Guest blog: Author, Roy L. Murry

Welcome, Roy L. Murry …

Can you tell me a little about yourself? Roy Murry

I’d need a week to answer this. LOL I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA into at that time was called a middle class family – both mother and father worked.

I had a normal life until I went to Vietnam as a Green Beret (Special Forces) Operation & Intelligence non-commission officer. Made it back alive to go to and graduate Bentley College. There I studied accounting but minored in English. As President of the Journalism Society, PDE, I was editor of The Yearbook.

After graduation, events happened that changed my life incredibly. That story is written down in my autobiography The Audubon Caper. Twenty eight years in the Caribbean Hospitality Industry followed; and then I move here to Hollywood, Florida where I live writing, playing golf, and working part time at a golf course. Roy~The Audubon Caper cover

What was the first story you wrote?

I can’t remember any; however, I have been a critic of others’ writings since taking two American Literature courses in college.

Were you inspired by someone or something?

My American Literature professor was the first one to tell me I could write. She gave two A+ on my critical journals. Also, I have read many inspirational authors including Og Mandino, Tony Robbins, and Joseph Murphy.

What do you like about writing a story?

I like going into my own little world and writing what I want.

Can you tell us about your newest book?

I have been married to two Latin women each becoming a USA citizen while married to me. I added another marriage, changed their identities and characters using their reason for marrying my main character Don Quixote Smith for one reason – each wife wanted an American VISA firstly and Smith secondly.  

What genre best fits for the book?

Adult Romance

Are you working on something new at the moment?

I have two works in progress. One is the fictional novel Homeless in Homestead, which is the journey of an American Vietnam Veteran from homelessness through the Florida system for his betterment.

The other WIP is a three part screen play, requested by a prominent producer I know, who has read both my novel. The screen play will be for TV of my second novel The Three Wives of Don Quixote Smith.  Roy~cover for Wives

Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

Set your goals and just write.

What is your writing routine?

For me, it’s early to bed; early to rise; makes a writer wise. I’m in bed early and start writing between 4 – 5 a.m. until I’m tired or have to move on to something else

Do you have an editing process?

I use an editor.

How important is it for you to share your writing?

I love the feedback; and I get immediately feedback from my core group of followers of about three hundred people who have purchase my books.

Where can people go to read your work?

Three Wives of Don Quixote Smith is now at Amazon, Tate and Barnes &Noble

The Audubon Caper: E-book only. US 

Where can people find you on the internet?

Facebook: Roy Murry Author and Twitter: @roylmurry425

Is there anything else you would like to share with your readers?

I thank all the people who have read my novels and hope that some of your readers at least read the first chapters of my books. It’s free. I know if they do; they will buy my books.

I thank you Suzan for featuring me on your blog.

You’re welcome, Roy, and good luck with your writing.


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