Author Archives: Robert Lee Murphy

Henderson Libraries 5th Annual Local Author Showcase

A month ago, I posted an announcement that I will participate in the Henderson Libraries 5th Annual Local Author Showcase on March 17, 2018. I will be able to autograph all three books in The Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy from … Continue reading

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History of the Horse in Western America

Readers of this blog know I periodically contribute to the blog, Mad About MG History. MG stands for Middle Grade, and the purpose of the blog is to provide information for teachers and librarians engaged in encouraging middle grade students … Continue reading

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Upcoming Local Author Showcase in Henderson, Nevada

I’m pleased to announce that the Henderson Libraries has extended an invitation to me to participate in the 5th Annual Local Author Showcase on March 17, 2018. This is the fourth time I will participate. It is particularly appropriate this … Continue reading

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Outstanding Book Signing Event at South Point Casino

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, from Noon until 4 PM, at South Point Hotel, Casino, & Spa, in Las Vegas, Nevada, I had the best book signing event ever. I had all three volumes of The Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy available, and most folks bought Eagle Talons, … Continue reading

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New Post to “Mad About MG History”

Regular readers of this blog know that I periodically contribute to another blog, Mad About MG History. MG stands for Middle Grade, of course. The purpose of the blog is to provide information for teachers and librarians who are engaged … Continue reading

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Winter Club Fair & Book Signing

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, during the annual Winter Club Fair at Sun City Anthem, Henderson, NV, I autographed copies of The Iron Horse Chronicles for folks shopping for nice Christmas gifts. Just a reminder that on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from … Continue reading

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Robert Lee Murphy Website Restored

If you visited my website over the past few days, you probably noticed that it was discombobulated. An update provided by one of the plugins I use to produce the website did not take properly and caused several features to disappear. It … Continue reading

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Railroad History Reviews Golden Spike

Railroad History reviewed Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicle–Book Three, in its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Robert Butler wrote the review. Mr. Butler reviewed Eagle Talons and Bear Claws in previous issues of Railroad History. One of his closing sentences in … Continue reading

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The First Intercontinental Railroad 150 Years Ago

The first Union Pacific Railroad train rolled into Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, on November 13, 1867. (Wyoming would not be designated a separate territory until July 25, 1868.) General Grenville M. Dodge, Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific, had selected the … Continue reading

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Great Book Signing at SCA Fall Club Fair

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, I enjoyed a great book signing at the Sun City Anthem Fall Arts and Crafts Fair in Henderson, Nevada. Five other members of Anthem Authors joined me in offering our books for sale and autographing … Continue reading

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