T Murphy


Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I go by the pen name of T. Murphy as a tribute to my family. While it may sound a bit cliche... my whole life has led me to becoming an author. My first true love was the book “And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss. Most kids have a blanket or stuffed animal they carry around and sleep with, but not me. I held tight to an ‘out of the box’ imaginative book. By the age of eight I was creating poetry and escaping some of the hardships of my childhood by making up fictional characters with stories of peril and victory. My curiosity of people led me to the field of Psychology. This experience afforded me the ability to fine-tune my understanding of the young mind and how it works. When my children were little I continued enhancing my storytelling skills through tales of magical beings, dastardly villains, and brave heroes during car rides, in waiting rooms, and at bedtime. I have had the wonderful opportunity of being published in over six different countries with Self-Help magazine articles I wrote as Tara Patricia, as well as a self published book The Road You Were Meant to Travel. It was a fun undertaking but I am ready to return to my creative writing roots. The story of Will and Dougie as “the outsiders” has been an exciting part of our family and I am eager to introduce them to an audience outside of my living room and community. My ultimate goal with my books is to offer young readers adventure through written word while teaching them about life and their world at the same time.

"Legend of the Outsider" is Book 1 in my series; The Castle of Change. Book 2, "The Elder's Prophecy" is scheduled for release in the beginning of 2015.

Enjoy and Thank you.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Currently I am working on Book 2 in the series The Castle of Change. I plan to have that one out by Jan 2015! I am very excited.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I first began writing poetry around the age of eight. I would sit in class and make it up in my mind only to be caught off guard when the teacher would call on me to answer a question. Ha! It took a while for me to actually sit down and write a story, I mean putting pen to paper. But again in my mind, for most of grade school, I had a long running series about a timid girl who knew she had some extraordinary powers but the rest of the world couldn't see them. She was far too afraid to show her true self, after all that would make her a freak now wouldn't it, so she kept them hidden the only way she knew how. But they wouldn't stay in there for ever... it was as if her powers had a mind of their own! :-) I haven't thought about her story in years! Maybe that will be my next series!!!
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