About Me

Lone tree at Llyn Padarn Llanberis, Snowdonia

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 a series of books ā€“ contemporary romantic novellas and a few short stories. Most of these are now published as Kindle eBooks. I have found writing fiction to be both enjoyable and obsessional. My wife has also written two books and has nearly completed a third.

You can find more information about all of these books in the ‘My Books’ tab of the Menu. Additionally, ever since I’ve started writing, I’ve kept publishing daily blogs as I’ve gone along providing information about the progress of the stories. The daily blogs have even, for the most recent books, been posted as episodes of the stories.

I am married and live in Merseyside. I have a son by my first marriage ā€“ 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.

If you would like to read my daily writing and photography blog head over to it by clicking on the Blog link in the top menu.