Mike Murphy - author

Grey Nomads on a roll

Eleven chapters into my Grey Nomads novel with long spells of writing every day. Aiming for a first draft early in the new year which is when the real writing will begin. 

Surge in sales continues

The renewed interest in A New Era For Manny Youngman in October continued in November. I'm not sure why, but I'm not complaining.

All the fun of the fair

The Man Who Didn't Like People was among the books that achieved sales at the recent Rockingham Writers Centre Book Fair. 

I live in Rockingham,
Western Australia
where I spend most
of my time
writing and ticking off
items on my bucket list
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The Man Who Didn't
Like People

  One reviewer said: "Wow. I don't know what I was expecting but it was not the gripping emotional ride I got." 

A story of a man's search and discovery

In The Man Who Didn't Like People the protagonist has retreated from his family and society, living a hermit-like existence in the bush.

Then he learns he is terminally ill and he returns to the city to seek out his wife and children and decide who, if any of them, deserves to inherit the large fortune he will be leaving behind. 

What happens when he finds them and how that effects the decisions he eventually makes is the substance of an intriguing story which has moments of humour and sadness and leads to an ending which is expected in some ways but not in others.

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Not read A New Era For Manny Youngman yet?

In A New Era For Manny Youngman I introduced a hero who believes feminism has unbalanced male/female relationships and that something else is needed if men and women are to be truly equal.

I then confront him with a 15-year -old daughter he didn't know he had and the novel plays out his problems in bonding with her and putting into practice what he has been preaching. 

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