Storming the Gates of Somebody’s Heaven

I’ve been doing some other writing these days.  My publishers, Liberty Island Media, have asked me to work on a sequel to “The Big Bang, Volume One of the Lonesome George Chronicles” or LG1 for short.  LG1 is due to be published later this year, and I’m about half way done with what I call LG2.

In addition to the work on that novel, I’ve recently started some irregular work for Pajamas Media, which is one of the original thorn-in-the-side-of-the-smug-status-quo blog sites, founded by some early and very respectable journalist bloggers.

I recently had one piece in PJM on “Rape Culture” and its elder enablers, called, oddly enough, “Sins of the Elders,” published in the PJ Tatler.…

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A Month of Griff in the Media?

Who could resist that, right?

Felix, the voice of reason.

Felix, counseling restraint.

(You see how impressed Felix is with the news).  Oddly, for three weeks in the last month, I was either part of some Internet media project or the featured subject of a story or interview.   Read more below to select the media morsel that most sates your appetite for all things Griff.

Writestream Radio 

A portrait of the author as a young man with another young man who will also be an author.

A portrait of the author as a young man with another young man who will also be an author.

On the internet radio show created and run by the very talented Daria Anne DiGiovanni, I was guest along with the scary-smart Jamie Wilson (“Five Smokin’ Hot Feet of Conservative Fury”). We had a chance to discuss …

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The Year begins with a bang and a cough

(L to R) Jay Duchnick, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 61.   ASTMC James Brandt, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 60.  Roy "Griff" Griffis, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 62

(L to R) Jay Duchnick, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 61. ASTMC James Brandt, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 60. Roy “Griff” Griffis, USCG Rescue Swimmer No. 62

The year started off with a bang and cough.

The bang was me flying to Washington DC to attend the retirement ceremony of ASTMC James Brandt.  Jimi and I attend Rescue Swimmer School years ago, when it was run by the Navy at Pensacola and was known as the “second toughest school in the Navy.” He and I were, respectively, USCG Rescue Swimmer 60 and 62.  I never saw Jimi after RS School, and after my next tour of duty, left the Coast Guard to follow a different path.  Jimi stayed in for 30 …

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Volume One of the “Lonesome George Chronicles” is coming

 

My first novel, The Big Bang, Volume One of the Lonesome George Chronicles, will be e-published by Liberty Island Media next Spring, 2014.

Liberty Island  is a new web-magazine with ambitious goals:  to promotes the values of personal freedom and public liberty, and rejects all forms of orthodoxy, dogma and political correctness.  I’m honored they chose Lonesome George to be one of the first novels they are releasing.

And work on the website continues, that is, when I’m not completing the revisions of By the Hands of Men, Book Two:  To the Colonies and Beyond.

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My Criminal Career

I don’t think anyone decides “Hey, when I grow up, I’m going to be a felon.”  At age 6, I wanted to be an astronaut.  But I went wrong somewhere.  Can’t pin it on my upbringing:  sure, we moved around a lot, since my father was a career NCO in the Air Force.  But I stayed out of trouble and only have three months experience with drugs, back one summer almost 30 years ago.  After high school, I spent eight years in the Coast Guard.  In the years since, I completed college.  I became a member of a Union.  Married, with 3 adult children.  Own my own home, and worked my way up from a two-week temporary to department supervisor …

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