Madge Gressley lives in Missouri with her granddaughter and three dogs (Pixie, Lily, and Milo). An award-winning visual artist for over thirty years, she decided to trade her paintbrush and canvas for paper and pen but, in this case—computer and keyboard—and started her writing career in 2013. She works from home where she squeezes her writing in between jobs for her graphic design business and letting the dogs in and out—a full-time job in itself. Gressley self-published her first book in the Inescapable series The Beginning in May of 2014, and the second book Remembering in June of 2014. Book three Tomorrow, made its debut July 2015. There is a possible book four simmering on the back burner. She is currently working on the second book in the Sophie Collins Mystery series, her version of a modern-day Nancy Drew. Book one in the series, The Red Coat is out and book two, “The Secret of Trail House Lodge,” will be out sometime in 2016.

Gressley is an accomplished, award-winning visual artist. She is a Signature Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist. The scope of her artistic talent covers a wide range of media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, clay, and graphic design. Her work is proudly displayed in the collections of numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Great Britain, and China. She is also co-owner and graphic designer for Art & Graphic Innovations, LLC, a Missouri based graphic design firm, and owner of MEG Originals Fine Art.

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