Roy “Griff” Griffis
When I was ten years old, I decided to be a writer. I’d already experienced the way a good book could transport a reader to another world; it was power and it was the only real magic an imaginative, fanciful boy had ever experienced that didn’t prove to be fraud or illusion. It was a magic I wanted to do.
Since that day, I’ve never stopped thinking of myself as a writer. No matter what I was doing (and I’ve done a few things), I continued to write. I’ve held all the usual starving artist jobs along the way: Waiter, book store clerk, driver for a rehab unit, vet tech. I am proud of the 8 years spent in the Coast Guard, where I was one of the first 100 USCG Aviation Rescue Swimmers in the country.
By The Hands of Men: The Old World is my second novel. I just completed the first draft of the second volume of the series, entitled The Colonies and Beyond.