Kim Murphy’s current release is Wind Talker, the second book in The Dreaming series. The first is The Dreaming: Walks Through Mist, which is a mix of the modern and a 17th-century witch trial (Virginia, not Salem!). Walks Through Mist won a Next Generation Indie Book award. I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War is her first nonfiction title. Her Civil War ghost stories, Whispers from the Grave and Whispers Through Time, have won several awards, including ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book awards), as well a nomination for RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Her debut novel, Promise & Honor, was a finalist in ForeWord’s awards. Set during the U.S. Civil War, it focuses on the hardships of the civilians. The sequel, Honor & Glory, won ForeWord’s Bronze Award in Historical Fiction, and the final book in the trilogy, Glory & Promise, was a Library of Virginia Literary Award nominee. Currently, Kim is finishing the third book in the Dreaming series, Circle in Time, as well as a new Civil War fiction title, Secrets & Sabers.
For over twenty years, she has lived in Virginia, absorbing the scenery, rich culture, and history of the area. When she’s not researching, attending author events, or writing, she can be found hiking with her Belgian sheepdogs, Saber and Phoebe (below, Saber on the left). Although Saber is quite different from the Belgian in Whispers from the Grave, he was named after the dog in the book. Her previous Belgians, Magic and Mystic, died in 2005 after brave battles with serious illnesses. Kim also has a grown son, three birds, and there’s a husband around here somewhere who likes to play with web pages, Linux, the GIMP and so on.