Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning (Except the Super Bowl!).
She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. She loves that Washington provides a large range of activities, from Shakespeare in the park to rodeos. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows via Netflix.
Homicide detective Anthony Hollownton thought he had seen it all until he and his partner, Rick Nelson, are called to a murder scene unlike any Tony has come across. There are no witnesses and none of the neighbors heard a thing.
Once Tony starts to investigate the facts of the case become stranger and stranger.
As the body count rises Tony is drawn into a world he did not know existed.
Starting with a visit from a dead woman from his past.
He must decide whether the paranormal truly exists or if these killing are some kind of delusional gang war.
So, Hollownton Homicide is my third book. All three have been set in Western Washington. For the most part in Seattle, this book especially. For those of you who have never been I wanted to give you a quick to the groovy place I call home. Instead of waxing on like a slightly crazed person. I am going to give a list of five suggestions of places to visit (should you ever) that make this place to great. This is by no means all-inclusive and let me know in the comments if you think of something I don't mention!
1. The Seattle Underground--- There are several tour companies in Pioneer Square that will take you through the underground. See, what happened was Seattle was built below sea level. This meant for instance that flushing the toilet at certain tide levels would cause a fountain effect! So when most of the city burnt down in a fire, the city took that chance to rebuild. The streets would be raised! Well, when business owners were told this would take ten years to complete they simply built their businesses where they had been before. Long story short, the streets were raised but the first floors of businesses did not. These original sidewalks and first floors are what makes up the Seattle Underground today.
2. The Gum Wall --- Because really, it is a wall covered in gum. It is both disgusting and fascinating!
3. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop---This busy shop on the water front has two mummies, yes real mummies! Several oddity animals (like a two headed cow), a Fiji mermaid hanging from the ceiling, and a coin operated short from the early 1900s or a woman in a bubble bath! *gasp* This is a really cool shop, I see something new every time I am there.
4. The Fremont Troll --- I know for some the troll is an obvious choice but I think to not put it on here would almost be insulting. And I don't want to insult the troll…He looks a like scary.
5. The 'Bettie Page house' --- No, it is not the house that the old school pin-up lived in. But if you are driving into Seattle on I-5 you will see a house with a giant drawing of Bettie Page taking up a good portion of one side of the house. Don't believe me? Google Image search Bettie Page house or look here!
Well, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed a dip into the weirdness that is Seattle and I hope you enjoy Hollownton Homicide.