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Brin Murray

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I'm a teacher, scientist and writer. I teach at a rural school and kind-of farm in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the top of the South Island, New Zealand. We've just sold off a bunch of feral sheep so we can have a crack at carbon sequestration for real – a no-brainer when you've got a bit of land and that's what your books are about. And your sheep are crazy wild anyway.

I've got three children, two dogs and a partner who spends around half his time at sea.

Children Of The Furnace was my first book and the critical reception was absolutely amazing – and then it was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards 2019! It was fantastic to go to a red carpet event in Wellington and have that kind of recognition.

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Brin Murray If I was brave and invincible, I’d go to Westeros (Game of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire), and ride a dragon.

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If I was brave and invincible, I’d go to Westeros (Game of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire), and ride a dragon.

If I was normal weedy self and not wanting to risk death, I’d go to Longbourn and sit around being amused by Elizabeth Bennett - or better still, go on her tour of Derbyshire and visit Pemberley, and giggle as she grows to like Mr Darcy.
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Brin Murray The zombies came, tore apart my children and turned my man.
He ate my arms and legs, then left.

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The zombies came, tore apart my children and turned my man.
He ate my arms and legs, then left.

The aliens crawl in through ears from cellphones, and they’re eating your brains.
I worried I was going crazy when you didn’t believe me, but now I know it’s not your fault, it's them – so I’m gonna dig those aliens out.

Coronavirus mega-deaths are a lie – a scamdemic – a conspiracy – or the Wuhan lab’s fault.
They will all pay, and I will be President again!(less)
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George Eliot
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
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Garrison Keillor
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
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Kent M. Keith
The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
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