Melissa Marie Murphy - An Author Who Romances Magic
The very talented Christy Hicks, Associate of Crystal
Photography of Georgetown, Kentucky.
Melissa Murphy lives in rural Kentucky, USA with her two busy boys and four rambunctious dogs, surrounded by great ancient trees and star filled skies. The sound of happy children and the winds of change whistling through the many trees behind her home are her constant companions. Her life revolves around her passions: family, writing, sketching and her beloved pets. Losing herself in an emotionally moving story, whether it is of her own creation or that of a fellow author is one of her favorite pastimes. She is a member of writing.com.
Melissa’s favorite quote:
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein
Available now on amazon.com!
To read a short excerpt, go to the 'New Release' page.
Check out the book trailer on UTube
Where else to find Melissa:
The Wild Rose Press
I love all kinds of fiction, anything with interesting characters and an intriguing plot. My favorite genre though, is romance, as some of you already know. My love of romance started long ago before I was really old enough to hear such stories, let alone read them. Late at night, when the lights were out and we kids were supposed to be sleeping, my older sister and I would talk, whispering so that our parents wouldn't hear. She was a big Harlequin fan and would retell, in her own words, the story she was reading at the time. During the day, I remember playing with my dolls, reenacting the stories she had told me during the night. You know, where the prince rode in on his white horse, or red Corvette as it may have been, and save the damsel in distress.
Even in elementary school, I knew I wanted to write. I entered contests and actually won one at the age of twelve that resulted in my short story being published in Stone Soup, a magazine dedicated to encouraging young writers. I still remember the gist of the story. It was about a young girl, living in an orphanage, finding her father.
Once in high school, I embraced my other passion, art, and decided to follow that calling in college as well. Then, life got in the way, as it often does. I married, started a family and put my creative side on hold for a while.
Now, my boys are getting older and I am back to doing what I love: sketching, painting, and writing.
That's right! You read it on FaceBook. I am excited to announce, my first novel has recently been released by The Wild Rose Press in 2011.
Like to know what it's about? This is the blurb for the back cover:
Alisa Fenton embarks on a quest to conquer her irrational fear of the mystical Dark Forest, which lies near her home. When her brother, William, goes missing and Alisa searches for him, she realizes the forest and his disappearance are connected.
Lord Daniel Emerson, an agent who steals artifacts for a secret government organization, is also looking for Alisa’s brother. He suspects William, a fellow agent, may be in the hands of the enemy, and believes Alisa knows more than she's telling.
A killer, intent on silencing anyone connected to William, closes in, forcing Alisa and Daniel to flee.
In seclusion, passion ignites, reawakening the childhood trauma lurking in Alisa’s subconscious and stirring Daniel’s secret guilt concerning a woman from his past. Can Alisa and Daniel overcome their fear of betrayal long enough to stop a sinister plot…and, more importantly, find the solace they both desire?
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