May 26, 2016
Author Paul Griffin has written six books with two more on the way. His sixth work, When Friendship Followed Me Home, is his first work aimed at the young teenager (ages 10+), and is set to be released on Tuesday, June 7.
Paul shares amazing stories about the writer’s life and what inspires him: animal rescue, growing up in New York City, and the many people he has met and often helped.
He lives in New York City with his wife, filmmaker Risa Morimoto, and several rescue dogs, including Ray Liotta the Pit Bull.
Website Page Dedicated to the Book http://paulgriffinstories.com/when-friendship-followed-me-home/
[Amazon] When Friendship Followed Me Home http://www.amazon.com/When-Friendship-Followed-Me-Home/dp/0803738161
When Friendship Followed Me Home’s main characters include Ben Coffin; Halley, also known as Rainbow Girl; and Flip, Ben’s rescue dog.
photo credit: Risa Morimoto
Fort Tryon Park was created on land John D. Rockefeller, Jr. purchased and was designed by The Olmstead Brothers. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-tryon-park
The Cloisters is located in Fort Tryon Park and is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s a very serene setting, especially in the midst of New York City, to learn about Medieval Art and Architecture. http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-cloisters
Matt de la Peña won the Newbery Medal for American children’s literature for his book, Last Stop on Market Street http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
Goodfellas is the 1990 Martin Scorsese film about organized crime starring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/
Rocky is the 1976 John G. Avildsen film about a scrappy, upstart boxer, and was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075148/
The animal shelter on 110th street that Paul Griffin mentions is the Animal Care Center of New York City (NYCACC). Our guest from episode 38, Mark the Dog Guy, volunteers his pet grooming services there. http://nycacc.org
Coney Island is a well-known New York recreational area along the Atlantic Ocean in the borough of Brooklyn. One well-known event is the annual hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a childhood cancer of muscle tissue. http://www.cancer.gov/types/soft-tissue-sarcoma/patient/rhabdomyosarcoma-treatment-pdq
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