Fiction/Non-Fiction Hybrid. The beginning of the Peter & Christine love story.

Holiday-themed short following Peter & Christine where Committed left off.

Pure thriller/suspense. A re-examination of everything we learned in the first two. 

My Thriller/Suspense Stories

Stories come in all shapes and sizes, and I like to read them all. The following is offered to explain what might make my stories different from some other in the Thriller/Suspense genre, but certainly not as a criticism of the other. My bookshelves are full of the other kind too!

Real People

Real People

The people in my books might look a lot like the people at your most recent neighborhood party. Or the people in the lunchroom at work. Or they might look a lot like you and your family.

NO SUPERHEROES

NO SUPERHEROES

No former Special Forces or Navy Seals warriors who are experts in most forms of martial arts, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and all known advanced weaponry.

REAL PROBLEMS

REAL PROBLEMS

Sometimes  a simple mistake, a  slight character flaw, or just a simple act of fate can lead to problems that threaten everything we own and those we love.  Watching how characters react can lead to some of the most gut-wrenching, heart pounding stories I know.

NO “SAVE-THE-WORLD” IMPLICATIONS

NO “SAVE-THE-WORLD” IMPLICATIONS

My hero will never race a timer to prevent a catastrophic nuclear explosion or planet-destroying collision with a rogue astroid.

REAL BAD GUYS

REAL BAD GUYS

Some real people do very bad things. A best friend? A relative or spouse? Maybe a former coworker or boss?  Maybe worst of all, they don’t always intend the damage they cause.

NO ALL-POWERFUL VILLAINS

NO ALL-POWERFUL VILLAINS

Evil government divisions, super-secret spy rings, or ruthless drug or crime syndicates. They can track you anywhere, seemingly have spies on every corner, and can electronically empty your bank account and cut your credit cards with a few clicks.

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Background

Michael Griffith ended a multi-decade Wall Street career with one clear goal in mind: to write and publish thriller/suspense novels. After talking and writing to a large number of aspiring independent authors, he put those plans on hold and decided to give back. He published Committed in November 2015, a fiction/non-fiction hybrid. Committed is contemporary fiction with business/family drama and a classic a "boy meets girl" love story theme. The non-fiction piece, woven into the rest of the novel, can help writers find their way, and avoid mistakes by many that have come before. And because it's built into an actual novel, they don't have to feel like they're reading a textbook. 

You'll Be Home For Christmas is a holiday-themed short story (more love story, no non-fiction) follow-up to Committed, following Peter and Christine's story through their first Christmas together. As the title may suggest, it also explores that many feelings we all have about loved ones who are either far away or gone from our lives. One reviewer described it as, "a heartwarming tale about Peter." You'll Be Home For Christmas remains in Amazon's Top 100 in it's category nearly a year later.

The Covetous Pursuits manuscript is finished and in the revision and editing phase. It again follows the lives of Peter and Christine, but starting before the prior two books, continuing through the same time period, and what happens after. Pure suspense/thriller, Covetous Pursuits will stand on its own for those new to the characters. Those that have read the other two, however, as it becomes clear that seemingly innocent events in Committed were actual part of things more sinister. Careful not to cover old ground, Covetous Pursuits reminds us that not everything is as it seems at first glance.