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Michael & Laura Murphy

Agent: none
111 SW Harrison - 16H
Portland, Oregon, United States


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Bio sketch (8/25/07)

Michael and Laura Murphy began their latest careers as a writing team in 1980 and have since authored eight travel guidebooks, principally on Europe (Vacation Rentals in Europe, The Natural Waterways of Britain (& Ireland)).

Over thirty of their feature articles on far flung destinations and subjects from Wildlife Forensic Crime-solving to Theater of the Deaf, Collecting Antiquarian Maps & Globes, Cruising the Rivers of Europe, Family Reunions Abroad, Long Stays Abroad have appeared in national and international magazines. When traveling they heed Marcel Proust who said, "The Real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

In pre-writing life Laura worked in bookstores and libraries, Michael in the oil business and as director of a teacher education program for Alaska natives. They have long lived not far from the sea in California, Alaska and most recently in Portland, Oregon.
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Interests: Travel writing (books, articles), General interest, Health, Children's books

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Natural Waterways of Ireland, Natural Waterways of Britain, Vacation Rentals in Europe (3 editions), Ocean Ferrylines of Europe (2 vol).,