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http://www.randomhouse.com/book/23707.... The Prohibition-era novel is the first in the Jake and Laura mystery series.

The second, All That Glitters will be released January 6. I'll be at more than twenty terrific book blogs starting January 5. Hope you'll stop byhttp://tlcbooktours.com/2014/10/micha...

In Michael Murphy’s rollicking new Jake & Laura mystery, the hard-boiled writer and the aspiring movie star head for sun-drenched Los Angeles, where a cold-blooded murderer lurks behind the scenes.
Just arrived from New York, Broadway actress Laura Wilson is slated to star in Hollywood’s newest screwball comedy. At her side, of course, is Jake Donovan, under pressure to write his next mystery novel. But peace and quiet are not to be had
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Michael Murphy Writer's block can be tough. When I sink into this, I remind myself that the creative part of writing is the subconscious. Typing it into a manuscript…moreWriter's block can be tough. When I sink into this, I remind myself that the creative part of writing is the subconscious. Typing it into a manuscript is merely a mechanical extension of the subconscious. To tap into that, I will think about where I'm at in the novel before going to sleep, meditate, or the old standby, endless jogging on my treadmill. Works every time.(less)
Michael Murphy I believe the essential component of fiction writing is the scene. Novels are merely a set of connecting scenes within a story arc. To master the art…moreI believe the essential component of fiction writing is the scene. Novels are merely a set of connecting scenes within a story arc. To master the art of writing, complete a first draft and set it aside, then return and polish scene by scene. (less)
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Thanks to everyone who made the recent sale of the first Jake and Laura novel, The Yankee Club such a big success. The release of the second Jake and Laura mystery, All That Glitters will be here soon. Pre-order now and download January 6!


For an excerpt, click on the link below and find out what’s happened since The Yankee Club ended.


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message 10: by Jo Ann

Jo Ann Glim Happy to connect with you on Goodreads, Michael. I have a partial message from you and can't seem to pull the rest of it up. Would you mind resending it?

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story


message 9: by C.L.

C.L. Hoang Michael, So glad to connect with you on Goodreads.
Best wishes for continued great success with your writing!


message 8: by Sara

Sara Thanks so much for the invite, Michael, and the welcome to Boomer's lit. It's great to connect!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Michael,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


message 5: by James

James Bailey Honor O'Flynn A historical fiction and young adult story about a fourteen year-old girl kidnapped from Ireland in 1700 and brought to Maryland to be sold as a bride. She wanted William to buy her contract, maintain her chastity, and semd home for the money to pay for her return. He wanted a wife and family. The real question bacame what did God want?


message 3: by Yas

Yas Thanks Michael for the request! Your genre sounds like right up my alley, will check your books at out at some stage. Thanks for the good luck. I will need it! =D


message 2: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Michael! Thanks for the friendship! I hope you're having a great weekend!

- Gigi


Bobbie  Crawford So nice to meet you, Michael!


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