Category Archives: domestic violence

Underground Victim Mail System: Oh the stories it could and did tell. P.O. Box 1155 saved lives.


What is 12 inches long, six by four, open at one end and the other, a locked door????

Wrong. It is not the post office box, but rather an almost magical space that is safe. A space that allowed high risk victim/survivors to communicate with the assurance they can find a way to be in touch with necessary people, or still pay off debts without being traced. This can mean everything to someone who has gone underground due to domestic violence or rape/sexual assault. They had to abandon every part of their life, possibly, and indeed probably, for life. This is their one “lifeline” and for a high risk underground victim, this is life sustaining. Continue reading

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My Dad; they don’t have to be perfect to be loved.My Cock-fighting, Wolf-hunting, Boxing/fighter, and Tender-hearted Dad.


Oh, he was far from perfect; wouldn’t set foot in a church and angry at God after his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was 5. He was sent to live with relatives in Arkansas after a few years due to … Continue reading

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Greyhound Lady Walking; How it Became the Signature Novel of the Series.


In this signature novel of the series,  set in contemporary times, you will find the core feelings and messages of the series. Indeed, the intent of the series.  The inclusion of Jet-setting, Greyhound rescue, and intrigue and betrayal have never been more … Continue reading

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AT WORK ? FEELING TIRED ON LABOR DAY? MY WORK HISTORY IN SHORT FORM TO CHALLENGE AND ENCOURAGE YOU.


     FOR NOW I JUST BASK IN THE SWEAT EQUITY OF THIS LEGACY.  A STRONG WORK ETHIC ROLE-MODEL  FOR MY FAMILY.       I began working on weekends and summers before I was in elementary school. Not steadily, but whenever we would … Continue reading

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The Role and Inspiration of Greyhounds in the Greyhound Lady Walking Suspense Series; Parallels between Greyhounds and victim/survivors.


THE ROLE OF GREYHOUNDS IN THE SUSPENSE SERIES Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs first rescue:  “DEX” (Justune’s Dixie was his racing name) While the greyhounds inspired the format used to support the stories of the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series, it … Continue reading

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A series of novels to celebrate victim/ survivors, advocates, crisis line workers. and those who help them.


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 … Continue reading

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