Pat Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy is widely published in the short story form.  Stories of his have appeared, among other places, in Fiction, New Orleans Review, Soundings East, Sou’wester, The Greensboro Review, descant, Sequoia, Kiosk, GW Review, The Cream City Review, Confrontation, West Branch, The Southeast Review, Nexus, Other Voices, The Sycamore Review, the Notre Dame Review, The Gamut, Ascent Literary Magazine, the North American Review, Louisiana Literature, Oxford Magazine, Hawaii Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, twice each to the New England Review and Buffalo Spree Magazine, and three times to The Tampa Review.  A story of his appeared in the anthology 100% Pure Florida Fiction published by The University Press of Florida, and a short story/novella collection of his entitled Way Below E was published to good reviews by White Pine Press.  He has just had short stories published in Passager Journal, the New Ohio Review, and again in descant, where he’s won the Gary Wilson Short Fiction Award. He has a short story coming out soon in Saw Palm.

He’s worked as the lead Electronics Technician aboard the U.S.S. Alacrity, an ocean-going minesweeper (USN), as an intern pastor for the Presbyterian Church, for two years as a theological student at the state university in Heidelberg Germany, as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas and Florida State University teaching English, as an electronics engineer in charge of the NASA Standards Laboratory at the Ames Research Center and as a forensic toxicologist for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He currently lives in Tallahassee where he is a fulltime writer. For more complete information, he has a website at

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