The Blog of Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs.
THIS BLOG REFLECTS THE PERSONAL WRITINGS OF AUTHOR JOYCE GODWIN GRUBBS ABOUT HER LIFE EXPERIENCES, OPINIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS, LEGACIES, AND HER PASSIONS.
IT INCLUDES POSTS ABOUT HER NOVELS AND NON-FICTION BOOKS.
Finally a series of novels that celebrates the “champion” in victim/survivors, advocates, and crisis-line workers. Each novel is a “Walk on the Wild Side” through the eyes and life experiences in the career of the author. Real cases have been “fictionalized” through creative writing to protect the identities of the victim/survivors, workers, underground techniques of protection, and transports, and locations.
Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs, Author from the Grassroots, speaks for the victims and survivors in her series “Greyhound Lady Walking”. These are novels that embrace real cases the author was professionally involved with and they are skillfully woven into the fabric of creative fiction. They ferret out the interactions of male and female struggles to understand and support each other in the most powerful yet diverse ways.
After 40 + years as an advocate/counselor, and 27 years of collaboration with decorated police officer Trula Ann Godwin, also a sex crime expert, the novels are available on Amazon Kindle E-books as “ suspense”. As of 2015 the PRINTED versions are no longer available. The genre of suspense was chosen because while the author was working in the shelters and on the crisis lines for years, it became apparent these are the books women turn to for escape. Now that the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series is available, many consider it “literally is used to escape” as they learn the ins and outs of techniques for protection, planning, and avoiding the pitfalls often encountered when trying to escape safely. The “first hand stories” of how others successfully negotiated the dangers is a subtle education on how other women have survived. It is often a validation that they can move on, whether it is into the underground, or to confront and win the battle against their abuser..
The author founded non-profit organizations which helped secure high risk victims into the underground, and use of an underground secure mail system for victim/survivors only.
****SOME BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR WERE WRITTEN AS A GHOST WRITER AND THUS NOT AVAILABLE UNDER HER NAME. *****
Greyhound Lady Walking
Three Times A Woman
A Woman’s Revenge is Love
Before Your Very Eyes
The Monday Night Flight Club
If This Isn’t Love
Mysteries of the Dogwood Diaries
Jason’s Love is W.A.R.
Fifth Wheel of Suspense
The Wrong/Strong Side of the Tracks
The Last Author’s Club
Footsteps Out of Darkness: the Annabelle Kindig Story
The Wards of Kilbourne Hill (Young Adult) Not a domestic violence book. Rather it embodies the growing pains of adolescents and many of the challenges of re-location, military parent separations, fear, prejudice, bullying and the bridge of generations to be a positive in their lives.)
THE ROLE OF GREYHOUNDS IN THE SUSPENSE SERIES and TITLE.
Author’s first rescue: “DEX” (Justune’s Dixie was a Grade A champion)
While the greyhounds inspired the format used to support the stories of the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series, it is not “about them”, but rather about the victim/survivors saved using their adoptions as a ruse to transport high risk victims.
However it is important to explain that the parallels between the greyhounds and victim/survivors is very real. One learns a great deal about this amazing breed during the course of the series.
The plight of the racing greyhound is not unlike that of domestic violence. Both are victims of a lifestyle of abuse, pain, and perceived unending control that often ends in death. That of course, is the very definition of a victim of domestic violence.
The novels by author Joyce Godwin Grubbs bring these two worlds together; not on a collision course, but on a beneficial and healing course to better their lives. Known for her convoluted plots, the reader needs to keep a heightened awareness of clues that are both subtle and yet often “in your face”. Speed reading is not recommended.
The unexpected beauty of the novels is that they are uplifting and filled with humor, love and power. They give us a glimpse of what “could be” and “what is”. Graphic descriptions of the painful events are not used or necessary to convey the fear and tragedies, thus reducing “Triggers”. First and foremost, they are an exciting and edgy variety of mysteries, suspense, and romance, that keep the plots on a roller coaster ride for the reader and then bringing them to a breathless conclusion.
BABY DOLL GRUBBS AT HOME IN HER “SOONER” GEAR AND BIG BUDDY GRUBBS, IN HIS OKIE STATE “COWBOY” OSU GEAR.