About The Author
CJ Murphy takes inspiration for her novels from nature. Countless hikes into mountain wilderness, in every season of the year, spark her imagination in ways her hiking companions might be surprised to learn. The roots of an upended tree become a shelter from the elements, a raging creek in full flood a fearsome escape route. An avalanche or encounters with wildlife are the impetus for acts of heroism or kindness. The silence of snow-covered forests, even the nightmare of forest fire, become catalysts for action.
Inspiration comes, too, from extensive travels. An appreciation for different cultures, customs, and music spur creativity and help bring life to her novels.
Above all, it is love that holds the ultimate power in her writing. Love drives the story of her own life, as well as the actions of her characters, ever forward.