Michael Murphy is a wonder man and a good friend and a terrific author! This is the guy who up and out of nowhere, when he heard I was getting married practically in his back yard, asked if we would like him to come down and take pictures and be one of our witnesses! My husband and I could hardly believe it. But then that’s the kind of guy Michael is.
This is what Michael has to say for himself….
“Anytime I’m asked the question of who I am I have to stop and try to decide how in the world to answer. I might biologically be middle age, but inside I feel like a randy teenager anxious to explore the world. Dreams of writing have been a part of my life since I was five years old.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been writing stories. What has been different over the last five years is that I’ve finally been brave enough to allow someone else to read what I’d written. When that happened I found that others liked what I’d written which made me beyond happy.”
Just check these blurbs….
LITTLE SQUIRRELS CAN CLIMB TREES
Kyle Miller is a rare breed. Though born to conservative parents and raised in small-town Oklahoma, Kyle realized young that he had to escape rural America. Now he’s living in New York City, working as an ER doctor, and paying off his massive student loans. He’s never been on a plane and never seen a movie, but he is worldly enough to recognize attraction when it smacks him in the forehead. Not that he knows how he managed to crack heads with Joseph, who’s a good foot shorter than Kyle’s six and a half feet.
Joseph is Kyle’s polar opposite in other ways too, well-off where Kyle is poor, and self-assured while Kyle is insecure. He’s also determined to show Kyle what a great guy he is and bring the confidence Kyle shows in the ER out in his everyday life. But Kyle’s hectic work schedule and inexperience with relationships won’t make for an easy romance.
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU
After a hit-and-run driver kills David McCleary, his mother, Frieda McCleary, tells her younger son, Patrick, “It should have been you.” While the McCleary family limps along for a while, it clearly died with David. In an effort to deal with her son’s death, Frieda joins a fundamentalist church while her family watches her become a stranger. When she discovers Patrick is gay, she is convinced he is the reason David was taken from her. Patrick’s father runs interference, but when he leaves town for work, she throws Patrick out onto the streets.
As a blond-haired, blue-eyed sixteen-year-old kid from the suburbs, Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own. He’s struggling until he meets a local priest running a homeless shelter who introduces Patrick to Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth wise beyond his years, and they strike up an instant rapport.
It’s not pretty, but they’re making it together, until one night Juan goes off with a stranger to earn a few bucks… and doesn’t come back. Patrick is determined to find him, regardless of the danger and cost.
WALLS THAT DIVIDE
Sparks fly at first sight when Darrin Smith meets Luis Garcia, an IT consultant hired by Darrin’s father to install new computer equipment and software. Unfortunately, Melissa, a rebuffed and embittered office manager, sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future and finds his interest in Luis a threat. Though she sets out to sabotage their chance for a relationship, their love is stronger than the obstacles she throws their way.
Life is looking up for Darrin and Luis until Melissa’s manipulating gets Luis arrested and deported to Costa Rica. But there’s one major flaw in her scheming: Luis was born in California, has never set foot on Costa Rican soil, and doesn’t even speak Spanish.
For their love to survive, Darrin must move heaven and earth to follow and find Luis before it’s too late.
A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
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