Gretchen has an academic background in film criticism and graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Arts in the Teaching of English (Literature/Language Arts -- 4.0+ GPA). She jokes that she's also an alum with an advanced degree from Psychedelic State, and, like one of her idols, Mae West, Gretchen "has been in more laps than a napkin." She has a short story published in Sheela Lambert's bisexual anthology, Best Bi Short Stories. Gretchen is a conscientious email-returner so feel free to write, or share gestures of whimsy, at . For other reviews of hers, please visit http://www.examiner.com/film-in-springfield-ma/gretchen-turner and http://www.screensyndrome.com. For some of her short stories, essays and surrealist, transcendental love poetry, please visit: http://www.godsagoodkisser.wordpress.com. Blessings and blisses!