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Mark Murphy

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Mark Murphy has been a doctor since 1988.

He has been a writer his entire life.

After spending his early childhood reading anything he could get his hands on and roaming the marshes and maritime forests of coastal Georgia--where he collected myriad seashells and arrowheads and fossils and fancied himself a swashbuckler of the highest order--Mark entered the creative literary world by winning a local poetry contest in the fifth grade. Later that year, he wrote, directed and starred in his own play about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and started his own self-published classroom newspaper.

It was the high-water mark for Murphy's elementary school literary career.

In high school, Mark continued to write. He served as Editor of the
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Mark Murphy In reading such novels as the Harry Potter books, the Hunger Games and the classic King Arthur tale "The Once and Future King," I thought it might be…moreIn reading such novels as the Harry Potter books, the Hunger Games and the classic King Arthur tale "The Once and Future King," I thought it might be fun to integrate sword and sorcery with science in a post-apocalyptic YA book. The story was simply too big for one novel, however, so I broke it up into a trilogy. "The Curse of the Thrax," while a self-contained tale in its own right, also introduces the trilogy's major characters and sets up the plot for the rest of the story. I'm excited to be able to get into the meat of the tale now--which takes a dark turn in the second volume. I hope people enjoy it!(less)
Mark Murphy I'm fortunate--I don't really have that problem. I do get "writer's fatigue" sometimes, when I realize that I'm writing a bunch of garbage. It usually…moreI'm fortunate--I don't really have that problem. I do get "writer's fatigue" sometimes, when I realize that I'm writing a bunch of garbage. It usually happens when I'm tired (mentally) after writing for several hours at a time. Going running can help with that. Paradoxically, so can reading--especially if it is something challenging and creative, like Flannery O'Connor or Joseph Conrad.(less)
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“The Curse of the Thrax,” a young adult novel that is the first volume of The Bloodsword Trilogy, is due to come out in the next two weeks!


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