Gretchen LaSalle is a part time Family Physician, full time mother and wife, and spare time writer. She lives with her husband and two sons (who are her greatest sources of joy and inspiration) in Spokane, Washington. She has always written for fun but started writing more seriously about a year ago when she began contributing to her multi specialty clinic’s monthly newsletter, called DocTalk. In it, she writes a recurring article called What’s Up, Doc? in which she explores the interests and pursuits of her medical partners outside of medicine. Since then, she finds that she is unable to put down the pencil and is working on poems, opinion pieces, and even has a book idea floating around in her head. In her spare spare time, she likes to run, cook, and is learning to play the guitar.