Eamonn Martin Griffin

Biography

Eamonn Griffin lives in Lincolnshire, England, where he was born and raised.

Now a full-time writer, Eamonn is focusing on historical and crime fiction for adult, young adult and child readerships.

He's worked as a stonemason, in a plastics factory, in a laboratory, in a computer games shop, and latterly in further and higher education, lecturing in creative writing, film studies and media theory.

Eamonn has a PhD in creative writing with the University of Lancaster, specialising in historical fiction, having previously completed both an MA in popular film and a BSc in sociology and politics via the Open University.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
I don't have a writing desk. If I'm at home, then I work on the kitchen table. If I'm out and bout, then I'm happy writing in a library in a coffee shop, or on the train.

My secret is to have two computers: one small machine for writing (for years I used a Samsung netbook, but in the last year have moved to using a Microsoft Surface tablet with keyboard) and a separate, larger and more versatile laptop for everything else.

That's how I keep myself in a writing zone.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lincolnshire. There's a lot of history here and often, not an awful lot to do, especially if you're used to the bustle of a city. That gave space for reading from when I was young onwards, and for imagination.
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Books

The Prospect of This City
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 98,760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
London, 1666. Agent provocateur Rufus Challis is commissioned by foreign interests to bring terror to Charles II's London. Young Tom Farriner, second son to the King's baker, intercepts an element of Challis's plan; can he uncover the conspiracy and prevent an atrocity before it ignites?
Torc
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 49,500. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
Scotland. Two girls: Ailsa, in the present, and Iona, in the 2nd century AD. Two thousand years apart, but living in the same place. Their lives collide across time when their homes are threatened; Ailsa and Iona will have to work together to protect everything they cherish, against seemingly impossible odds.

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