Author Archives: Robert Lee Murphy

Stirrup Award Finalist

My article “Races Within a Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad” that appeared in the April 2019 issue of Roundup Magazine has been selected, by the membership of Western Writers of America, as a finalist for the Stirrup Award … Continue reading

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One-Eyed Jacks

Quite by chance, while surfing the television channels last evening, I caught the start of the movie One-Eyed Jacks. I had never seen this 1961 film starring and directed by Marlon Brando until last night, but I feel a personal … Continue reading

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Facebook Connection Problem

Facebook has not been posting my blog to my Facebook Page recently. This is a post directed specifically to Facebook. Check out my new trade paperback versions of The Iron Horse Chronicles.

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New Kindle Versions of The Iron Horse Chronicles

Recently I had to replace the Kindle versions of all three volumes of The Iron Horse Chronicles. If you purchased a Kindle version created by Five Star Publishing, they appear to still work fine. You can access the new versions by … Continue reading

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Trade Paperbacks Available

Five Star Publishing, who originally published The Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy, recently reverted the rights for eBooks and Trade Paperbacks to me. There were pluses and minuses to that. The minus was that Five Star took down their Kindle versions … Continue reading

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Henderson Libraries 2020 Local Author Showcase

On March 28, 2020, I will be participating in the 7th Annual Local Author Showcase at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada. This is the fourth year I have been invited to offer my books … Continue reading

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Tonya Todd was Guest Speaker at Anthem Authors

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Tonya Todd, the Henderson Writers Group’s Education Chair, gave a special presentation to members of Anthem Authors about the benefits of attending the annual Las Vegas Writers’ Conference. As the current President of Anthem Authors, … Continue reading

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New Cowgirl in Town

One of my wife’s friend’s husband recently passed away.  He collected hats. She gave me one of his nice Stetson hats, but it’s not the right size.  It fits my wife perfectly, so she will wear it at our next … Continue reading

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Transcontinental Railroad History Day Project

On December 12, 2019, I participated in the “Transcontinental Railroad History Day Project” conducted by students and teachers from Highland Elementary School in Bakersfield, California. The Highland’s team posed questions via email to me about the political, economic, and social … Continue reading

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Successful Book Signing at South Point

My book signing event at South Point Casino on December 7, 2019, was a great success. Throughout the event I had the help of three wonderful people, my wife and daughters. To my right is daughter Stacy from Kentucky. To … Continue reading

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