Michael Griffo

Michael Griffo has written 11 novels and over 25 plays and screenplays. His debut novel, Between Boyfriends, was published by Kensington Books in 2010, and was followed by a novella, Missed Connections, in the anthology Remembering Christmas, both written under the pseudonym Michael Salvatore. Under his given name, Griffo has published two young-adult supernatural trilogies within the KTeen imprint of Kensington Books. The Archangel Academy series is comprised of Unnatural, Unwelcome, and Unafraid and tells the love story of gay teenagers Michael Howard and hybrid-vampire Ronan Glynn-Rowley against a backdrop of a colorful array of preternatural creatures. And The Darkborn Legacy consists of Moonglow, Sunblind, and Starfall and explores what happens to Dominy Robineau when she falls victim to a family curse on her 16th birthday, is transformed into a werewolf, and kills her best friend. His essay “Be Honest With Yourself” was a highlight of the anthology Dear Teen Me, published by Zest Books, and he has two novels available on Smashwords.com, Hold Back the Night, a gothic soap opera, and Pen Pals, an epistolary novel inspired by his mother’s 60-year relationship with her own pen pal from Sheffield, England. His latest novel, Murder on Memory Lake, is written under the pseudonym J.D. Griffo and is the first entry in a new cozy mystery series—A Ferrara Family Mystery. It’s The Golden Girls meets Nancy Drew with an Italian twist and will be published by Kensington Books in 2018.