“…a multi-generational novel that plucks the heartstrings.”
Top 10 book of summer 2010
“Griffin’s carefully crafted characters ring heartbreakingly true and her finely wrought plot will snare readers from the first page.”
Stories entertain, enlighten, energize, and educate. I’m a registered nurse, family life educator, and novelist. I’ve spent over twenty years speaking, counseling, and writing about relationships. I believe in storytelling as a means of learning valuable life lessons. Through my novels, essays, interviews, and videos, I share compelling family stories that provide insight into the human condition. Thanks for stopping by.
My father walks me down the aisle. He does not look ahead to the altar, but rather stares adoringly at me. He whispers, “You will always be my girl.” Daddy is the first to arrive at the hospital after the birth of my daughter. He holds the tiny child so close and for so long
We read fiction to learn about things we do not understand. We read it to imagine lives unlike our own, or to commiserate with lives exactly like the ones that we are living. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 4 percent of all adults endure mental illnesses classified as serious. The number
It’s a reality that male writers are often taken more seriously than women writers. All anyone needs to do to become disheartened is read the Vida numbers. Trust me, I wanted to laugh with abandon when The Washington Post’s Ron Charles talked about “women gossiping about how their little books are treated by media,” except that too much of