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Outdoors author will speak at the library Feb. 15

Cary Griffith likes to write and he likes the outdoors. So it was natural for the Rosemount resident to want to write about the outdoors.

Over the last several years, Griffith has released two books. One, called Lost in the Wild, was published in 2006 and a second, Opening Goliath, was released in 2009. Both are works of non-fiction.

In Lost in the Wild Griffith tells two stories of trekkers who head into the woods looking for peace and find themselves fighting for survival.

In Opening Goliath, Griffith recounts the story of five teens who went to explore a man made cave in St. Paul and found themselves in a life and death situation. Only two of the teens survived the day. With that story Griffith shares the challenges and dangers of exploring caves. The book also shares the story of the discovery of Goliath Cave in southeastern Minnesota.

Opening Goliath won a 2010 Minnesota Book Award.

Griffith, a writer by trade as well, said he took an interest in writing as a young man. For years he has written for other companies but he finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

He said both books have sold well and he's enjoyed all the responsibility that goes along with being an author, such as speaking at area libraries.

"I love writing and talking about writing," said Griffith.

Griffith will present at Robert Trail Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Griffith, who lives within walking distance of the library, said he will mostly talk about Opening Goliath, although he'll answer questions about both books.

"It will be a free for all," said Griffith.

For more information on Cary Griffith check out his web page at

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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