Welcome to the homepage of author and storyteller James J. Griffin!
Check the links to the left for information about Jim, his books, his friends, and other news.
May 2013: Jim's latest short story from High Noon Press: A Ranger Named Rowdy: Old Enemies, is now available on Amazon.
April 2013: Jim's story "The Toys" from the Western Fictioneers compilation Six Guns and Slay Bells was nominated for a 2013 Peacemaker Award for Best Short Story. "The Toys" was recently featured on the Romancing the West blog.
Excerpt from an online review of "Death Stalks the Rangers" (now available in Kindle edition from Western Fictioneers)by Robert Hicks from the Arkansas City High School library:
"Because of the unpretentious, straight forward, and bare-boned story telling, especially for YA or novice pards, this novel could be a doorway to more literary and substantial "Ranger" works such as the late Elmer Kelton's Lone Star Rising Trilogy and Ranger's Law Trilogy. If you have library patrons or readers who can no longer escape with Louis L'Amour, let them ride a "Griffin".
March 2013: Jim just signed a contract with High Noon Press for a series of short stories featuring character Texas Ranger Tim Bannon. The first story, A Ranger Named Rowdy, is now available from Amazon. These will be ebooks, with the possibility of them being put together in hard copy form in the future. The Kindle Edition of Ranger's Revenge now available from Western Fictioneers.
Jim will be making many presentations and doing a bunch of book signings over the summer. Check the list of upcoming dates here.
February 2013: Jim will be blogging on the Western Fictioneers blog on Saturday, February 2. Jim has a presentation coming up: Gunfight reenactment and talk about the Hollywood West compared to the real West. Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:30 p.m. Torrington Public Library 12 Daycoeton Place Torrington, CT
January 2013: Print copies of Death Rides the Rails now available!.
December 2012: Jim's latest book, Death Rides the Rails, now available as an e-book from Solstice Publishing. Print copies available soon!
September 2012: Jim wrote 2 chapters in the 1st book of the new Wolf Creek series, with other members of the Western Fictioneers.
August 2012: Jim has a new short story in the current issue of Christian Fiction Online.
August 2012: Book signing Saturday, September 15th, Noon to 2 p.m. at Breakwater Books, 78 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT.
July 2012: Book signing: Friday, August 10th, 11 - 3, at Jersey Mike's, West Main Street on Branford Hill, Branford, CT
June 2012 - Jim and the 2nd grade students of Killingsworth, Connecticut write a few short Ranger Tales.
February 2012 - Jim's new book Fight For Freedom is now available in paper and Kindle editions!