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Claire A. Murray

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Claire writes crime/mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi, not necessarily in that order. She is a member of Sisters in Crime (& 2022 VP of the Desert Sleuths Chapter) and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. In mid-2020 Claire transplanted from New England to Phoenix where she writes full-time, paints, and lives on a steady diet of Zoominars for connection, inspiration, and sanity.

She hosts 2 weekly “Zoominar” write-in sessions with writers from California, New Mexico, Arizona, Massachusetts, and sometimes Maine.

Her short story, “Nanoni and shish-Ka-toomi”, took Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable magazine. Two of her stories, “Lucky Seven” and “After the Rush Fades,” won third place in other competitions, totaling 13 published shor
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Writing is Not a Solitary Endeavor

At first glance, writing might seem a solitary endeavor–the author alone in a room surrounded by papers and books, pecking away at the keyboard, dictating, or writing by hand. And there is that aspect of it. But that’s not all it is. An author who wants to capture life’s nuances, create realistic settings and dialogue, […]
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“It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani”
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“...you can't spend all your time alone…alone in your head…alone in your books…it's not healthy. We all need to learn to get along with and be with other people. We need to learn to make friends. It's an important part of life. " ~Dani O'Meara, from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery tentatively titled, Dangerous Days for Dani.”
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“The problem with being a leader is that you're never sure if you're being followed or chased.”
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“...you can't spend all your time alone…alone in your head…alone in your books…it's not healthy. We all need to learn to get along with and be with other people. We need to learn to make friends. It's an important part of life. " ~Dani O'Meara, from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery tentatively titled, Dangerous Days for Dani.”
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“It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani”
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“There has always been the wind.
Since our planet began to turn, there has been the wind. This ball of dirt and fire and water started to spin. The air stirred. And Earth's time began.
But the beginnings of the wind are lost in the mists of time. The wind blew before the Appian Way wended through Rome. It blew before the Parthenon crowned Athens. Before pyramids sprang up in Egypt.
Before the Mayans. Before the Incas.
Before Man.”
Kaye George, Death in the Time of Ice

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