Annette Marie Griffin - Author

Annette Marie Griffin
Stories for finding home…

 
 
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ABOUT ANNETTE

Annette is an award-winning writer for children and women. She has managed and directed children’s and youth programs for over 20 years. During that time, she wrote curriculum for character growth and development of elementary age children, developed parent training seminars to benefit the community, and worked with and counseled at-risk youth.

With a heart and passion for protecting and serving children, she has received over 35 service hours of training and 60 hours of in-service training from the Texas Department Of Family And Protective Services (DFPS) through Lutheran Social Services Of the South for fields of study including: Early Childhood Development, Behavioral Management and Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Child Attachment Disorders, Loss And Grief Counseling and Recognizing And Identifying The Effects Of Abuse.

She and her husband have two adopted children with learning challenges and continue to serve and help the children in the community. 

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A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

Where The Nose Goes, So Does The World

So much of what I know and believe today came from books I read as a kid. Torn and weathered library pages that boasted handling from countless other children, were my place of refuge and many times my schoolhouse. Characters I loved and ones I loved to hate lived on those pages, and I couldn’t wait to meet them there any time I got a chance.

 I grew up in an era where literacy was a national goal. Any author willing and able to confiscate a child and whisk them away into the great unknown—via words on a page, got free rein to do so, no questions asked. As a result, many books worthy of raised eyebrows got a green light at my house because my mom delighted in seeing my nose in a book. Judy Blume, whose books might seem rather tame in today’s culture, was one such covert and scandalous writer—at least to me and my 5th grade peers, who kept her books under our mattresses and read them by flashlight after bedtime.

 Although electronics are challenging the noses of today’s youth to go book-free, the draw of a good story can still captive, inspire and intrigue. Most of all, it can imprint a measure of hope, truth, nobility and courage that cannot be obtained through sensory overload. It’s my hope that the stories I write will pull kids into a love of reading and leave them with a bundle of treasure they can take and invest in the future.

Although electronics are challenging the noses of today’s youth to go book-free, the draw of a good story can still captive, inspire and intrigue. Most of all, it can imprint a measure of hope, truth, nobility and courage that cannot be obtained through sensory overload. It’s my hope that the stories I write will pull kids into a love of reading and leave them with a bundle of treasure they can take and invest in the future.     

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Books for Kids

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What is a Family?

Learn some unusual names for animal groups while discovering that families are special, though not all the same. 

Coming soon from Familius Publishing

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Jack The Macaque: The Monkey Who Needed a Home

Everyone needs someone to have their back, especially when parasites are involved! An adoption story that celebrates the moment bravery overcomes fear so that compassion can win.

Jack The Macaque [muh-kak] is a lovable monkey who roams the jungles of Sri Lanka without a home to call his own. Jack has no family because when macaque troops discover he is not like the other monkeys, they force him to leave.

One day, a brave young female macaque named May decides to take a stand for Jack. Although her father is the troop leader, May decides it’s better to support what is right and cause a stir, than to keep quiet and keep the peace. As a result, Jack finds a home and May gains a brother. 

Children's Picture Book Ages 5-8

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Sterling Weaver's Negative Space

In an instant, Sterling Weaver and his classmates’ eager anticipation of summer camp explodes, along with their classroom windows, into hope for survival. As the four friends evacuate to the safe-zone shelter, they encounter the first glimpse of a force they never dreamed existed.

Doxa, a towering light-creature from the realm of Negative Space, reaches out to the crew in search of a champion to restore balance and harmony between the two realms. But the Skotia, a dark horde of menacing bat-monsters, will do everything in their power to keep that from happening.

Because of their disabilities, the team feels inadequate to complete the mission. But, a potent dose of perspective, helps reveal their challenges as the power that could ultimately save both realms from destruction.

Middle-Grade Fiction

Books for Adults

 
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Promises for Moms
from Your Father Who Loves You

This 52-week devotional journal encourages mothers with wisdom and hope from the Word. You'll start each week reading a promise, then meditating and deepening your understanding throughout the week. Share the journal with your children as a heritage of your family's faith.

 
 
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Short and Sweet: Small Word for Big Thoughts

"In this book you’ll see just what can happen when 69 Christian writers break their attachment to multi-syllable words and get back to the familiar words of childhood, simple words like brave, true, loyal, love, and joy."

 
 
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The Crevice

Coming Soon!

Rose Kinsman is a small town girl with a huge heart that holds everyone and everything together, but when tragedy strikes and everything starts to come apart at the seams, she falls for the wiles of Lucas, the tall, dark and handsome town ruffian. 

Lucas’s dark side soon emerges, leaving Rose with a choice to stay at the only home she’s ever known and die, or take a chance on a stranger who offers to help her escape. 

Rose finds that her decision to leave not only determines the fate of her future, but also opens a door to reveal her mysterious past.