Niamh Murphy is a historian and novelist specialising in romantic lesbian fiction.
In 2012 she committed herself to writing professionally and published her debut novel ‘Mask of the Highwaywoman’, a swashbuckling historical romance that combined her love of history and adventure. She went on to complete a Masters Degree in creative writing at the University of Essex in 2016 and recently published her most ambitious work to date ‘Escape to Pirate Island’.
She is passionate about experimenting with different genres and has a fondness for romantic action and adventure. She has written stories with vampires, werewolves, elves, magic, knights, sorceresses, and witches as well as contemporary and humorous stories, but always with a lesbian protagonist and a romantic element to the tale.
Niamh spent her childhood in rural Wales where she gained a love of the wild countryside and became fascinated with the myths and legends of the ancient country. She developed a passion for fairy tales, myth, legend, and fantasy early on and devoured the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Elizabeth Beresford, C.S. Lewis, and, of course, J.K. Rowling. She wrote her first story, about a child that finds a magic broomstick, at the tender age of six and was always coercing her friends into acting in her plays. As a teenager, her love of writing continued and she developed an interest in poetry and romance, but her taste for adventure has only grown and she continuously finds herself drawn to books with an exhilarating plot and fascinating characters.
She currently lives in the historic town of Colchester, England, where she can indulge her passion for archaeology and history. Her greatest ambition is to own a medieval castle, complete with turrets, towers, a moat, and a drawbridge.