Interview: C.E. Murphy
Cheryl Morgan talks to author C.E. Murphy at the P-Con convention in the Central Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. The conversation touches on topics such as crowd-funding for short fiction and the status of urban fantasy within the SF&F community. Our apologies for the background noise from fellow convention attendees.
Here are some links arising from the interview:
- Chapters bookstore in Dublin
- Catie’s new novel, Spirit Dances [Purchase]
- Catie’s dress is from Pin-Up Girl Clothing
About the Interviewee
C.E. (Catie) Murphy began writing around age six, when she submitted three poems to a school publication. The teacher producing the magazine selected (inevitably) the one she thought was by far the worst, but also told her — a six year old kid — to keep writing, which she has. She has also held the usual grab-bag of jobs usually seen in an authorial biography, including public library volunteer (at ages 9 and 10; it’s clear she was doomed to a career involving books), archival assistant, cannery worker, and web designer. Writing books is better, and she now has close to a dozen in print. In her down time, she writes comic books and is working on a screenplay, which may be why her editor and agent independently suggested she get a hobby that wasn’t writing.
She was born and raised in Alaska, and now lives in her ancestral homeland of Ireland, which is a magical land where it rains a lot but winter never actually arrives.