Interview with Nancy M. Griffis

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to create new characters and delve into their lives and quirks. Characters are, imo, what keep people coming back for more. That's what draws me in, at least.
What are you working on next?
Currently working on a 'cozy mystery' novel as well as gearing up for nano, which will be - oddly enough for me - a YA novel.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are awesome! The more, the merrier! It really makes my day to get an email saying someone's read and enjoyed one (or all) of my books.
Who are your favorite authors?
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey, Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, C.S. Forester, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many, many others.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was an eighth grade writing assignment and I chose a married Jewish couple escaping just before the start of WWII.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think the first "real" book I read was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and I was totally transported. I remember getting it from the library multiple times.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching tv, as uninspiring as that sounds. hehehehe
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Friends' recommendations and random searches on content and/or tags.
What is your writing process?
Sketch out the characters first, then outline, then write. Sometimes I write by the seat of my pants, but not too often.
Describe your desk
A complete disaster. lol! I've got everything but my computer on it, which is why I write at the kitchen table, mostly.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up moving all around the state of MA. I think this made me a very flexible person. Also, my grandmother lived with us for quite a while and she was a huuuge reader. She always brought me to "Annie's Book Swap" which was a second-hand bookstore back in the day. I don't know if they're still around or not, but it was the fave part of my Saturdays.
Published 2013-10-13.
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Books by This Author

Fat Girl Finds Love At The End Of The World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
As a makeup artist in Hollywood, Beth had seen a lot of weird things over the years, but actual zombies took the cake. On a supply run, Beth ends up face-to-face with a shotgun held by the most gorgeous woman she’d ever seen and has to wonder… Why did it take a zombie apocalypse for her to find love?
A Most Unusual Honeymoon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Leo and Gerald go on their honeymoon to the English seaside, they expect to spend a lot of time in a luxurious bed and a little in the sun and surf. Unfortunately, a murder on their hotel floor ruins that lovely plan. Leo inserts himself into the investigation and - between the danger and the dancing - Gerald and Leo have a most unusual honeymoon indeed.
Amoven: Prophecy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,730. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Daniel McTavish's drive to rise in Amoven - wolf shapeshifters - society pits him against Lauren Bishop whose grip on power has lasted nearly a hundred years. Now someone's trying to kill him, his brother's having visions, and a reporter after his family story is getting too close to the Amoven's truth. In this dark night of prophecy, his people will either evolve or be destroyed.
Children of the Temple: Book One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Immortal Templar knight Laurent and his magic-wielding partner Damian take on a seemingly simple job to protect a young woman whose family is slaughtered by a powerful demon. This turns into a quest for all three to stop the demon from unleashing something ancient and evil that the earth hasn’t seen since long before the Old Testament... something that wants to unleash Hell on earth.