KWEN D. GRIFFETH
Kwen wanted to be a writer from the time he was fourteen years old. Hemingway’s masterpiece, For Whom the Bell Tolls touched him in a way no other book ever had. The writing transported a kid born and raised on a farm and ranch in Idaho to the mountains of Spain. The book took him back in time forty years to witness the Spanish Civil War. Kwen knew he wanted to share that wonder with other people.
John Lennon said, “Life is what happens while you make other plans,” and his dream of writing remained just that, a dream. Finally, in 2012, he wrote a novella named Dear Emma. Emma tells the story of a little girl whose mother dies and who continues to contact Emma through notes. He self-published through Amazon and asked people to read it. “The best way to see if I can write is to let people check it out,” he said. Like it, they did. Currently, Dear Emma enjoys a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.
When asked what genre he writes, Kwen replies he writes about people and uses the genre that best fits the story. “I think of the genre, or setting as another character that interacts to help tell the story.”
Readers become friends with the characters. Upon the completion of his historical fiction trilogy, the Sam and Laura books, a reader telephoned Kwen and directed him to continue to write about the couple. When Kwen asked why the reader was so adamant about more stories, he replied he “wasn’t ready to tell Sam and Laura good bye yet.”
Kwen considers that comment one of his highest compliments.
Kwen’s books are getting some attention from the literary community. The Law of Moses and The Tenth Nail both received the Gold Award from Literary Titan Book Review. The Gold Award is given to books “found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written novels.”
The Law of Moses was selected as a Silver Medal Winner by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Contest and The Tenth Nail was an Amazon Best Seller.
Kwen’s books are available in several formats; e-Book, paperback, and audio. He invites you to check his writings out. Who knows? He might become your next favorite author.
Take a chance and read one of his books. Better yet, why not start by reading The Consequences of Maggie, a short-story available to you free of charge.