Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tuesday Special: Inescapable with Madge H. Gressley

Madge H. Gressley

When Darcey Callahan, tumbles for Brad Daniels, it starts her on a dark and perilous journey that quickly turns into her worst nightmare. Believing Brad has gone missing—while investigating an attempt to sabotage his top-secret project in Peru—Darcey dashes off to find him, setting in motion a series of events beyond her control. Awakening from a near-deadly car crash, she finds herself with no memory and a prisoner in the dangerous world of human trafficking, murders, and espionage. Held captive in Morocco until she can be “sold,” she doesn’t know whether to trust the stranger who has come to rescue her. Is he really willing to help her, or is this a nightmare from which she may never wake up?

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About Madge:
       I grew up in the Midwest, specifically Sedalia, Missouri, home of the Missouri State Fair, and for over 60 years, I have been a visual artist.  From the early years in elementary school where I drew horses and horses and horses (I like horses) for my classmates to the present, I have been honing my skills as an artist, winning numerous awards along the way.
     Unfortunately, my life took a drastic turn in 2011 when my husband and biggest cheerleader passed away. At that time, I totally stopped painting or drawing. But, the growing need to create would not go away. I tried many times to bring out my brushes again, but to no avail. The excitement for the paint was just not there. So, I made the decision to channel my energies into my graphic design business.
     Then in 2013, I was introduced to the “Twilight Saga” and that changed everything. My family can attest to how obsessed I became. I bought the books, the DVDs, the CDs, and anything else “Twilight” related did not escape my grasp. One day, while surfing the web to add to my obsession, I came across a website totally dedicated to the “Twilight Saga,” and that was the beginning.
     The site was full of thousands of other “Twilight” followers, some even more obsessed than I was. Hard to believe, but I assure you it is true. Among the many obsession-filled pages were the pages featuring Fan-Fiction. Some of the stories were extremely good while others were so-so, but I enjoyed the creative bent they all took on Meyer’s work. Slowly, as I read, I felt a small creative fire developing. It finally exploded into a full-blown inferno when I put pen to paper, or in this case fingers to keyboard and turned out my first 500-page novel, later separated into three books for my “Inescapable Series.”
     The “Inescapable Series” has been picked up by Black Opal Books and the first book in the series came out in April 2017. Book two is scheduled for release in October 2017. In the meantime, I have been keeping busy writing my young adult series “Sophie Collins Mysteries.” Sophie is my vision for a modern-day Nancy Drew. “The Red Coat” is book one in the series. I have just finished book two “The Secret of Trail House Lodge,” which has just been released.
     I have also written and illustrated two children’s picture books—“Dexter’s Wonderful Day” a Purple Dragonfly Book Awards winner, and “Totally Terrible Tommy” a 5 Star Readers’ Favorite choice. I also have a short story with four other authors in the romantic anthology “Now & Forever.”
My granddaughter and two dogs (Pixie and Lily) live with me. I enjoy working from home where I squeeze in my writing in between my jobs for my graphic design business and letting the dogs in and out—a full-time job in itself.

“INESCAPABLE: The Beginning”  Paperback or eBook on Barnes & Noble
“The Red Coat”
“The Secret of Trail House Lodge"
“Dexter’s Wonderful Day”
“Totally Terrible Tommy”

Follow Madge on Twitter, Facebook, or Facebook Author Page 


Linda Thorne said...

I can see this story getting a reader's adrenaline going from the getgo. All this happening to Darcy and then she's about to be sold? I also enjoyed reading about the author. I'm a fellow Black Opal Book author and interested in learning about their other writers.

HiDee said...

Sounds like a very adventurous story. I admire your tenacity and courage, Madge. Thanks for being with us today!

Lynn Crandall said...

Yes, thank you for sharing your books with us. It sounds intriguing.

Saralyn said...

I admire your indomitable spirit, Madge. I can see how Darcy must be a lot like you, and I'm looking forward to reading Inescapable.

Mollie Blake said...

Thanks for sharing this Madge. It's lovely that you have a new passion in your life and continue to channel your creative skills in your writing. Good luck with everything. x

Kathleen Kaska said...

Any book set in Morocco is one I have to read! I enjoyed reading your inspirational story, Madge. Thanks for sharing it.

Zari Reede said...

I loved book one and look forward to reading more about this sex trafficking mystery-romance-adventure. I see great things coming from you in the future and will be sure to keep an eye out for your next release!

Deepak Yadav said...

I am the book lover and always love to read novels and books stories. Thanks for sharing your book I will definitely try this book. I will download eBook copy for me and read this cool story.