Ian Griffin is a native Texan who served in the Army for 31 years. During this time, he lived in Germany for nine years. Living in Germany gave him a unique perspective of Germany and its culture. The Army would take Ian to unique places that would span across the globe. He has incorporated his experiences and observations into spinning a yarn that encompasses Rick and Katja.
The Birth of a Spy Couple is Ian's first book, and it is also the first in the Rick and Katja series. 33 or 9 is the second book in the Rick and Katja series. The third book is expected to be out in the late fall of 2023. Ian is currently working on a non-Rick and Katja book expected to be out in early 2024.
Ian has won several awards for writing in the state of Texas. He won first place in Non-Journalism Story, Combined for Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) in 2022. Later Ian won first place for In-Depth Reporting, first place for Sports Feature Photo, second place for Critical Review, and third place for Feature Story for Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) in 2023.
Influences that laid the foundation for my writing have been my upbringing in Texas, my family, the military, the adventure of travel, and the perils of war. This is my community, and they all have a part in my writing.
Take my hand, as I guide you through a journey of adventure with Rick and Katja as they grow in the follow-on books.