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Journey back to the bright lights and dark alleys of Prohibition-era New York City, in the first Jake and Laura mystery, The Yankee Club. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/boo...

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Michael Murphy I've always been interested in classic Hollywood films, like The Thin Man series, pretty much anything with Cary Grant, William Powell, or Myrna Loy. …moreI've always been interested in classic Hollywood films, like The Thin Man series, pretty much anything with Cary Grant, William Powell, or Myrna Loy. So I tried to incorporate those impressions of the actors into my Jake and Laura series. William Powell even appears in All That Glitters.(less)
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)
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message 11: by Larry

Larry Garner After a few years of health and other concerns, I'm back and would like to re-connect. I hope all is well with you!


message 10: by Jo

Jo 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 Lowe 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?


Yassemin 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


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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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