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sean1If you are looking for someone to write something, either for professional or personal purposes, I can probably help. If you’re seeking a manuscript consultation for your novel or memoir, I can definitely help. If you’re looking to navigate the increasingly complicated, but exciting world of self-publishing, I can give you guidance. I can also offer strategic insight on all aspects of the publishing industry, including how to query agents, how to pitch projects and how to avoid wasting time (and money) promoting your writing endeavors. If you’re trying to jumpstart or refine business networking efforts, or need to understand (or make contacts within) the tech industry, particularly the world of consumer electronics, I can point you in the right directions. I’m happy to give you my thoughts on the best approach to your project. To discuss options, availability and pricing, please contact me!

I’m the Founder and Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Literary Arts. To inquire about opportunities or find more info, please visit the site. I have been publishing fiction, reviews (of music, movie, book, food), and essays on the technology industry for almost twenty years. I’ve appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbesand AdAge. In addition, I’m an associate editor at The Weeklings, where I contribute a monthly column. I write regularly for PopMatters, and my work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The Good Men Project, All About Jazz, AlterNet, Web Del Sol, Elephant Journal, Punchnel’s and Northern Virginia Magazine, among others. My best-selling memoir PLEASE TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE was released in 2013, and my debut novel NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE was published in June 2015.

My first collection of non-fiction, MURPHY’S LAW VOL ONE was released in 2016; the second volume, MURPHY’S LAW VOL TWO, in 2017.

I studied English at George Mason University and have an MA in Literature. Selected sampler of published pieces HERE


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“Sean Murphy brings a poetic voice and insightful contemplations to the largely unexplored territory of dying and death. With deep compassion and philosophical curiosity, he processes his individual grief while confirming the universality of loss.”

—Roy Remer, Director of Volunteer Programs, Zen Hospice Project

May 27, 2015