Interviewed by Alvaro Zino-Amaro

Hey, my recent interview with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro was just posted. says:
“Read Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s interview with author Michael Griffin in a new series of interviews on our e-zine, #WORDS. Here they discuss Griffin’s latest releases: Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone, and The Lure of Devouring Light. ”

It’s called “The Places I Want to Visit: A Conversation with Michael Griffin (June 2017)” and I think it’s one of the more interesting interviews I’ve done. My thanks to Alvaro and to!


New Interview With John Linwood Grant

John Linwood Grant posted our interview on yesterday. We went in some interesting directions with this set of questions and answers, discussing a number of angles I hadn’t previously addressed about my work.

Mystery and confusion are aspects I enjoy generally, and particularly in this story, I felt they were important, maybe even central.

I really enjoyed thinking about and responding the interview questions, and hope you’ll take a look. We spent a fair amount of time on both THE LURE OF DEVOURING LIGHT and HIEROGLYPHS OF BLOOD AND BONE.


My thanks to John Linwood Grant for the interesting approach to interview questions, and the opportunity to spread the word about my work in general, and the new novel in particular.

Interviewed by Gwendolyn Kiste

I recently completed an interview with Gwendolyn Kiste, which has just been posted to Gwendolyn’s blog.

We talk a lot about the new novel Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone, about my collection The Lure of Devouring Light, and various other things past and present, such as the difference in my approach, writing short stories versus novels. Here’s the link:

I’d like to thank Gwendolyn for the opportunity, and the great questions!

I’m Interviewed on Ginger Nuts of Horror by Shane Douglas Keene

Shane Douglas Keene, who just gave a wonderful rave review of The Lure of Devouring Light HERE, also recently interviewed me. That lengthy interview now appears on Ginger Nuts of Horror.


Maybe unsurprisingly, we talk a lot about the new book, but also spend a fair amount of time discussing ambient music and my record label Hypnos Recordings, the importance of setting and in particular the Pacific NW, upcoming projects, what it’s like to be published by Word Horde, and more. My thanks to Shane Douglas Keene for taking the time to put together the interview, and to Jim Mcleod for hosting it at Ginger Nuts of Horror.

Review and Interview on Smash Dragons

Matthew Summers has just posted both a lengthy interview with me and a very flattering review of The Lure of Devouring Light on his blog, Smash Dragons.

The review uses terms like “tour de force” and ends with “Quiet horror told with the loudest of voices, this collection is a must read for anyone with even a remote interest in genre fiction.” I think it’s safe to say Matthew liked the book very much!


The interview was an enjoyable and interesting one for me, with some good questions. It’s mostly serious, but probably most people will be interested in seeing who I choose for my zombie apocalypse survival team, when limited to choosing only from weird/horror writers.


My sincere thanks to Matthew Summers for his efforts assembling the interview, and his kind and flattering appraisal of The Lure of Devouring Light.

Interviewed by Leeman Kessler

The previous post was a quick “Ask Lovecraft” mini-interview with Leeman Kessler playing H.P. Lovecraft. Of course, Leeman is also an actual person, and in the following video, he interviews me as himself.

Note: the image below is not a video window, but an image of a video window. Tricky, eh? If you want to watch the brief interview, use this LINK.