Interview with Christine Murphy

Please introduce yourself. Tell us a little about the person behind the pen.
Hi, I’m Christine Murphy, romance author by night and careerist in clinical laboratory by day. I have long enjoyed delving into new worlds and characters through my imagination and have read hundreds of books through the years. Having had quite the imagination since childhood, I decided to put all that creativity down on paper and share it with the world. I have lots of experience to pull from as I have traveled throughout the United States and locations throughout the world. Looking out my back lanai, there is a small pond where the wild-life will gather and the flowers bloom in exotic pinks and purples. This is my place of peace and freedom that I have searched for and where my husband and crazy African Gray Parrot, Raider, hang out with me. It’s the place where my creativity runs wild as I spin tales of adventure and passion. I have been writing in my head since I was a teenager and I finally realized I needed to capture these unique characters, civilizations, conflict, passion, and love in writing. To capture the strong, spirited, and powerfully attracted characters and all of their adventures and share it with others who are searching for that very thing to make their lives more exciting. If I accomplish nothing else in life, I hope to share the romantically magical worlds and the lovers that I see with all of the passionate readers out there.
I can be found at my website, http://christinemurphybooks.com/ and my Twitter or Facebook. https://twitter.com/CLMurphyBooks, http://www.facebook.com/ChristineMurphyBooks Check out my blog at http://christinemurphybooks.com/blog.
What made you decide to write (the genre of your book), were there any influencing factors, or were any of the stories based on true events.
I’ve been reading and writing in my head for years so after my husband had to go through chemotherapy for leukemia it taught me something. Life is too short and if you really want to live fully do something you really love – don’t put it off. I love to read romance and love to spin tales of romance in my head so why not write them down and share them with all of those who love to read romance. The specific area of romance I enjoy is paranormal because I love heroes and heroines who may be vampire, or have special powers, or even be part demon. As long as there’s love and passion, I’m hooked even if I create it in my own mind. I also like futuristic romance where a touch of science fiction may be sprinkled in. All of my stories are fiction but I do pull from things I may have seen or done in my travels. Some of my books have information on lab testing which is my day job where I may talk about DNA analysis or some other lab procedure. I weave fact and fantasy together to set up quite the romantic story.
How do you promote your book, and do you find that difficult or just par for the course.
I promote my books through my publisher, but a lot of it I do on my own and includes my website, my blog, my twitter, my facebook, and a whole bunch of other odds and ends. I also go online and promote in groups or through different blog hops and eBook Fairs. The biggest challenge is to find the time as I have a day job, take care of my husband and my African gray who is even calling to me now for attention, and let’s not forget the ever important writing, my first love.
Can you share any and all links that are important to you as a person?
Here are my many links and they will only continue to grow as I keep reaching out through the electronic world to those avid readers and authors out there.
My Website: http://christinemurphybooks.com/
My Blog: http://christinemurphybooks.com/blog/
My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChristineMurphyBooks
My Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLMurphyBooks
My Tumblr: http://christinemurphybooks.tumblr.com/
My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cwmurphy2016/the-sphinx-warriors-series/
My GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6922300.Christine_Murphy
My Freado: http://www.freado.com/users/34458/christine-murphy
My Authorgraph: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/CLMurphyBooks
My Red Sage Publishing Author Page: http://eredsage.com/store/MURPHY_CHRISTINE.html
My Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/christinemurphybooks
My TheRomanceReviews Author Page: http://www.theromancereviews.com/cwmurphy2016
Published 2013-11-02.
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