Guest Blog by Author Dr. Eric Williams


Edric the Gryphon

A warm welcome to talented author, Dr. Eric Williams, to my Guest Blog Segment. It is a pleasure to have you here, Eric. I will let Eric tell us all about his wonderful book, Edric, The Hatchling Gryphon.

I am Dr. Eric Williams a Minister, College Professor, and Daddy to eight wonderful children. I live with my wife, Dr. Carol Williams in a small town in Southern Illinois. I earned my Doctorate of Ministry through Andersonville Theological Seminary. I currently teach Ethics, Philosophy, and Religion at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois.

The story of Edric is inspired by the antics of my children and other relationships within my own immediate family. You will find my siblings, my four younger brothers, represented in the characters that accompany my heroes, and my children reflected in the spontaneous antics of the Hero Edric. My brothers and I all served in the military at some point. Four of us all at the same time and we represented all four major services.

I wrote this book for all children in the world, but especially my eight kids. It’s a legacy that I hope will help shape them into courteous, successful and ultimately happy people. The narrative embodies the traits of my siblings while positively portraying the character attributes I wish to instill in my own children. Their personalities shine through Edric and I hope others can use the story to their own benefit.

The series will have at least three volumes, and the next will focus on each person’s individual character traits and development. In my opinion, there should be a copy of this book in every home and school; it offers so much more than just a story.

Early reviews have been extremely positive. For example, Dr. Shirley Crenshaw comments, “Having read Edric the Hatching Gryphon, I find it to be a delightful tale full of adventure with fascinating characters and an engrossing plot that highlights caring relationships, loyal camaraderie, and courageous actions to overcome threatening challenges. Although it is designed for young readers, I think it is it is appropriate for readers of all ages. I believe that they will look forward to the continuing story in future sequels.”

You can find Edric the Hatchling Gryphon at all major online outlets in every form; hardback, Paperback and eBook.

Official Edric the Gryphon Website with reviews, contact information, and store where books and other Edric Goodies can be purchased.

Edric Page on Facebook


Barnes and Noble

Books a Million

You can also find Edric at KOBO, iTunes, GooglePlay, Goodreads, Authordb, microcerpt, BookDaily, and other great websites…..

Book two in the Edric Series will be published before the end of this year, hopefully in time for the Christmas Season.

Dr. Eric Williams


Thank you, Eric, for sharing your fascinating story with my readers and me.  I wish you much success with your books.

I recently read and reviewed Eric’s delightful book. Here is my review on Amazon.

A beautiful blue Agate stone is found in the woods by Aerek, a former soldier and now a woodsman. The beautiful blue of the stone so captured his attention that he picked it up to bring to his friend Beecie, who knows a lot about the woods and all its flora and fauna. They puzzle over the warm stone and decide to build a nest just in case it is a Gryphon. When it hatches Aerek and Beecie become caretakers of this captivating creature. They name the Gryphon, Edric.

This is a creative and imaginative adventure about a Gryphon, a strange creature that is half bird on the upper body and lion on the lower body. Gryphons love gold and will fight to protect their stash. All ages will enjoy this tale with trolls and Arimaspi, one-eyed giants. Edric shows his courage and strength and just how powerful he can be.

There will be more exciting adventures to come that will delight and engage children.

Thanks for stopping by to read about another talented author. Please come back again for more Guest Blogs and other news.



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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