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February 17, 2015
Meet the Characters - Einarr

We meet Einarr as a sixteen year old son of an Irish astrologer and adviser to kings. He then takes us via his writings, which he learned from his father, on his pursuit of a treasure. As it turns out (Spoiler alert!) the treasure he seeks is not one of gold or silver but of […]

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January 10, 2015
Jane and the Dragon

The story which inspired the novel "Pursuit". Have you been battling money issues? Do you consistently meet against a wall when it comes to money? Just when your finances are beginning to look better home comes that unexpected bill or something desperately needs replacing. You never seem to get over that level and tend to […]

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January 6, 2015
Inside Stories - Meeting Self

The second in a series where you, the reader, can explore the mystical “Inside” ideas used in the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. Whereas in Pursuit the visions which the characters experienced where meeting with dragons and later on dragons in human form, book 2, Dragon Song, takes […]

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December 30, 2014
Inside Stories - Mystical Dragons

The first in a series where you, the reader, can explore the mystical "Inside" ideas used in the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. Among the first visions appearing early in book 1, Pursuit, the main characters meet mystical dragons. Who are they and do they represent anything in […]

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December 21, 2014
Meet the Characters - Pat

The first in a series where you, the reader, get to meet one of the characters out of the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. The first character we meet in book1 , Pursuit, is Patrick Ferguson, known to most as Pat, although his aunt Gaby calls him Patrick. […]

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October 21, 2014
Dragon Song and Visionary Fiction

It has been over a year in the making and three or four months in the editing and proofreading phase, but Dragon Song has finally seen the light of day. It is the second in the Dragons and Vision series and promise to take the reader on a dazzling and emotional ride. Dragons and Visions […]

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October 12, 2014
The Reptilian Brain and Reptile Ancestors

Did you know that a part of your brain is reptilian? Scientists tell us that there is a part of the brain which originated from our reptilian past. What they mean is that way back some of our ancestors were reptiles, or lizards, or serpents. That's an interesting fact, if it is a fact. It […]

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July 5, 2014
Coincidence or Inspiration?

I read time and time again how authors just write and often are surprised at what comes out. This has been my experience so far. Having just completed my second novel I am surprised at the seeming coincidences which have appeared in the story. Keeping in mind that book 2 is a continuation of the […]

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April 20, 2014
Who are the White Dragon Family?

In my Novel "Pursuit" a brief passing mention is made of the White Dragon Family in a news item. In the sequel, "Dragon Song", the White Dragon Family makes an appearance and we meet one of their representatives. But who are the White Dragon Family exactly in real life? In the book they are the […]

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April 11, 2014
Dragons on Mt. Pilatus - I didn't make them up

Reading my metaphysical fantasy novel, "Pursuit", you may think that I have set the dragon scenes on Mount Pilatus because it's close to where I live. Well, actually I didn't invent the dragons of Pilatus. Stories of dragons on Mount Pilatus go back hundreds of years. Dragons have been seen flying between Pilatus to other […]

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March 18, 2014
Pontius Pilate and the Swiss Mountain

There is a myth surrounding Pontius Pilate which many people are not aware of. How, for example, did a mountain in Switzerland come to be named after him? In case you are not aware Pontius Pilate was a Roman Governor or Prefect of Judaea from AD 26-36. It was he who washed his hands when […]

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March 6, 2014
Dragon bones found near human corpse

It is reported that a man has discovered the remains of what may be the body of an official from the Roman Empire. Close to this corpse, the report says further, are the bones of some large creature. The find, according to the report, the source of which we are still trying to verify, was […]

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August 13, 2013
I've been featured

I've been featured on Author Blogger Exchange. I had a chance to share my story. So rather than repeat it all here go along and read about "Pursuit" and how it all came about. -> This week Authors Helping Authors welcomes Jim Murdoch to the spotlight!

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July 12, 2013
Pursuit Book Trailer

"Pursuit" just got a new book trailer. Check it out and share it with your friends - it's easy when you use the share buttons below.

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May 31, 2013
Visionary Fiction Alliance

As described in the previous post, I categorized my first novel "Pursuit" as a Metaphysical Fantasy. When I set it up on CreateSpace the BISAC code used was "Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical". So I was pleasantly surprised when I found by chance the Visionary Fiction Alliance. This so fits my books genre and I […]

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May 30, 2013
What is Metaphysical Fantasy?

What is Metaphysical Fantasy? My recently published fantasy novel, "Pursuit", is classified as Metaphysical Fantasy. I have seen other books using this classification which really don't fit. Often such books do not have a metaphysical component. So what exactly is Metaphysics? The Wikipedia definition: Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the […]

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May 8, 2013
"Pursuit" is now published

Now Published Pursuit, a story of dragons, dreams, discovery and destiny is now available. Enjoy the paper-back edition Order now: Buy now: Pursuit - Paper-back Or get it on your e-reading device Start reading today: Buy now: Pursuit - eBook edition

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April 23, 2013
Meet Gabriela the book worm

  Here is another excerpt from Pursuit ch3. Gabriela was an avid reader. She would read almost anything she could get her hands on, books, magazines, newspapers, advertising posters, even the ingredients on biscuit packets. She just couldn't get enough to read. The books at school she read in an few hours. They were too […]

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April 14, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: Roots

On the train he picked up a brochure lying on the small table at the window. A drawing of a dragon attracted his attention. It was about Mount Pilatus, the mountain he could see across the lake, with the city of Lucerne at its foot. The flyer mentioned a legend of dragons and that now […]

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April 5, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: The Butterfly

After lunch, which Gabriella was able to take in the dining room downstairs, she returned to her ward and went to sit and read her book in the TV room. TV didn't normally bother her or distract her from her reading as her books were usually more interesting than anything on the TV. As she […]

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