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About joycegodwingrubbs2

Some call me retired: I am RE-FIRED. I have written 15 books, plus 3 were written as a "ghost writer". I no longer offer them as printed books having them only available as Kindle Ebooks since my retirement as a novelist. Twelve books are on Amazon.com Kindle eBooks: collectively they are known as The Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series.They are real cases fictionalized into suspense stories to protect identities..( no victim/survivor names were compromised, and workers and locations were protected.) I also co-authored a non-fiction book: Footsteps Out of Darkness: The Annabelle Kindig Story . It is available on Amazon under the name of Annabelle Kindig. I have traveled, written from the heart, and found an audience that appreciates my "platform". The catalyst to writing the novels was the realization that if I died, I would take all my amazing experiences in these real cases with me; and believe me few have lived 5 lives in one. It would "silence the voices" of the victim/survivors whose triumphs are written into these novels. The suspense series was written in part with the collaboration of police woman and sex crime expert Trula Ann Godwin. In addition to the novels, I have written as a ghost writer for a World War II veteran who fought in the South Pacific aboard the USS Maryland in all the major battles. I have also written a non-fiction book recording oral history stories of my family members beginning with the 1930's to present. There are sixty-six "legacy" stories with pictures. It was recently published as a private printing for family and close associates only. I am a published photo journalist having won the 2009 Editor's Choice Award for internet freelance news articles and pictures of the Cedar Rapid's Iowa flood victim accounts and their personal struggles.. My husband and I are in our 52nd year together (only one blip on the marital radar together), and we have adopted three greyhounds; Dex, Big Buddy and Baby Doll. These were the inspirations in the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series We have eleven grandchildren, 7 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. My three children live in Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio.

The Complex was Complex; The Five Points Wellness Complex. $200, a credit card, and a God Wink.


      THE COMPLEX WAS COMPLEX , a true story of Joyce Godwin Grubbs before she became an Author. The time had come to be bold and take a risk! My husband retired from a full career of teaching. A born teacher and … Continue reading

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UPDATE; ON THE STORY OF THE APOSTLE TO THE PYGMIES; DR JERRY GALLOWAY, M.D. AND MISSIONHURST BROTHER TO ZAIRE (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO). GUEST POST INCLUDED BY KENT GALLOWAY.


  As Dr. Galloway’s nurse here in the U.S. I’ve shared my story of our meeting and parting, and it has been viewed all over the world. Now, all these years later I have exciting news about the eventual release … Continue reading

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God Wink: A to Z. Birth to Death. Viewing life as a Snowflake, is Best


My friends, you are about to be led into the unique world of Keith Bonnstetter, Master of Snowflakes and Mystic of the stories they tell. And it would not be a “Joyce Godwin Grubbs” blog piece if there wasn’t a … Continue reading

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THE COLOR OF CHRISTMAS IS PURPLE ONCE AGAIN


Dedicated to Police Officer Trula Ann Godwin When I think of one of the holiday presents that has meant the most to me, it is one that I received,  almost as a “posthumous gift” or God Wink from my sister. After her death and … Continue reading

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WALLS TALK AND TABLES WITNESS; SLEEPWALKING, A RAPIST AND TRAVEL WERE PART OF THE LEGACIES OF OUR FAMILY TABLE..


The traveling table in our family for over 50 years. 4 households embracing the lives of 13 children and the saga of many lives changed and challenged. The need to tell the tales was brought home to me recently when … Continue reading

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Imagine a Writer’s World and an Editor Who Loves to Edit; Experience counts, rapport makes the difference.


← LET ME TAKE YOU ALONG TO THE RIVER WITH MY WRITINGSNO MAN IS AN ISLAND: NO AUTHOR IS ALONE by guest writer Joyce Godwin Grubbs IMAGINE A WRITER’S WORLD AND A MAN WHO LOVES TO EDIT : IN MEMORIAM, AUTHOR,EDITOR, LYLE ERNST 2016) … Continue reading

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Author, Editor, Lyle Ernst. Dream Taskmaster to the Literary-dreamers, and Champion to the “Indies’ ” successes


When your best buddy puts on Facebook that he has Stage 4 lung cancer and won’t be on Facebook while “fighting the good fight,” a get well card just doesn’t cut it. Lyle and I were an “unlikely” couple to become … Continue reading

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