Gretchen Maurer is the CRA Eureka Medal-winning author of Mary Tudor “Bloody Mary” from The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames. Her latest novel, Call Me Isis, will launch in August, 2014, as part of A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses. Her writing has also been published in Frances Mayes’ The Discovery of Poetry and in the anthology, A Cup of Comfort for Mothers To Be. She co-wrote the screenplay for ALMA, a 2007 short film that has screened in twenty-two festivals and won multiple awards. She lives in Northern California with her family.