Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin

Matthew Griffin was born in Dublin and now lives in Ennis. He has garnered a reputation as one of the most eclectic graphic artists in contemporary illustration, collecting awards and accolades for his work in publishing, advertising and, in particular, the field of poster art. His passion for visual design was always married to one for writing. His first children’s novel, A Cage of Roots, was published in 2015. Storm Weaver followed the same characters further into a fantasy odyssey (2016), and The Spiral Path brings the enemy through a time portal to modern-day Ireland.

  • A Cage of Roots

    The Root of Inspiration

    Author and award-winning illustrator Matt Griffin talks about the inspiration behind his debut novel, A Cage of Roots.

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A Cage of Roots - Book 1 in the Ayla Trilogy

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Storm Weaver - Book 2 in the Ayla Trilogy

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The Spiral Path - Book 3 in The Ayla Trilogy

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A Cage of Roots

Book 1 in the Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

Magic exists beneath our feet, if we only know where to look …

Growing up in a New York orphanage, Ayla has no idea she has Irish roots. It is not until she comes to Ireland that she finds out just how deep her roots really are...

The Spiral Path

Book 3 in The Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap.

Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk.

Storm Weaver

Book 2 in the Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

Book Two. Descending into the ancient world of Fal, Ayla discovers she can conjure storms ...