Gretchen Haertsch teaches graduate and undergraduate writing classes at Arcadia University, including courses in writing for children and magazine writing. She also mentors students in novel writing and research.
Gretchen’s Young Adult historical novel is set in Philadelphia during the influenza pandemic of 1918 when a seventeen year-old girl volunteers to help fight the deadly virus. GRACE RISING is about prejudice and courage in the face of overwhelming world events.
A freelance writer for more than 25 years, Gretchen’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and textbooks.