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J J Murray

(John Jeffrey Murray)
USA flag (b.1963)

Born on October 16, 1963, in Abington, PA, J. J. has lived in New York , New Jersey, Pennsylvania , Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.

He graduated magna cum laude from Marietta College (OH) with a BA in English before settling in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, just up the road from Virginia Tech.

The son, grandson, and great-grandson of preachers and teachers, J. J. taught public high school English for twenty years to students who sometimes actually spoke it. J. J. is currently teaching in a wilderness program for at-risk young men.

J. J. met his wife, Amy Renee, at a high school football game at Victory Stadium in Roanoke in the fall of 1989, and their four-year courtship forms the basis of J.J.'s first novel, Renee and Jay. The first ten years of their marriage forms the basis for its sequel, Renee and Jay 2.
Renee and Jay
1. Renee and Jay (2001)
2. Renee and Jay 2 (2004)
Non fiction