Kwen Griffeth
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Kwen Griffeth

Winner of Readers' Favorite Silver Award for Historical Fiction/Western, Kwen knew he wanted to be a writer when he was fourteen years old. He felt the urge when he finished Earnest Hemingway's masterpiece For Whom The Bell Tolls. The story touched him in a way no other book ever had. It transported a kid born and raised on a farm and ranch in Idaho to the mountains of Spain. It took him back in time forty years to witness the Spanish Civil War. Kwen knew he wanted to share that wonder with other people.

John Lennon said, "Life is what happens while you make other plans." While Kwen lived a full and varied life, his dream of writing remained in the back of his mind.

Finally, in 2012, he wrote a novella named Dear Emma. He self-published through Amazon and asked people to read it. "The best way to see if I can write is to let people check it out," he said. Like it, they did. Currently, Dear Emma enjoys a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.

Often asked what genre he writes, Kwen replies he writes stories about people and uses the genre that best fits the story. "I think of the genre, or setting as another character that interacts to help tell the story," he says.

His most often received and constant comment is how real his characters seem. Upon the completion of his historical fiction trilogy Sam and Laura books, a reader telephoned Kwen and directed him to write more stories about the couple. When asked why the reader was so adamant about more stories, he replied he "wasn't ready to tell Sam and Laura good bye yet."
Kwen considers that comment one of his highest compliments.

Kwen's books are getting some attention from the literary community. The Law of Moses, the Silver Award winner from Readers' Favorite, and The Tenth Nail both received the Gold Award from Literary Titan Book Review. The Gold Award is given to books "found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written novels." Many of Kwen's books have received the Gold Award from Literary Titan. In addition, The Law of Moses was awarded five 5 Star Reviews from the reviewers of Readers' Favorite.

Kwen's books are available in several formats; e-Book, paperback, and audio. He invites you to check his writings out. Who knows? He might become your next favorite author.

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Best Sellers

    • The Tenth Nail

    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Nate knelt beside the dead girl. This wasn't his first homicide, it wasn't even the first dead prostitute he'd investigated....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real nail biter

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dance with the Devils

    • Revenge: Best Served Bloody
    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The murder was brutal. The scene resembled a slaughterhouse. "We need Nate Burns," Jack Mill said and set about getting the medically retired detective to Vegas. Such a simple request will lead Nate not only on a manhunt across the country but also back in time 30 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another awesome adventure with Nate

    • By Beth on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shadow of the Moon

    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The grisly murder of a diplomat’s son in Central Park draws NYPD Detective Gerald Meeker and FBI Special Agent Andee Trakes into a twisted and confusing investigation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as it says it is

    • By Lynnz on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Law of Moses

    • Sam and Laura's Story, Book 1
    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Joseph Durika
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Samuel graduated college the summer Fort Sumter was fired upon and he returned home in time to be enlisted into the 42nd New York Infantry Regiment....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-written, Well-read, Wonderful!

    • By Betababe on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vengeance Is Mine: Resurrections

    • Sam and Laura's Story, Book 3
    • By: Kwen D Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Joseph R Durika
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The hawk was created in the image of a hawk. That means he must use violence every day of his life if he wants to eat and live another day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible trilogy

    • By Catie Cat on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Higher Calling: Laura's Tale

    • Sam and Laura's Story, Book 2
    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Joseph R. Durika
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Sam must balance what he feels he owes to his dead friend Wiggins against what he owes to Laura and their children....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Proper Western

    • By Betababe on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Men Walking

    • Nate & Clare, Book 2
    • By: Kwen Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    There was no doubt the man was dead. A bullet through the head will do that. But, who was dead? The man had no identification, no known address....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nate is back and better for it

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Long Walk Home

    • Love, Time and Wrigley Field
    • By: Kwen D. Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Steven A. Gannett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Joseph Denton was a man happy with his life. Oh sure, he would do a few things a little different if he had the chance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT<br />

    • By PattyH on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • "Dear Emma"

    • By: Kwen D. Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Steven A. Gannett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Emma was five years old and her mother was dead. A drunk driver saw to that....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

    • By Dee on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ghost in the Mini Skirt

    • A Love Story
    • By: Kwen D. Griffeth
    • Narrated by: Roger Wood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jack was a genius. He had been tested. He knew it; everyone knew it. Jack was logical. Jack knew it was impossible to hit a ghost with his car....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read.

    • By Phil Crockett on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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