Author Spotlight: Murphy Wallace
June 24, 2021 • News
CJC: How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?
MW: I had a dream and thought it would be a good plot twist, but never did anything about it. Months later it kept nagging at me so I thought it would be fun to write a short story that I would never share with anyone or publish. When I told a good friend of mine about it, she demanded that I write the book, and that’s how Stolen Love was born.
CJC: What do you find to be the most rewarding and challenging part of being an author and what hurdles have you overcome while striving towards your goals?
MW: I love meeting people and sharing my work with them, as difficult and nerve-wracking as it is. My readers are the most rewarding part. The second most rewarding part is writing The End on my books. That feeling of finishing a story after months of research, writing, late nights, and gallons of coffee. The most challenging thing is staying out of my head and making myself think that I’m not good enough.
CJC: Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?
MW: Stolen Love. It was my first and I was oblivious to the writing/publishing process at the time. Therefore, I wasn’t stressed about not meeting people’s expectations, like I am now.
CJC: For first time readers of your work, which book would you recommend?
CJC: If one of your books were made into a movie, which would you select and who would you like to star in it?
MW: Stolen Love. Rachel McAdams as Adrienne, Henry Cavill as Marshall. Wentworth Miller as Lock.
CJC: For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?
MW: Get your ideas down however they come out and then “pretty” them up later. Don’t think too much in the beginning.
CJC: If you could co-write a book with any author, who would it be and why?
CJC: Favorite motto?
MW: Never stop writing. Even if you’re only writing for yourself.
CJC: What do you do to overcome writer’s block?
MW: Drink… hahah just kidding. I try to plot the rest of my book out in more detail, or I focus on another story.
CJC: In one word, how would you describe your writing style?
CJC: Which do you find harder to do… writing the blurb for your story or selecting the cover?
MW: BLURBS. Blurbs are hard.
CJC: Which author inspires you the most and why?
MW: Again, Dani René, Cora Kenborn, K. Webster
CJC: What is your writing process like?
MW: Like a cat chasing their tail, and that dog from Up who keeps getting distracted by the squirrel.
CJC: What new projects are you currently working on and what are your goals for the remainder of the year?
MW: The Devil’s Redemption, Book 2 of the Blade and Sasha duet from my Devil’s Skull MC Series
CJC: Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?
MW: Thank you for your support! I wouldn’t be able to be an author without readers like you.
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