G J Griffiths is a retired science teacher, with some early working experience of the photographic industry, who greatly enjoys being a grandad. Born in the UK, he enjoys reading most genres of fiction, such as sci-fi, crime/detective thrillers, historical and wildlife stories. Non-fiction reading mainly includes scientific or historical books. Walking in the English, Scottish or Welsh countryside with binoculars ready for bird-watching or other wildlife is a particular pleasure. Seeing badgers and otters in the wild recently was an exciting first.
His first novel was Fallen Hero. The So What! series of three books followed and these are all focused around the fictitious Birch Green High School. They include: book 1, So What! Stories or Whatever!; book 2, So What’s Next!; and book 3, So What Do I Do?. Each book is quite different in its overall context, e.g., a collection of the teachers’ experiences; the creation of a school nature corner; and arson, fraud and murder investigated by detective Shantra, an ex-pupil from BGHS!
More recent works include poetry: Dizzyrambic Imaginings; two illustrated children’s sci-fi stories about ant-size aliens, of which Ants in Space is the first; and a historical fiction based upon real characters from the Industrial Revolution period, called The Quarry Bank Runaways.
Would you like an adventure on another planet? This is just one of the questions Lara and her sister, Eva, must answer one sunny day in their garden. They wonder how will they return to Earth in time for lunch? And how will they get there when the aliens’ spaceship is so small? When it’s only bi...