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


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


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


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 Author’s Den – Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II – #1 Popular Books All Categories
2017 – Author’s Den – Murder ABoard the Queen Elizabeth II – #1 Popular Mystery/Suspense Books Category
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
2018 Authors Den – Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II – #1 Popular Mystery/suspense Category
2018 Author’s Den – Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love – #1 Popular Mainstream Fiction Category
2019 Reader’s Favorite – Discreetly Yours – 5 Stars
2019 Authors Den – The Chapel of Eternal Love – #1 Popular Mainstream Fiction Category
2021 Authors Den – The Chapel of Eternal Love – #1 Popular Mainstream Fiction Category 
2021 Author’s Den – Discovering the Chsristmas Spirit – #1 Popular Christmas Books Category.


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
Books You Didn’t Didn’t Know You Needed to Hear, Missouri
Bright-Headed Publishing LLC
Carry on Harry with Harry Johal, Singapore
Celebrating Life with Margie Shepherd, Nevada
Chat and Spin with Ron Clark & Ian Johnson, England
Creatively Speaking with Luanna Helena, California
Cross Border Interview, Canada
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
Firelight Barn – Two Song Live Stream Program, Nevada
Heartland Author Podcast, Illinois
Hippie Mamma, Arizona
Hollis Chapman Show, Arizona
Intuitively Rich with Ani Rich, Georgia, Eastern Europe/Asia
It Came FromThe Radio, New York
Jessie’s Coffee House
Lift Your Story , Texas and Ontario, Canada
Living the Dream with Curveball, Kansas
Mark Antony Raines aka Ghostman, England
MaturePreneurs Talk with Diana Todd-Banks, Australia
Minddog TV with Matt Nappo, New York
Mission Date Night, Colorado
Moving Mountains with Sasha, Bi-Coastal USA.
My Independence Report with Kevin McDonald, Seatac, Washington
My Story VPN, Athens, Greece
Noble Knights with Ian Pierce, Missouri
Possibilities with Dr. Adah Kennon, Nevada
Real Marriage, Real Talk with Beverly & Ken Jenkins, Florida
Real Talk with Hollywood Lee, Maryland
Rebecca Sounds Reveille, Texas
Road to Enlightenment with Kellie Fitzgerald, Arizona
Rules of the Arena, Wisconsin
Southeast Media Productions with Jodi Hockinson, Pennsylvania
Stories That Matter, Georgia
Talk Back with Stu Vener, Florida
The Author’s Loft, Georgia
The Author’s Show, Arizona
The Author Story with Charlie Bass, Nevada
The Beautifully Human Podcast with Nik Steasby, Tennessee
The Misfit Nation, Tennessee
The STUPH File Program with Peter Anthony Holder, Quebec
The Trey Olds Radio Program, Mississippi
Trina Talk with Trina Martin, Texas
Unlocking Your Truth with Dr. Lesley Phillips, British Columbia
Vegas Live with Ninon, Nevada
WMAP with KC Armstrong, New York
Writer to Writer with Stenetta Anthony, hosted by Casey Bell
Writers Drinking Coffee, California


Aspects of Writing – Writing and Publishing Seminar – Panelist
Authors Portraits Presentation at Alpha Voyage Gallery
Barnes & Noble Crossroads Commons Writers Group
Cactus Valley Retirement Resort
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
Las Ventanas Ladies Luncheon
MacDonald Ranch Writers Group
Meet the Local Author Series for Senior Centers – Founder and Speaker
   – Atria Seville
   – Atria Sunlake
   – Atria Sutton
   – Coronado Heights
   – Lakeview Terrace at Boulder City
   – Red Rock Pointe Retirement Resort
   – Revel Nevada Senior Living
   – The Bridge at Paradise Valley
   – Tropicana Palms
Mesquite Library ‘Murder Mystery’ Book Club
Paseo Verde Library – Panelist
Pen & Palette – Co-Founder & Co-host
Rainbow Library Book Club
Rotary Club of Green Valley
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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