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.

Fall – My New Beginning!

Fall has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me, and this year is no exception. Although the calendar year officially begins anew in a little over three months (yikes), September has always felt like the beginning … Continue reading

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Labor Day – All Play and No Work

Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States, and this year we celebrate it on Monday, September 6th. Although the holiday marks the official end of summer in our minds and a final chance to indulge in summer … Continue reading

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HAPPY JULY 4TH !!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! My wish is for you and your family to enjoy  this wonderful Summer holiday and to have a safe  Fourth of July celebration experience.  

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A Memorial Day Reflection

Today, we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.  Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day, was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 and first observed on May 30th of that year when flowers were placed on the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Drugs of My Youth

No, this is not a tell-all about drug abuse, but a focus on how accepted medicinal practices of the past are considered so dangerous now and are no longer used.  My parents were loving, caring adults—particularly my mother, who nursed … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles to Cure—And to Kill!

Medical science in the 21st century is increasingly more sophisticated and growing exponentially. One of the more fascinating areas of medical research involves the evolution of nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are (in simple terms) small objects that behave as a unit to … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight – An Interview with John Spietz

Today, I’m so pleased to share a blog interview I did recently with a friend and fellow author, John Spietz. John published his first novel last month—a time-travel sea adventure called THRILL CHASE. I’ve read it, loved it, and highly … Continue reading

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Smashwords Book Sale -> Starts Today!

Starting now and going through Saturday March 13th, Smashwords online book seller is offering my eBooks, and a whole bunch of other eBooks, at fantastic discounts. Two of my eBooks, both in my Detective Rosie Young Murder Mystery Series, are highlighted … Continue reading

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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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