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Madge, who is an accomplished, award-winning visual artist, lives Missouri. 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. Madge has recently expanded her artistic horizons to include writing. Books one and two of her first novel series, “Inescapable”, a romantic suspense thriller, are available in the Kindle Store and paperback on Amazon. She recently started a new series—‘Sophie Collins Mysteries’. Young Adult books about the adventures of Sophie Collins, a modern-day Nancy Drew. The first edition "The Red Coat" is in the Kindle Store on Amazon. Madge is also the co-owner and graphic designer for Art & Graphic Innovations, LLC, and owner of MEG Originals Fine Art.

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it. I’ve created a blog. Now what do I blog about. I guess the first thing would be about my new book, “Inescapable – The Beginning”.

I started it last June and finished it sometime in February this year. It certainly isn’t the same as when I started. Oh, the story is the same, and characters are the same, but as I’ve written, I can tell I have grown to a much more polished way of writing. Through the various and sundry friends and acquaintances who have critiqued for me, and my editor at Eagle Eye Editing, I feel I have a really good book. In fact, I would like to share with you my very first review:

What’s better than a book that encompasses mystery, intrigue, and romance? I cannot think of anything! As a new Indie Author Madge Gressley hits it out of the ball park with her debut novel. Inescapable, the first in a series, has enough mystery to keep the reader on the edge of their seats from page one, enough intrigue that it is able to continue to build throughout the book and enough romance to compliment the intrigue.
Inescapable takes readers on a wonderful journey from Dallas to three miles under water and from Lima to Morocco. The characters are so real that they almost jump off the page. The friendship between Darcey and Marti is so similar to friendships I have had, I could empathize and make an instant connection with each. The relationship Darcey and Brad have is awesome!
I won’t spoil the book for new readers but I will say this: once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop and when you reach the end if you don’t … then you need to reread it!
Take a chance on a new indie author! You won’t be disappointed! I promise!!!

So go on over to Amazon and check it out. If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a Kindle app for other electronic devices. Oh, and…it’s free for two days—Friday & Saturday, May 30 & 31.

Forgot to mention…book #2 is at the editors as I write and I will have book#1 in paperback soon.