Brain L. Murphy
Q: How did you come up with your story?
It was 1976, Centenial time, and I was the young man looking for adventure, looking for a career. Over the years, while working for Corporate America, I began to formulate the charactor of Tim Conolly, a wide-eyed young everyman marching into Silicon Vally California.
Q: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I’m not really sure one can “chose” to be a writer. Like any other artist, in some ways, if you are, you do. When I was a child, my father told us stories, stories he made up to entertain us. When I graduated from University, and had spent some years coping, and I might add succeeding, in Corporate America, I found myseld drawn back to writer symposiums, and then to writing actual novels. The theme of “A Story of Love” is one that I find important, and universal.
Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be? Why?
I’m a teacher, History, Economics, and Government, and I love being a teacher. In some ways, writing and teaching ar similar, in that we have a message or a story to tell, and there’s an audience to tell it to. And, it turns out that there is a lot of paperwork to be done.
Q: Favorite genres to read?
History/Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Noir, Sci Fi/Fantasy
Q: What are your pet peeves?
I have two that drive me wild. One is the habit my students, and most other people, have of just spouting out what someone else tells them, or what they hear, and not thinking , not questioning if it makes sense, given what they themselves know. I know its petty in the larger scheme of things, but why do students, and their parents use “should of”, “could of” and “would of” instead of should have, could have, and could have?
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a huge old time Rock and Roll fan, especially the Beatles, Stones, and and Beach Boys.
Q: Where else can we find you, other titles, or anything else you’d like to share?
My title “in progress is “The Children of the Mountain: A Story of Love”. I can be found on my Amazon.com author page, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and at my website www.stories-oflove.com.