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C.E. Murphy

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C.E. Murphy is a writer of fantasy novels and short stories. She also writes "action-adventure romance" novels under the pseudonym Cate Dermody, which was her grandmother's maiden name.


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C.E. Murphy Oooh, and I shall answer you first!

I have a veeeery vague idea for an Irish Mage trilogy, but right now I'm going to leave the Walker Papers universe…more
Oooh, and I shall answer you first!

I have a veeeery vague idea for an Irish Mage trilogy, but right now I'm going to leave the Walker Papers universe alone for a while. I need a break from it (and heavens know Joanne & Co need a break from me!). :)

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C.E. Murphy Ah, jeez.

There's a lot left to write in the world of the Old Races. Grace's story, for one, which is titled KISS OF ANGELS, and...honestly, if I…more
Ah, jeez.

There's a lot left to write in the world of the Old Races. Grace's story, for one, which is titled KISS OF ANGELS, and...honestly, if I thought I could get away with KoA being a novella I'd do a whole 'nother book of short stories anchored by it, because I've had a wonderful time writing Old Races short stories and they seem less...nerve-wracking...than tackling a whole book.

As for whether I'm actually going to write any more books, I honestly don't know. I'm in a position right now where I could probably make bank for quite a long time working in/around my existing worlds and self-publishing, and I'd really love to take advantage of that. OTOH, I also want to continue to publish traditionally, and I just don't have the time to write everything that I'd like to. So I just don't know. If I could go for a year without sleep and get caught up on everything I would totally write more, but right now, I just don't know.

*clears throat* OF COURSE I WASN'T INSPIRED BY THE GARGOYLES CARTOON WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT I NEVER HEARD OF 'EM NOPE NOT ME I'M SURE I WOULDN'T BE RIFFING OFF DISNEY IDEAS OR ANYTHING HECK FIRE NO WAY NO SIRREE NOPE NOPE NOPE o.o :) :) :) :) :)(less)
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“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.”
C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman

“I'm not a goddamned faith healer! I don't talk to God! I'm a mechanic and her goddamned engine was broken!
--Joanne ”
C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman

“friends don't threaten friends' distributor caps”
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