About Me

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So what is this blog all about? and why should I bother reading what this guy has to say? and who is he anyway? I am sure that if you have made your way to this page these are some of the questions that you are looking for answers to, so I will do my best to answer all of those questions for you, but if you have any specifics ones that I don’t cover here please reach out to me directly here and let me know!

So I have been kicking around the idea of starting this blog for awhile now, but have just recently(July 2017) actually gotten serious about it. I decided to start this blog as a way for me to share my passion for stories, in any shape or form, with others and to help you be able to create better stories, while working on improving my own skills as well. So I invite you to join my band of adventurers on this grand venture to discover what it is that makes for a truly epic story!

So now that we have covered what this blog is about, it is time for a little more info about me. With that said…..  I am a nearly 30 year old husband to an amazing wife and father of two wonderful kids. I work a full time job at a large insurance company, but am also working on establishing a side business or two(including this blog, just for full disclosure) in my “free” time to try and help my self escape the rat race of corporate America. I have been a voracious reader of pretty much any book that I can get my hands on since I first learned to read, and am a firm believer of Groucho Marx’s quote that “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend…. inside of a dog it is too dark to read.” I enjoy a good story in any form; written, audio, video, acted out, interactive or any other one that you can come up with. Although I am probably one of the most introverted people you will ever meet(or not meet 😉 ) I still enjoy sharing some of my favorite stories with others and am hoping that you will enjoy reading them.

I look forward to hearing from you as you read through the stories that I have shared, so please feel free to comment and share!

Thank you for taking a minute to get to know me and let me tell you about my blog and myself!



If you have any questions, comments or concerns about anything on my blog please feel free to reach out to me at derek.granquist@TellingEpicStories.com and I promise I will make every effort to respond to you directly as soon as possible.

Thank you