Sour Patch Kids and sleeping fitfully. Her many interests include anything with polka dots, Harry Potter, and playing the ukulele.

When she isn't crafting devastated futuristic worlds and fiery heroines, Gretchen also writes a healthy living blog, entitled "Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!"

She lives in Northern Virginia with her two adorable miniature schnauzers. They wear many sweaters.

Hoooo boy. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve written here. I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been too busy writing UNDERGROUND, but I think we all know that isn’t true. No, completing book 2 has admittedly not been a huge priority over the past few months, as I’ve taken on a new (day)job that takes up pretty much all my time, as well as a multitude of other excuses that I’m sure you jus...

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Published on October 31, 2013 19:46 • 164 views
Average rating: 3.95 · 542 ratings · 131 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Terra (Terrestrials, #1)

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Pros: Finally, a dystopian novel worthy of my precious time! This is a gripping tale that does not relent. Gretchen Powell, you have a new stalker.

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Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads) Hey, Gretchen! Thanks for the invite and liking my gifs :D Your book looks awesome!


Gretchen Powell Kelly wrote: "I've just finished reading Terra as part of your book blog tour and I absolutely luuurved it! It was so unique and beautifully written. I'm looking forward to book 2."

Thanks so much Kelly!! That is awesome to hear. Working on book 2 now!! Can't wait to read your review! :D


Kelly (Diva Booknerd) I've just finished reading Terra as part of your book blog tour and I absolutely luuurved it! It was so unique and beautifully written. I'm looking forward to book 2.


Gretchen Powell Alicia wrote: "Hey Thanks for befriending me! I haven't read your book yet but I'm a fan a of dystopian books and I've heard great things about your book. So I will be checking it out soon. Do you have the second..."

Thanks Alicia! I really hope you enjoy Terra. And yep, I'm already working on book 2!! :)


Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers) Hey Thanks for befriending me! I haven't read your book yet but I'm a fan a of dystopian books and I've heard great things about your book. So I will be checking it out soon. Do you have the second book already in the works yet???


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