My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby has been photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and the Covid-19 lockdown is limiting photography excursions.
During lockdown my wife and I were challenged by her daughter to try creative writing. Responding to that challenge I have now written my first book – a contemporary romantic novel on a second chance theme. Entitled Persephone and the Photographer it is now published as a Kindle eBook. I found writing fiction to be both enjoyable and obsessional. My wife is still working on her own novel.
I have since published a second Kindle eBook whose title is Sixty Years A Love Story. It follows the lives, loves and relationships of three people in Northern England across sixty years.
Since then I have started work on a third novel about a wedding photographer and a hairdresser.
I am married and live in Merseyside. I have a son by my first marriage – my wife died in 1998 – and two grandchildren. My wife was also widowed when we met. She has two children by her first marriage and now has six grandchildren.
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