Recognition for the Griffin!

We Griffins love being recognized. So you can imagine how I felt when my agent told me about receiving a “runners up” honor for the Sue Alexander Grant. (For you people in Mushroom Meadows, the award is bestowed by the SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) My agent had submitted the first ten pages of my first assignment to the Crown, Have Wings, Will Travel, which is currently being declassified by the Quingdom of Bern Editorial Board.

Read about the award here.

Note what one of the judges said about it: “The author did an amazing job of world building. The story is rich, with fully developed characters involved in a very unique plot.”

Something to crow about!

I, your humble Griffin, extend congratulations to the winner, Christine Van Zandt, for her work, Butterfly Dreams, and to the third place choice, Sue Schmitt, for her work, Twice Cursed.

Live and Learn

Well, what do you know? My agent has found a way to–what’cha call “pin” my introduction so it’ll stay put as new posts are added. Pretty nifty, I say. If you want to know how it’s done, sashay over to this video tutorial by clicking on this word.

By the way, yesterday my agent posted a new “header image.” What do you think? Not exactly me in all my handsome splendor but it’ll do for now.

Unbound at Last

This is the country, The Quingdom of Bern. A place where humans and beasts live, and work, and talk, and pay taxes. Though sometimes they don’t pay taxes. When that happens, and no one else can handle it, that’s when I get called into action.

The name’s Talonfire.

I’m a Griffin for hire.

The Agorist Writers Workshop has now published one of my latest adventures. It’s called “Talonfire and the Tax Evader, From the Files of Talonfire: Griffin for Hire.” Yeah, it’s what I do about a lupin carnivoran–that’s a “wolf” to you people in Mushroom Meadows–who avoids paying his fair share to the Bureau of Revenue Enhancement. And he threatens to blow up the neighborhood. We can’t have that happen, now, can we?

Read about what happens in The Clarion Call, Volume 3: Unbound, a compilation of liberty-themed stories. Or so I’m told. I showed you the cover in my previous post; check it out. I don’t know about the other stories; I haven’t read ’em. But you can when you buy the book, which is now available here. If someone asks, tell ’em Talonfire sent you.

My Literary Debut

Hello, friends.  It’s almost time for my literary debut.  Agorist Writers Workshop asked me to share an adventure for their new anthology book, Clarion Call, Volume 3: Unbound.  Originally scheduled for late November, the tome should see release sometime this December.  Take a gander at this spiffy cover.

Yeah, they’re dragons. If they give you any problems, let me know. I’ll take ’em on for you. All credit cards accepted.

Hello, Friends!

You know the world’s a dangerous place and times are tough.

People have to deal with paying taxes. Dirty laundry. Crying babies. They can manage those things and carry on.

But some things people can’t handle. Like wolves at the door. Dragons burning crops. Alligators who don’t pay their rent.

They need help, someone who can protect them. That’s when they call on me.

The name’s Talonfire.

I’m a Griffin for hire.

Welcome to my site.