Gretchen E K Engel

Rothana Release – Interview with Sarah Delena White

I am so excited to have Sarah Delena White in the hot seat today! Her debut novel, Halayda, was one of my favorite books of 2017, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Rothana. I loved the world or rather worlds in this book, a steampunk “real world” and the Fae realm not to […]

More Adventures in Time (Not) Change

More Adventures in Time (Not) Change

It’s no secret that I loathe the whole thing that makes 48 other states jealous – not observing Daylight Savings Time. Normally, I reserve my complaints for “Spring Forward” where I get to enjoy SEVEN MONTHS of time-zone purgatory. I get to look forward to 4:45 a.m. sunrises, nothing makes me feel more like a […]

All Good Things Must Come to an End

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Two years ago I embarked on one of the most life-changing adventures of my life. I was invited to participate in the inaugural Ladies Leadership Training class at our church. My husband had completed Timothy Leadership Training, which was the single best thing to happen to our marriage and family. God took my husband and […]

The Stranger

The Stranger

[This is an update from a blog post I did on my own site a few years ago. The title, like many from my page is a song title, in this case a Billy Joel song] Do you sometimes wonder who you are? Do you sometimes feel like the world’s biggest poseur? To celebrate my […]

My Journey to Success – One Year Later

I wrote this post a year ago and decided to update it one year later. After I won the ACFW Genesis award for my manuscript, The Barber Surgeon. No, winning the Genesis did not grant me an agent or a publishing contract although it can, and likely will (I hope!) help move me farther along […]

New Release Short Story Collection – Out of the Storm

New Release Short Story Collection – Out of the Storm

Once again, I’m shamelessly promoting my latest release. This time it’s for a good cause. Out of the Storm is a re-release of a short story anthology. The anthology was part of a contest sponsored by Writers on the Storm, The Wooodlands chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers and proceeds for the anthology go towards the […]

So This Happened

So This Happened

In June, I found out I was a finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest. I was already attending Realm Makers, but my husband agreed I could also go to Nashville for the ACFW conference since it would give me an additional opportunity to pitch to agents, talk to editors, and network with others in the […]