What is your book series Munchkin Tales about?
Munchkin Tales, Book 1: Our lost Heritage is about three Munchkin cousins who want to leave Oz and have their own adventure. The first problem is no one is allowed to go out the back gates of the Emerald City which is the only way out. And no one knows why no one knows they can’t leave. They do find a way out, but only after some serious attempts to end them before they ever go. They can’t understand why it should be such an issue, but with the help of the Wizard, they soon at least get an inkling of who is behind them not wanting to leave. They have begun their quest and meet a strange and powerful ally, who they first thought would have them for dinner – as on the menu! Their world has just grown sevenfold, and their rather simple carefree life is suddenly flooded with more questions that only serves to make them more determined to find the answers to.
In Book 2, The Throg, they confront a whole new land. These kindred Munchkins, who when they last had contact with Oz, were at war with Oz. But getting through this land is imperative to solving the newfound problems they are discovering with their homeland. The problems they face are so much more complex than anything they would have ever dreamt of. Their best hope of getting through this land is the truth. But they soon learn that may just bring a quick end to any promise of getting the ultimate help they will need to save Oz. But turning back is no longer an option, and with both old and new adversaries coming after them, not to mention arrows, they are challenged to the max.
This will be a six book series with each book broadening their perspectives, while trying their best just to stay alive. The hope is to get back to Oz in time to save their families and their culture from pending doom.
What inspired this story?
These books started as rather simple bedtime stories I told my daughters when they were 7 and 9 years old. I was impressed with how anxiously they would climb into their beds waiting for the next chapter. Then it was all verbally made up as I went along. My daughters have been after me for years to write them down. These tales are much more complex and I am greatly enjoying the writing of them.
Tell us a little about you, who is Denny Griffith?
I, along with my wife, am the 45 year owner and operator of a child care center in Fort Collins, Colorado. I’m now 70 years old with three children and six grandchildren. I will soon be retiring and looking forward to working on this series of books and getting them out in a much faster pace than I’ve been able to so far. Although I’m really not much of a reader myself, I have enjoyed science fiction, many of the classics by the likes of Mark Twain, Edna Thurber, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and J.R.R Tolkien.
How can we read Munchkin Tales Book 2: The Throg and the other books in the Munchkin Tales series?
You can find Munchkin Tales available through Amazon, or at MunchkinTales.com.
- Munchkin Tales Book One: Our Lost Heritage (Paperback, Kindle, Autographed Print Version)
- Munchkin Tales Book 2: The Throg (Paperback, Kindle, Autographed Print Version)