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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.

Finally My Childhood Prayer Grew Up; When Dreams Speak.


As a child we are often taught the standard prayer. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” … Continue reading

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BECAUSE OF LOVE; Out to Pasture, Together


I am yielding my usual “blog post” in part, to allow you to read a true story. Because I am now one of the “Old Ones” this touched my heart in a special way as my children, loving and well … Continue reading

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My Five Lives in One: or #6, Why I can die Happy


My Five Lives in One: or #6, Why I can die Happy NOT GIVING UP OR IN UNTIL THE LORD IS THE ONE RINGING THE BELL THAT RECESS IS OVER. Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs.  Recently I realized how frequently I … Continue reading

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A Cop’s Letter for Youth of today; Ferguson, Baltimore, NOW Charlottesville. Wherever Injustice Prevails.


  TRULA’S OPEN LETTER TO THE YOUTH OF TODAY (A Legacy Story) Pioneer police woman in Iowa, Trula Ann Godwin http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/GodwinTrula.html   The words delivered by Officer Trula Ann Godwin,  Davenport Police Department In recent national news coverage, a young … Continue reading

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“I’m up in the attic, Joyce” 8 one page stories about relationships. No Judgments.


                                                                     “I AM UP IN THE ATTIC, … Continue reading

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TIME RUNS OUT: “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial.”    Philip James Bailey, Festus 


  My time on this earth began as the result of the union of two people; my father and mother, Lloyd Godwin and Marguerite Marrs Godwin. Thus it is necessary to put this post on Time, in perspective.  My biological … Continue reading

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SENIOR LOVE; In all the years that came before, none compare


  SENIOR LOVE IS AS FRAGILE AS THE SPIDER WEB OF WHAT IS TO COME,  AND AS STRONG AS THE INEVITABLE BRIDGE TO BE CROSSED Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs. SENIOR LOVE  Love is no longer private, or something to put … Continue reading

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