Max Griffin

Max Griffin is a gay man, a husband, a father, a writer, and a mathematician. Max creates fictional worlds with a breadth informed by globe-spanning travels, a depth provided by the rigor of science, and an excitement generated by a lifetime of seeking out new ideas and meeting new people. Max writes characters with passionate hearts, bright minds, and goals that matter.

Max’s professional career has spanned over thirty years at a major research university in the US Southwest. His duties included faculty appointments in mathematics and electrical engineering, senior academic positions, and participation in the executive leadership. Teaching responsibilities involved world-wide travel and deep engagement with diverse cultures and peoples. His research includes numerous mathematical monographs and graduate textbooks on real analysis and on probability. He has served on dozens of doctoral committees in fields as diverse as music theory and interplanetary laser communication systems.

Max’s journey as a gay man includes a midlife self-evaluation and coming out. While this could have turned out many ways, some of them bad, it instead turned out to be life-affirming for all involved.Today, Max is blessed by strong relationships with his current husband, Gene, with his daughter and her two children, and even with his ex-wife who has since remarried.

Sometimes alien creatures populate Max’sfiction. He has direct experience with those too. You see, two Russian Bluecats, Boris and Natasha, are the true owners of the house they share with Max and Gene. Boris and Natasha keep the two humans as their pets in return for feeding them and petting them. Oh, and there’s that cat litter thing they do too. Despite what you might expect, there are no signs of moose or squirrel in the household.