Roy M. Griffis

Roy M. Griffis

Storyteller

New Vistas to Cover

Just wanted to let y’all know…I have two books in Audio format now!  I’ll start with the rollicking first novel in the “Cthulhu, Amalgamated” series, the one that plays fast and loose with Lovecraft.  Includes bonus laughs along with the expected chills (your soul cheerfully returned if you’re not amused).  The story is brought to “life” (as we understand it) by a very talented English performer, Magnus Carlssen.

Available direct from me by clicking on the cover below, or at most of your favorite audiobook-sellers, like Kobo, Google, NOOK, Chirp, etc.  Coming soon to Audible, I swear.

You can listen to a sample of Magnus’ delightful reading  below:

 

For those of a more serious mind,, the beginning

“…had me genuinely belly laughing for three books now.”

A nice review for The Breakroom of a Thousand Nightmares from the good chaps over at Upstream Reviews.


“In Roy Griffis’ wonderfully crafted world set in the inner workings of the cosmic bureaucracy that deals with all things Not Meant To Be Known, our hero-shoggoth Narg’Lah is finding things changing around his corner of the dimension. Demons have begun sharing company space, in addition to the standard many-eyed, many-tentacled Lovecraftian sort; Narg finds himself fending off accusations from co-workers that all his time among the Poo Flingers has made him soft; but worst of all, he returns to his office to find everything being moved and his beloved secretary Bugg being reassigned. Our boy is movin’ on up, as

The Breakroom of a Thousand Nightmares LIVES

…and I certainly hope it’s not your worst nightmare, but one of the better ones.

The story goes thusly:

Just back from another thrilling adventure down among the Hairless Apes, our every-Thing hero Narg faces the most terrifying corporate challenge yet:  a promotion!  Reporting directly to The Blithering Excrescence From Beyond The Stars (aka, his Uncle Beefbits), he and Murph find themselves getting down with the Humans again. But what do G-men, CERN, and small grey aliens have to do with the Amalgamation? Discover the truth in The Breakroom of a Thousand Nightmares, Book Three of the Escapade Fantastique that is the Cthulhu, Amalgamated series.

 

The good folks at “Upstream Reviews” had this to say:

“Horror comedy

A Bundle o’ Story Fun

I’m taking part in a cool little exercise called a story bundle.  As you can tell from some of the covers, the focus is on Humorous Fantasy (like, oh, I dunno, The Thing From HRby your humble correspondent).

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price.  (For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 -or more, if you’re feeling generous-, you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE).

Curated by noted Science Fiction and Fantasy author

Find myself in a peculiar position

I’m finishing up book three of Cthulhu, Amalgamated (The Breakroom of a Thousand Nightmares) and it might be one of the better books I’ve ever put my name on.

Here’s one of the original manuscript pages from the source material, by the way:

Even as I’m prepping that story for publication, I find myself wondering what I’ll write next.  I don’t lack for ideas.  By the Hands of Men Book Seven (working title: Taking the King’s Coinis out there, as well as the final volume of the soon-to-be reissued Lonesome George Chronicles (tentatively The Terrible Swift Sword).  To say nothing of at least two other book series that have taken up residence in the creative countryside …

Had fun chatting with Hidden Gems

For this interview.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

Author Spotlight Interview: Roy M. Griffis

Roy M. Griffis

Hidden Gems Books ARC service.By: Hidden Gems on April 12, 2022

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Today’s interview is with multi-genre author, Roy M. Griffis. Griffis writes historical fiction, comic fantasy, alternative history and action-adventure screenplays. We were honored to hear from Griffis about his writing style, what inspires him and his exciting upcoming projects.


HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet?

RMG: Savage Satirist, Chronicler of Historical Events that did not take place (but should have), Bon Vivant, Actor, Writer, Hero:  truly, a Renaissance Man.

<and, I hope, pretty clearly someone who doesn’t take themselves that seriously.  But I am very serious about my ethical responsibility to my readers. 

Learn More About Me Than You Ever Planned

…in this lengthy interview I did with the National Fantasy Fan Federation, a very serious group of folks.  The interview touches on my background as well as my writing process, with a focus on my Chthulhu, Amalgamated humorous fantasy series.  I was pleased with the results as Mr. Thiel, the editor of Ionisphere, made me look smarter than I am.

And below:  the interview!

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:  Roy M. Griffis

Roy Griffis is a very outgoing writer, as may be found by visiting his site at https://roygriffis.com . He has a Facebook page as well, titled ROY GRIFFIS, STORYTELLER, which is well worth a visit. His email address is [email protected] . His writings are highly individualistic, ranging

“Damn You,” “You Bastard”

Are two of the nicest reader reactions I’ve ever received.

One was for the first book in my Lonesome George Chronicles, The Big Bang, which is being re-issued this year by Conservatarian Press, run by my amiga, Jamie K. Wilson.

The response “You Bastard” was courtesy of one of my long-time friends, Lyle Smythers.  An accomplished actor, he is also a novelist (you can find his books on Amazon.  Not my usual genre, but well-written and creative as heck).  Friends  for the last several decades, we are two very different people in almost every way (politically, socially, etc).  Yet those differences never impeded our support of each other’s art.

So when I saw the subject line of his …