Dinosaur Lake

Fiction - Science Fiction
437 Pages
Reviewed on 11/10/2012
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Author Biography

About Kathryn Meyer Griffith...
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. Though I actually began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago, and have had sixteen (nine romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and two murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press.
I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-four years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

“Dinosaur Lake” by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a very well-told and well-written tale of “what if”, which, quite by coincidence, takes place in my home town. The tale is told of a remarkable series of events in which minor earthquakes released small amounts of magma deep under the caldera which holds Crater Lake, the popular National Park north of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The magma warmed adjacent water temperatures, as well as air temperatures within above-water lava tubes which form a network under the lake. Consequently a still-fertile dinosaur egg, trapped for eons within the matrix of lava rock and earth, was released into a warming cavern where it was able to hatch, thrive, and grow to unimaginable size. After depleting all adequate food supplies within the lake, it began hunting wildlife on land, and soon learned to savor those skinny, noisy little animals that swarmed all over the lake in boats. It began actively hunting humans. Would bureaucratic red tape “protect” this newly discovered “endangered” species? Or would cooler heads prevail and dispose of it by any means possible?

Having myself worked 25 years in the field of wildlife management, I can attest to the very considerable accuracy with which Griffith relates the utter arrogance and ignorance of so many governmental bureaucrats with political ambitions. Living in Klamath Falls, I can also attest to her relatively accurate depiction of the town and environs. Although the actual reappearance of a live dinosaur at Crater Lake is, hopefully, highly unlikely, if such a thing ever DID happen, I believe everything else written in this book would also happen, just the way Griffith describes it. This is a captivating tale, which should seize and maintain the fascination of everybody even remotely interested in archaeology, pre-history, the great outdoors, National Parks, dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, gargantuan predators, etc. I strongly urge all readers of fiction to get this book and devour it. This would make a great gift, too, for many people on your holiday gift-giving list. Really, this is quite good reading material.


Kat is a great author with books that are both entertaining and like her other books well written. You will be entertained,suggest you do not start to late in evening, you may not sleep!