ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“Murray’s prose is clean, fluid, and full of verve.”

ROGER DEBLANCK, LIBRARIAN

“There’s a serenity and a peacefulness in those places that can seldom be found elsewhere.”

STEPHEN MURRAY

Stephen Murray is a Las Vegas author. Praised for his unique writing style and powerful character development skills, his books cross multiple genres and appeals to diverse audiences.

Stephen was born in England, a far cry from the Nevada desert he now calls home. At age seven, his family relocated to the southern part of Africa, where he was raised in various countries and attended boarding school. The opportunity to experience other cultures as a child inspired a love of travel in him that eventually led to his love of the written word.

In his late teens, he returned to London and spent seven years absorbing as much art, music, culture, and countryside as he could. While living in England, he also seized the opportunity to explore neighboring countries and cultures throughout Europe. In 1976, a job opportunity brought him across the pond to Los Angeles, California. He happily lived there many years, eventually opening his own business.

In 2003, Stephen once again was drawn to something new. He left L.A. to escape the congested commutes that became part of his daily life and migrated to Las Vegas, Nevada. He quickly fell in love with the city, its caring communities and kind people.

 

Stephen has visited over 40 countries across 5 continents as an insatiable explorer of the globe. He found he enjoyed the quiet, untouched and less commercialized destinations of the world the most, such as; Bhutan, Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls, and the Galapagos Islands. They provided inspiration and insight that remained with him long after the trips ended.

In 2007, he started writing down the stories from his travels as a way to keep a record of all the places he’d visited and the people he’d met. He spent two years capturing his experiences on paper. Through this process he discovered a passion for writing.

Stephen continues to add to his first book about travel as he finds new places to explore. In the meantime, he has published several well-regarded books in the genres of mainstream fiction, murder mystery, and crime fiction. His work has earned a variety of awards and accolades by nationally recognized organizations.

In addition to being a published author, a public speaker, and an advocate for Alzheimer’s, veterans and homeless causes, Stephen is a partner in a software development and support company, which he originally founded in California in 1982.

Read Stephen’s Books

The Chapel of Eternal Love
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Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love
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Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2
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Discretely Yours
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Stephen set a bowl of fruit on the patio for a snack while on a trip to Victoria Falls. He went inside for a few moments and when he returned an unexpected visitor had taken the fruit.

MONKEY SEE. MONKEY – EAT.  

AWARDS

2016 Reader’s Favorite – The Chapel of Eternal Love – 5 Stars
2016 Reader’s Favorite – Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love – 5 Stars
2016 Author’s Talk About It – The Chapel of Eternal Love – 1st Prize – Mainstream Fiction Category
2016 Author’s Talk About It – The Chapel of Eternal Love – Book Awards Finalist
2016 Author’s Talk About It – The Chapel of Eternal Love – 5 Stars
2016 Author’s Talk About It – Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love – 5 Stars
2017 Reader’s Favorite – Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II – 5 Stars
2017 Las Vegas Writers and their Books – Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II – Book of the Month
2017 Las Vegas Writers and their Books – Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II – Four Suits Award
2019 Reader’s Favorite – Discreetly Yours – 5 Stars

RADIO, TV & PODCAST APPEARANCES

AME Experience, Florida
Aspects of Writing with James Kelly, Nevada
Author Chat Show with Lynda Brown, California
Authors First with Tony Kay, Ohio
Authors Talk About It, Colorado
Baltimore is Talking Live, Maryland
Between the Lines with Corine Font, Trinidad
Carry on Harry with Harry Johal, Singapore
Celebrating Life with Margie Shepherd, Nevada
Creatively Speaking with Luanna Helena, California
David Brower Podcast, Colorado
Dialogue with Susan Wingate, Washington
Different Strokes for Different Folks, New York
Downtown TV Podcast for Cox TV, Nevada
Eleanor’s Elite Radio, Florida
Hollis Chapman Show, Arizona
Jessie’s Coffee House
MaturePreneurs Talk with Diana Todd-Banks, Australia
Mission Date Night, Colorado
Possibilities with Dr. Adah Kennon, Nevada
Real Marriage, Real Talk with Beverly & Ken Jenkins, Florida
Real Talk with Hollywood Lee, Maryland
Road to Enlightenment with Kellie Fitzgerald, Arizona
Southeast Media Productions with Jodi Hockinson, Pennsylvania
Talk Back with Stu Vener, Florida
The Author’s Loft, Georgia
The Author’s Show, Arizona
The Author Story with Charlie Bass, Nevada
Unlocking Your Truth with Dr. Lesley Phillips, British Columbia
Vegas Live with Ninon, Las Vegas
WMAP with KC Armstrong, New York

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Aspects of Writing – Writing and Publishing Seminar – Panelist
Authors Portraits Presentation at Alpha Voyage Gallery
Barnes & Noble Crossroads Commons Writers Group
Flamingo Library – Panelist
Henderson Writers – Dime Grinds Presenter
Henderson Writers Group
Las Vegas Senior Singles
Las Vegas Writers Conference – Panelist
Las Vegas Writers Group – Panelist
MacDonald Ranch Writers Group
Meet the Local Author Series for Senior Centers – Founder and Speaker
   – Atria Seville
   – Atria Sunlake
   – Atria Sutton
   – Bridges at Paradise Valley
   – Coronado Heights
   – Lakeview Terrace at Boulder City
   – Red Rock Pointe Retirement Resort
   – Revel Nevada Senior Living
Mesquite Library ‘Murder Mystery’ Book Club
Paseo Verde Library – Panelist
Pen & Palette – Co-Founder & Co-host
Rainbow Library Book Club
Sahara West Library ‘Murder in the Library’ Book Club
Sin City Writers Group
Summerlin Library ‘Vegas by the Book’
Sun City Anthem Book Club Annual Luncheon
Sun City Writers Group
Wizard World Comic Con – Panelist

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