Madge H. Gressley lives in the Mid-west with her granddaughter, great-grandson, and two dogs. She has been an award winning visual artist for over 30 years, but in 2013 she made a life-changing decision and traded her paintbrushes and canvas for paper and pen but, in this case—computer and keyboard. Gressley works from home where during the daylight hours, she is co-owner in a graphic design business. Evenings find her at her trusty compute writing away.
Before joining Black Opal Books, Gressley self-published several books including her YA Sophie Collins Mysteries Series, The Red Coat and The Secret of Trail House Lodge, winner in the Young Adult Fiction category in the Independent Press Book Award, and Distinguished Favorite in the New York City Big Book Awards. Both books are also 5 Star Readers’ Favorite choices.
Gressley has also written and illustrated two children’s picture books: Dexter’s Wonderful Day a Purple Dragonfly Book Awards winner, and Totally Terrible Tommy. Both Ibooks are also 5 Star Readers’ Favorite choices.
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