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Posted: August 23, 2012 by Ed Griffin in Uncategorized
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freeMy novel, VETO, will be free this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 24, 25 and 26

http://www.amazon.com/Veto-ebook/dp/B005ZIT5DK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345756552&sr=1-1&keywords=VETO

Even if you don’t have an E-reader, you can download it to your computer. I’d Vetoreally appreciate your help.

What if the next Secretary-General of the UN were a woman?

VETO is the story of Pilar Marti, a UN bureaucrat who rises above her limitations to become a great Secretary-General, one who transforms the UN from inertia to dynamism, from control by five veto countries to a representative world body. Pilar grows with the job, becoming a take-charge person who breaks out of the church-like UN building and confronts the world’s problems.

People often rise to the office they find themselves in. Haberdasher Harry Truman became a great president. Schoolteacher Golda Meir led Israel in difficult times. Party official Michel Gorbachev introduced wide reforms in Russia. Pilar Marti tries to help people in Africa who need food and water and in the process she makes some powerful enemies.

We’ve seen recently how powerless the UN is in Syria. Pilar knows the veto is at the heart of the UN’s problems.

VETO won second prize for a novel in progress in the Quilberry Lane Contest from Austin, Texas in 2006

 

On another note, creative writing classes are starting up again this fall. Please come yourself or talk to that friend of yours who’s been thinking about writing. This fall I’m teaching two courses, Introduction to Creative Writing and a Creative Writing Seminar. Both courses are on Mondays from 10 to Noon, at the Phoenix Centre, behind Surrey Hospital. This fall we have a lot of exciting courses for you. Check them out at: http://fvwschool.blogspot.ca/beautiful

Classes start on September 17th.

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Free E-Books

Posted: March 3, 2012 by Ed Griffin in Uncategorized
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freeFree for a week. A special promotion. All my E-books are free from one minute after midnight on Sunday, March 4 (Pacific time) to 11:59 PM on Saturday, March 10. Take advantage of this one week (only) offer.

Dystopia and Prisoners of the Williwaw have special meaning for prison reform.

 

 

Once A PriestOnce A Priest, Non-fiction

When Ed wrote about his life, he found a theme. He might have left the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1968, but it didn’t leave him. Follow his strange life:

  • from super Catholic
  • to freedom marcher in Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King
  • to being removed from a parish
  • to leaving the priesthood
  • to being a 32 year old virgin starting to date
  • to marrying
  • to winning election to city council
  • to marrying and family
  • to owning a business
  • to moving to Canada
  • to teaching writing
  • to teaching in prison
  • to getting cancer
  • to reaching for the beyond

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DystopiaDystopia, the Story of Prison  Non-fiction

By Mike Oulton and Ed Griffin

Today Mike Oulton owns a business and has been out of prison for four years. But this crime-free life was not always so. He was arrested in Mexico for importing drugs and spent two years in Mexican prisons and eight years in Canadian prisons. Which do you think he liked better? You’ll be surprised.

Ed Griffin entered prison to cause a revolution. He figured that if he taught men how to write, they would tell the story of prison and the walls would come tumbling down. That’s not what happened.

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Veto   Novel

VetoWhat would happen if a woman became Secretary General of the United Nations and tried to turn this worn-out, feeble organization into a player on the world scene?

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Prisoners of the Williwaw   Novel

Prisoners of the WilliwawWhat would happen if three hundred hardened convicts petitioned the United States Government for an abandoned island where they would be set free to earn their own way?

Overwhelmed by prison budgets and prison riots, the government agrees and sets the prisoners free on windswept, treeless Adak in the Aleutians, the site of a former ‘hard duty’ Navy station.  They let their families accompany them.

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