Tag Archives: Will Rogers Medallion Award

Writing a Historical Trilogy

“Writing a Historical Trilogy” is the title of an article I wrote for the Spring 2018 issue of WriteRiders, the quarterly newsletter of the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Link to the article (it’s on … 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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Lifelong Learning Presentation

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, I made a presentation to the Sun City Anthem Lifelong Learning Club in Henderson, Nevada. The subject was “Why and How I Wrote the Iron Horse Chronicles.” Following the one-hour talk, I autographed copies of … 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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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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Happy New Year!

What better way to start the New Year than to have the 2016 awards won by Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two recognized in the Winter 2017 SCBWI Bulletin. I know many of you do not read this fine publication that connects writers, illustrators, … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Signing Events

On Saturday, December 3, 2106, I participated in the annual Sun City Anthem Craft Fair along with seven other members of Anthem Authors. I signed copies of Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, and Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Medallion Silver Award

On October 29, 2016, my novel Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, received the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award for 2016 Western Fiction for Younger Readers. The Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee’s program states that books in the Younger Readers’ category “contain … Continue reading

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Bear Claws Finalist for 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award

Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category for Younger Readers. Eagle Talons, the first book in the trilogy about Will Braddock and his quest … Continue reading

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