Interviewing C.E. Murphy and giving away her new release ROSES IN AMBER!

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 An Interview With
C.E. Murphy


CE Murphy began writing around age six, when she submitted three poems to a school publication. The teacher producing the magazine selected (inevitably) the one she thought was by far the worst, but also told her–a six year old kid–to keep writing, which she has. 

She has also held the usual grab-bag of jobs usually seen in an authorial biography, including public library volunteer (at ages 9 and 10; it’s clear she was doomed to a career involving books), archival assistant, cannery worker, and web designer. Writing books is better.

She was born and raised in Alaska, and now lives with her family in her ancestral homeland of Ireland.

What are a few of the ways in which your retelling differs from the original tale?

Backstory! There's backstory! Story about how the Beast was cursed, and why, and things about the kingdom that are never answered, or even asked, in other versions! Also there are witches! I mean, there's always a witch, but IT'S JUST DIFFERENT THIS TIME! o.o ^_^

Do you prefer the Disney version or the original tale?

The oriiiiiiiiginal. I mean, I love the Disney movie but even the first time I saw it I was like "this movie timeline makes no sense at all" and I've never quite forgiven it for that. OTOH, Gaston quotes Macbeth, so that's pretty damn awesome ^_^

Which of your characters do you see the most of yourself in?

Well, there are parts of me in all of them, of course. Joanne Walker from the Walker Papers sounds the most like me, and Margrit Knight from the Negotiator Trilogy (also a Beauty and the Beast story!) has my stubbornness. Let's hope I'm *least* like Belinda Primrose, the seductive assassin in my Queen's Bastard duology. ^_^

Beauty needs reading recommendations! What should she read?

*clears throat* Everything by CE Murphy... ^_^ Um, CS Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy, Diane Duane's Young Wizards books, Michelle Sagara's Elantra series, and Barbara Hambly's Benjamin January books, just for something outside the fantasy wheelhouse. ^_^

What magical/beautiful surprise would you hope the Beast had for you? (Belle's library, Feyre's art gallery, etc.) 

Well, come on, who doesn't want the library? Maybe hidden doors that led into other fictional worlds, though. That would be cool. ^_^

Bookworms, go check out the second part of today's awesome interview with C.E. Murphy right now at That Artsy Reader Girl!
O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: C.E. Murphy
Release Date: Feb. 6, 2017
Publisher: Miz Kit Productions


There is a story of a beast, and a merchant’s daughter, and a curse that must be broken. This is not—quite—that story. 

Amber Gryce believes in magic the way anyone does: as a thing of the past, marked now only by the long reign of an ancient queen sworn to live until her stolen son is returned to her. Such stories are romantic but distant for Amber, surrounded by family and wealth. 

But like magic, wealth can disappear. Left destitute, Amber’s family retreats to a forest holding far from their city home, where Amber’s love of roses leads her into the heart of enchantment, and draws her into a retelling of the tale as old as time….


During A Week of Beauty and the Beast,
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