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The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

Longboat Key writer and resident Terry Griffin had a knack for fictionalizing the myriad of friends in his life. In fact, he was so possessed and beholden by the beauty of Longboat key that he set the majority of his work in a mythologized Longboat Key landscape. Terry Griffin created in the genre of the […]

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Griffin pens another LBK must-read

Griffin pens another LBK must-read

This new book contains familiar meeting and eating places from Old Salty Dog to the Seafood Shack, and other in-between favorites.

September 23, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Oceanview Publishing hosts book signing

Oceanview Publishing hosts book signing

A book signing party was held last week for Longboat author Terrell “Terry” Griffin’s new book “Collateral Damage,” Ward Larsen’s book “Fly By Night” and Don Bruns’ “Too Much Stuff.” Oceanview Publishing hosted the event at the Mediterranean Plaza.    

November 19, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Mystery explained at local conference

Mystery explained at local conference

“Mystery Florida: A Conference to Die For” is an event “where the pen is mightier than the sword…a knife, poison and even a really big gun.” Readers and writers gathered at Sarasota’s Hyatt Regency last weekend to find out how to more efficiently and correctly get away with murder, including great tips from five FBI agents

September 2, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

They’re back…

They’re back…

Authors, aspiring writers, fans plot upcoming 2011 Mystery Florida writers conference

August 12, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

LBK author’s new book announced

LBK author’s new book announced

Oceanview Publishing announced the upcoming release of “Collateral Damage” by H. Terrell “Terry” Griffin. “Collateral Damage” will be available nationwide Dec. 5, 2011. The latest release from the award-winning novelist is a thriller about deceit, revenge — and murder. The quiet beauty of Longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death […]

August 5, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Writers gather at island-style roundtable

Writers gather at island-style roundtable

Longboat Key writers gathered Feb.17 at the Longboat Island Chapel library for an Island-style Writers’ Roundtable event sponsored by La Playa Condos, with special guests Elisavietta Ritchie and Clyde Farnsworth, authors from

February 24, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Griffin to sign ‘Bitter Legacy’ at Longboat Library

Griffin to sign ‘Bitter Legacy’ at Longboat Library

H. Terrell “Terry” Griffin, popular mystery writer and Longboat resident, will be signing his most recent book, “Bitter Legacy,” at the Longboat Key Library, 555 Bay Isles Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, March 7. Griffin has published five novels, all set in and around Longboat Key, and they are all part of […]

February 24, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Reading, writing on Longboat Key

Reading, writing on Longboat Key

Terry Griffin earned his Coast Guard captain’s license when he retired from practicing law just because it was on his “bucket list.” He owns a 28-foot Grady White fishing boat but doesn’t fish—he just loves boating. Griffin first began coming to Longboat Key by boat with his family when his three children were young. He now lives part of the time in Maitland and part of the time on Longboat Key.

November 19, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat celebrates literature

Longboat celebrates literature

Longboat Key’s Oceanview Publishing honored four new release books by their local mystery authors at a cocktail reception at The Water Club. One of the authors, Don Bruns, a professional musician, entertained the group with a few selections containing words of wisdom. The authors’ works are available at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle. For more information about […]

November 12, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »