Tag Archives: Middle Grade Fiction

Goodreads Giveaway

Five Star Publishing, the publisher of my trilogy The Iron Horse Chronicles, is sponsoring a giveaway on Goodreads for copies of the ARC of Golden Spike. Golden Spike, the third book in the trilogy is scheduled for release on July 19, … Continue reading

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Trilogy Approaching Completion

With the Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy approaching completion, I have changed the header on this website. For the past couple of years, Union Pacific’s Engine 119 has been approaching Promontory Summit in Utah from a distance. On July 19, 2017, Golden … Continue reading

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Sun City Anthem Book Signing

Copies of The Iron Horse Chronicles ready for autographing. The members of Anthem Authors had another successful book signing on Saturday, May 20, 2017, as part of the Spring Clubs Fair held at the Recreation Center in Sun City Anthem, Henderson, … Continue reading

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Wyoming History News Announces Golden Spike

Wyoming History News, the official newsletter for the Wyoming State Historical Society, announced the upcoming release of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, in its April 2017 edition. I have created this collage from the newsletter’s masthead and the announcement … Continue reading

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WWI at Mad About MG History

Regular readers of my blog know I am a regular contributor to another blog, Mad About MG History, which is devoted to providing information to teachers and librarians who are engaged in educating middle grade students about the joys and … Continue reading

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Golden Spike at Western Fiction Review

Western Fiction Review recently posted a great review of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three. Western Fiction Review has now reviewed all three books in the trilogy. I thank Steve M. for including my books in his fine website … Continue reading

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Sun City Anthem Book Signing

During the annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair at Sun City Anthem, Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, I signed books for several folks who purchased Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, and Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book … Continue reading

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Golden Spike Available for Pre-Order

Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can select the tabs in the right-hand sidebar of this website to go to the respective Robert Lee Murphy page and select Golden … Continue reading

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Local Author Showcase

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, I participated in the annual Local Author Showcase at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada. Seventy authors from the Vegas Valley autographed their books for patrons of the library. The authors were divided into … Continue reading

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Great New E-book Website

Until recently, when folks wanted to read The Iron Horse Chronicles in e-book form, they were limited to Amazon’s Kindle. Five Star Publishing has placed its books, including mine, on a great new site that now allows other ways to enjoy e-books. Now, when buyers … Continue reading

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