About the Author
Gretchen Rix is a Texas author producing fiction in several genres. "The Cowboy's Baby" is a humor-infused contemporary romance built around the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. "Arroyo" is a paranormal western set in 1893 Texas that is by turns pulp fiction, action/adventure, and horror. Her short story "When Gymkhana Smiles" is a creepy tale about a predatory family and its strange habits. "The Taking of Rhinoceros 456" is another short story, this one about a unique zoo dealing with an odd crime-spree. "Truepenny" is a modern fairy tale, a charming, if dark, cat eats mouse tale. In 2012 Ms. Rix began the first in a series of mystery novels, "Talking to the Dead Guys". This is a Boo-Done-It mystery featuring her family's dog.
With her sister, Ms. Rix helped originate and coordinates the Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story contest which is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library, the oldest continuously-in-use library in Texas. The contest has just begun its fourth year and has raised several thousand dollars for the library while encouraging writers to write.