About Me

Hello there! My name is Gretchen Powell. I am 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. I am an occasional drinker of classy wines, and I wrote a book.

By day, I work as the Northern Virginia Community Manager for Yelp.com.

By night, I binge on episodes of Doctor Who and sleep fitfully.

Sometime in the mid-afternoon, I write a blog called Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! about weight loss, food, fitness, and my life.

I am inappropriately obsessed with Harry Potter. If you require proof of this fact, simply click over to see what my 24th birthday party was like. Or to see what I was like when I visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. And don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I think that about covers everything about me that informs this blog. As mentioned, I wrote a book. My first book, in fact. An epic tale of discoveries made and answers sought, set in the distant future. This blog is here to document the process of writing and publishing said book, as well as to provide a trail of evidence for the inevitable day that it drives me insane.