Author MH Murphy says he is a proud Marine and Viet Nam Veteran, having served in-country, in 1965 – 66.
He has written more than twenty-five short stories about his life experiences and the people he has met along the way. Interesting stories such as My Girl (published in Rivulets 22 in 2010), Dancer, and Ghosts of Relatives Past.
He published his first book, The Ashes of War in November of 2017. Ashes is the result of almost a decade of serious research and writing and fulfills his promise of sharing what happened to the South Vietnamese people at the end of and after the Viet Nam War.Murphy began writing in earnest a decade ago, after a successful career in Real Estate. He has been actively involved in charity work and is a strong advocate for Veterans.
Born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in the Chicago area, where he has spent most of his life, Murphy currently resides in a small town in central Illinois.
Watch for Murphy’s second book in the Ashes of War series, Voices from Ukraine, to be published summer of 2020, about the plight of the Ukrainian people in the Russian held territories, the Crimean Peninsula and the Donbass region of Ukraine. Voices will not be the end, there is more to come.
See what our readers are saying.
I finished The Ashes of War (a fine title) last night, and I learned a great deal from your text. You write with a strong narrative and have poignant stories to tell. Your work appealed to me, too, for a personal reason. I wish you well and hope you can find the audience you deserve.
Professor Emeritus of English
University of Illinois
I just finished reading ASHES while vacationing on the North Shore of HI. What a marvelous accomplishment. This book is - so unexpected The achievement is not unlike Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. I can appreciate, in your case, the extra research involved. So THANKS. Let’s talk some more CONGRATULATIONS, John
Emeritus professor of English
De Anza College,
Mike, I wanted to get back with you about your book. I’ve finally been able to read it and am stunned by how much work you put into that effort. I learned a ton. I had no idea how terrible conditions were following US withdrawal. Your description of events was amazing, especially the level of detail and the personal touch you were able to provide. If anyone has written anything even close to what you have done, I’d be very surprised. Thanks for sending it my way. You are a very fine writer and historian! Blessings, Scott
CH (COL), USA (Retired)
Military Rep & Endorser
Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Ministries
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