Max Griffin is the pen name of a mathematician and academic. He has retired from his positions at a major university in the Southwest. He is the proud parent of a daughter who is a librarian, and the grandparent to two beautiful, little boys. Max is blessed to be in a long-term relationship with his life partner, Mr. Gene, who is an expert knitter.
More About Max Griffin:
When did you
decide you wanted to be a writer, and what inspired you?
I decided to try writing fiction in 2008 at age 58.
I wanted to write genre fiction such as SciFi and mysteries that featured gay
protagonists, with a focus on the characters’ goals and aspirations.
about your most current release.
My most current novel release is “The Hounds of
Hollenbeck.” Allen LeClerc is a graduate student working in a lab with
genetically enhanced, hyper-intelligent rescue dogs when he meets Sam
Sondergard, a local police detective. Romance blossoms, but there’s an edge of
danger as Sam investigates a string murders of young, local men. When
Allen disappears, Sam deploys Allen’s favorite dog from his lab in a desperate
attempt to find him.
What do you
love most about writing?
Which of your
stories is your favorite and why?
“Murder Me Tender” is inspired by “Rebecca” and was lots
of fun to write. However, my favorite is always the one I’m currently
writing, in this case “Murder on Cabot’s Landing,” a crossover SciFi/Mystery
What is the
strangest thing you’ve had to research for a book?
The color of the sky on an earth-like planet orbiting a
K-class star—it’s blue, but almost white. The same novel, “Murder on Cabot’s
Landing”, also involved learning the minimum size for an isolated population of
cats to survive without genetic drift.
What message do
you want your readers to take away from your stories?
Gay people are just like all people, with largely the
same hopes, desires, and fears.