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Name:  Gretchen Berg  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

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Berg lives in Chicago.

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Gretchen spent many years working in the fields of education and travel. Her parents had always encouraged her to write, but she waited until she heard you are a writer" from more trustworthy advisors: a London psychic, and a taxicab driver in Athens, Greece. The taxicab driver also said they had been lovers in a previous life.

After finishing a humorous memoir in 2010 she ventured into the field of genealogy, and compiled narratives and research reports for clients, while also working on her family's history. It was during her family research that she came across an interesting bit that then became her debut novel, The Operator.


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