Author Archives: James J. Murray, Fiction Writer

About James J. Murray, Fiction Writer

With experience in both pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical patient management, medications and their impact on one’s quality of life have been my expertise. My secret passion of murder and mayhem, however, is a whole other matter. I’ve always loved reading murder mysteries and thrillers, and longed to weave such tales of my own. Drawing on my clinical expertise as a pharmacist and my infatuation with the lethal effects of drugs, my tales of murder, mayhem and medicine will have you looking over your shoulder and suspicious of anything in your medicine cabinet.

Appreciating the Little Things in Life

I read an interesting article the other day regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the body, including some of the symptoms unique to this disease. One of those telltale symptoms is a loss of smell. Smell is one sense that … Continue reading

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Most Used Word in 2020 – and into 2021?

UNPRECEDENTED – defined as never done or known before. The term is used interchangeably with words like unparalleled, uncommon, and out of the ordinary. Hardly a day in 2020 ended without the word “unprecedented” being mentioned at least once in … Continue reading

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A 2021 New Year’s Wish

HAPPY NEW YEAR   May the problems of 2020 be forgotten May 2021 be filled with Hope, Joy & Happiness * * * Wishing You Much Health and Prosperity in 2021 And may this be the BEST YEAR of your … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2020 May You and Yours Be Filled With Peace and Joy, Health and Safety This Holiday Season

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Ghost Kitchens: A Pandemic Thing or a Durable Future?

Until recently, I had not heard about the idea of Ghost Kitchens—also known as Cloud Kitchens and Virtual Kitchens. Maybe I’ve been focusing so much on the pandemic and trying to hide into the virtual world of my novel writing … Continue reading

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Please Vote for my Book Cover

Hi Everyone: My latest novel The Serial Chemist has been entered into a . . . book cover contest for the best cover of the month. I would sure love some votes! Click below to vote for THE SERIAL CHEMIST: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/10474/Continue reading

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A Hopeful Author – Even During a Pandemic!

November in the United States is Thanksgiving time. This year, the US Thanksgiving holiday is Thursday November 26th. It may seem to be an unusual time to be thankful with so many across the world being economically fragile, food insecure and with … Continue reading

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!

Halloween is celebrated each year as one of our first Fall holidays on October 31st, and this year that happens to be this Saturday. Have a HAPPY (and safe) HALLOWEEN this year, everyone! With as much modern fun that Halloween … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing That First Novel – and All That Follow (Part 3)

This is my final installment (Part 3) of my three-part series on a recent talk and interview I did recently about my latest thriller novel release. As I’ve mentioned previously, my local writers’ group—The San Antonio Writers Guild—invited me to … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing That First Novel – and All That Follow (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my three-part installment on a recent talk and interview about my latest novel release. As I mentioned last week, my local writers’ group—The San Antonio Writers Guild—invited me to be the guest speaker at their … Continue reading

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