AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SAMUEL GRIFFIN III | AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Me: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Samuel: I realized I wanted to become a writer once I started to blog two years ago. Writing heals mental wounds that otherwise would remain open.
Me: How long does it take you to write a book?
Samuel: It took two years of writing blogs with my co-author, Theresa Caldwell.
Me: What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Samuel: After I put my daughter to bed and it’s quiet in my home, I typically write from 11:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.
Me: Do you intend to keep writing?
Samuel: Yes, I plan to have other books and release books for other authors through my publishing company, Leumas Publishing.
Me: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Samuel: After I watch a good movie or listen to some good music, I become motivate to write. Emotional moments both good and bad seem to motivate pen to paper.
Me: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Samuel: Life experiences working in my related field of work, security. I have traveled the country many times over and I have seen good and bad things throughout my career.
Me: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Samuel: I learned while creating my book that I had a great deal of passion for my line of work. I didn’t realize how much I missed being in my field.
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SAMUEL GRIFFIN III is the founder of Leumas Security Services, based in Virginia. The business began in 1996 as Griffin’s Executive Protection Agency, handling security for presidential candidates, heads of state, and A-list celebrities. The agency grew into a business with security and other professionals on staff handling a variety of security services and consultations for Fortune 500 companies, special events, shopping malls, the hospitality industry, and many other industries.
Born and raised in Virginia, Griffin always wanted to help keep people safe and travel around the world. He was happy to begin working on the first part of his dream, serving as a security guard, shortly after he started attending the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. While working a special university event, he met the personal security professional for the Reverend Al Sharpton. That relationship led to an introduction to the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. After traveling the world with Rev. Jackson for almost two years, Griffin went on to establish his own business.
Griffin and his wife, Imani Harris-Griffin, have one daughter, Bella.