T.D. Griggs has lived and worked on four continents as a novelist, corporate writer and journalist.
His latest novel DISTANT THUNDER (Orion Books, 2012) is a Victorian epic, the story of two young people caught up in the machinery of the British empire at its height, but just trembling on the brink of collapse. THE WARNING BELL (Orion, 2009, under pseudonym Tom Macaulay) is a tense modern day father-son mystery, linking back to WW2. His earlier novel REDEMPTION BLUES, soon to be reissued, was a million seller in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
Griggs holds British and Australian citizenships. For about three hours he was a member of the volunteer Bush Fire Brigade outside Sydney. He was once stung by a jellyfish and hardly complained at all.
A native Londoner, he studied English and archaeology at Leeds University and University College London. He then worked as a truck driver, labourer, and teacher before breaking into journalism. He spent several years working in Africa and Asia as a science writer and editor before migrating to Australia. There he met his wife Jenny, moved to Oxford, and lived happily ever after.
He has no children but does have a half share in a black Labrador called James.
‘About the only form of writing I haven’t tried is ransom notes,’ Griggs says. ‘Maybe that’s next.’
Check out his website at www.tdgriggs.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @TDGRIGGS1