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Cynthia Murphy

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Cynthia Murphy is a YA writer from the North-West of England, though her ‘real job’ is in education.

She has always enjoyed writing (this is the girl who looked forward to her English Language GCSE) and when her English teacher accused her of plagiarism in Year 8, she thought she might actually be quite good at it. Thanks, Miss Q.

She has a long-standing love affair with all things scary, reading Point Horrors at primary school before graduating to Stephen King in her misguided teens. Classic 90s and 00s horror movies are definitely her pub quiz strong point and her first love may well have been Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Studying for a degree in Art History and Archaeology meant that she developed a thirst for anything old, beautiful and very often dead. She tries to combine this with contemporary settings in her writing to make unique and chilling modern stories.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
January 2024

Signed Sealed Dead
   Last One To Die (2021)
   Win Lose Kill Die (2022)
   The Midnight Game (2023)
   Welcome to Camp Killer (2023)
   Signed Sealed Dead (2024)
   A Taste of Darkness (2023) (with others)
Cynthia Murphy recommends
The Wanderer (2021)
Josie Williams
"A heartbreaking love story with a ghostly twist; I fell in love with Ryder and Maggie and felt every longing glance and stolen touch. Just gorgeous."

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