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.

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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Tips on Writing That First Novel – and All That Follow (Part 1)

Recently, I was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of my local writers’ group—The San Antonio Writers Guild—and they asked me to speak about the process of writing a novel, how I choose the plots for my novels, and … Continue reading

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THE SERIAL CHEMIST – A New Psychological Thriller Novel

Now Available in eBook and Paperback Formats The Serial Chemist plot has been one that I developed a couple of years ago and evolved it over time with the help of two psychologist experts and with the help of individuals … Continue reading

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New Psychological Thriller Available NOW!

The Serial Chemist A new Detective Rosie Young                                                                 … Continue reading

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Living in a Novel

This year of 2020 held such great promise for me, as it did for so many others, when BOOM—what happened? Life, with all its uncertainties, challenges and unexpected surprises, threw us a new curve ball. The novel coronavirus pandemic, commonly … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Reflection

Today initiates the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States. With the current COVID-19 health crisis at hand, it will be a much different celebration than in previous years. I wonder how much celebrating will be happening around the … Continue reading

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Optimism for the Future of Medicine

As each of us attempts to manage our personal and professional challenges during the current COVID-19 crisis, we can also take a moment to look into the future and marvel at medical breakthroughs that are on the horizon. I purposely … Continue reading

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