John Michael Griffin was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but escaped with his parents when he was very young to the bright lights of the nearest big city, Toronto. He adopted the east end of the city as his home and spent his formative years in Scarborough. He completed his first novel when he was fifteen and it was terrible. He wrote a dozen more before he – and the book-reading world – felt he had honed his craft enough to deserve publication. Darkness, the first in a planned series of seven books, is his third published novel.
John enjoys comic books and dead Russian authors with equal verve, views politics as the highest form of comedy of the absurd, and fights everyday to suppress his natural hipster leanings – a fight he does not always win, as evidenced by his eight years of vegetarianism, five of which he spent as a vegan, eating nothing delicious of any sort.
The author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or followed on twitter as @JohnGriffin27, where he makes hilarious references to current affairs.