Posts Tagged ‘READING’

Author Roy “Griff” Griffis on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please tune in at 5 PM Eastern on May 14 when I welcome the accomplished author Roy “Griff” Griffis to the show. In his own words:

I was born in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist. Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation, such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.

When I was ten, I was sent to my grandparent’s house in Tucson, Arizona because things were tough at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me, I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine Paperback. Because my father had already taught me the guy who created “Tarzan” was the self-same ERB, I spent my RC Cola money on the first book of the series, “A Princess of Mars.”

I think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic: they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives who I didn’t know and other relatives pretended not to know me to another dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid colors on the cover, I decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

Since then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories (twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays (winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical Playwriting Award), screenplays, and novels. I’m a member of the WGAw, with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television. I also had a moment or two of internet notoriety as co-creator of the web-comic “Truesbury.” Right before Trump’s election, I somehow was selected as a “Conservative Novelist” to be interviewed by a Swiss newspaper, which was pretty funny by itself since they found me by doing an internet search for Conservative Novelists and for some reason, I was about number three on the list. “We had a hard time finding conservative novelists.” No shit, I thought.

Along the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor, a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was also the 61st Aviation Rescue Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted). I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it.

Currently, I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and former EMT. I live in a small town in Texas with my lovely wife (a college professor) where we are renovating a 130 year-old historic home for us, three rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. My friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,”and my college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.

During the live interview, Griff and I  welcome your questions from the chat room.

W4CY Radio broadcasts light and hope at Spiritual Awakening Conference

Spiritual Awakening Conference

Dear Friends:

W4CY Radio along with Sarah Spiritual from Expedito Enlightenment Center is broadcasting live where The Universal Lightworkers are pleased to announce our  event that is sure to be felt universally; a weekend so powerful that Miracles of Transformation are inevitable! From Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th, 2011, Spiritual seekers from all over the world will gather in South Florida for the 2011 Spiritual Awakening Conference (formally the Universal Lightworkers Conference). This Conference has obtained worldwide recognition as one of the most important spiritual gatherings on the planet.

This Conference brings together the finest speakers, performers, teachers, and authors whose work emanates Love, Integrity and a Message of Light. A collection of speakers such as this has rarely come together with such a clear focus and loving intention on healing and oneness. The energy of our speakers (combined with that of Angels, Light-beings, Ascended Masters and other participants such as you) creates a sacred space that radiates Love and Light, which is guaranteed to transform us all and bring us closer to remembering and living our Divinity.

If you are ready for an acceleration in spiritual growth, and have a desire to help humanity in its Grand Awakening, we sincerely pray that you will answer this call and join us as we gather as One in Love, Trust, Peace and God.

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THE ADVETURES OF PIPEMAN

THIS IS THE PLACE TO EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURES OF PIPEMAN MORNING SHOW AFTER A FASCINATING NIGHT OF MUSIC. SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING AND FAIRY READINGS.