Gretchen Gales

Gretchen Gales is managing editor and a staff writer for Quail Bell Magazine. Her work has also appeared in Bustle, Yellow Chair Review, Afflatus Issue One and more. Her biggest ambition is to be as much like Shania Twain as possible.


If I could eradicate one societal ill, it would be every Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines album.

When I’m alone, I like to read ‘zines while I eat Nutella out of a jar and sing 90s country songs.

The three women, dead or alive, I most want to see square off on Jeopardy are Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, and Martha Stewart.

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What My Kidney Stone Taught Me About Sexism In The ER

Gretchen Gales

‘She’s bleeding from her va-gi-na,’ the two male paramedics snickered.