Welcome to My Website!
I’m Jean Murray. I have been called “Dr. Murray,” “Doctor Jean,” and “Doctor Jean the Mean Green Grading Machine,” professionally,
and “Jean,” “Jeannie,” and “Grandma Jean” personally.
I have been a reader and a writer since probably forever. I remember the thrill of figuring out what those marks in a book meant; reading opened up a magical world for me that has never diminished. And it seems I have always had a pen, and now a computer keyboard, somewhere in my life on a daily basis.
At present, my newest incarnation involves two dreams: writing motivational books for women, and writing fiction.
Finding Your Green
My newest writing project is Finding Your Green, a series of books to help women find balance and purpose in their lives. The first book: Finding Your Green: Meditations on Life/Work Balance for Women in Business, will be published in print and on Kindle in early 2016. I can’t wait to share it with you! I have started a newsletter to share pieces from the book and the philosophy behind it. If you sign up now for the Finding Your Green newsletter, I’ll send you some starter articles to get you thinking, and my fun Green Game.
After writing non-fiction for over 30 years, I have begun a new venture – writing fiction. I’ve had several books rolling around in my head for years, and it’s time to get them out. I am undertaking this venture as a full-time job, learning my craft and developing my skills, by writing/writing/writing, reading good fiction and books on writing, and by attending writer’s workshops and taking online courses.
The Larkin Chronicles books are about several generations of women of Irish heritage in different periods of American history. Each woman has a unique story and a journey. Books planned in the series:
Bridget Larkin’s Journey: On the Humbug Wagon Train to Oregon
On this journey, I’ll let you know what I find out.
As Red Green says, “I’m pulling for you; we’re all in this together.”