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Book Launch for The Bermuda Shipwreck.

Once again Ben McNally Books was the setting for the launch of The Bermuda Shipwreck. Eric made the most of the moment to explain the importance of literacy for individuals and society alike. Just click on the image of the launch to hear those comments.
  • December 15, 2016

Eric and Belgian Draft Horse Jim Bob

Eric and Belgian Draft Horse Jim Bob in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where Eric was researching his fourth book in the series of historical novels for young adults.
  • July 12, 2016

Book Launch for The Dead Man’s Boot.

Ben McNally Books on Bay Street in Toronto was the location for the launch. It is a grand place that just invites the browser to linger longer over literature. And that’s what the crowd did on November 18th. Ben sold out on the night  and said, “Hurry and bring us your next book. We’re ready”.…
  • December 7, 2015

The Spirit of Bermuda

This photo was taken as I helmed The Spirit of Bermuda, a beautiful teaching schooner, in a run from Dock Yards to St. George. Fellow scribbler Captain Christopher Trandell, with the white baseball cap, invited me along for the run and got me to take the wheel. Visiting locations and soaking up the local colours…
  • November 20, 2015

At the helm of La Balena

This is a picture of me at the helm of La Balena, (Italian for The Whale) and I think you’d agree, it sounds a lot more elegant in Italian. My thanks to Will O’Hara for affording me a sailing refuge this summer.
  • October 20, 2015

Bermuda Railway Trail

From 1931 to 1947 Bermuda was served by some 22 miles of railway. Now that railway trail is used to walk, jog, cycle and ride whenever someone wants to get some exercise and not deal with the cars that are crowd the narrow roads which were wide enough for horse and carriage. Mark Twain and…
  • June 30, 2014

Mark Twain

Here I am sharing a moment with Mark Twain, or at least one of the statues of him that one can find in Bermuda. This one happens to be in front of the O’Hara building, a few blocks from The Bermuda High School. Mr. Twain was so taken with my story that he was riveted…
  • June 29, 2014

Workshop at The Bermuda High School

While in Bermuda doing research for The Bermuda Shipwreck, I was fortunate enough to do a few workshops at The Warwick Academy and at The Bermuda High School. The photo was taken at the latter. I read excerpts from The Phantom’s Gold, we talked about different approaches to writing and we had a Q &…
  • June 29, 2014

Ride-along

Here I am doing a ride-along with the Bermuda Police Marine Unit. PC Colin Mill very kindly took me all around the island and explained police procedures and areas they look out for in managing their jurisdiction. We actually found a scooter that had been stolen and driven into the ocean off the wharf at…
  • June 28, 2014

Bulletproof

Here’s a picture of Sgt Paul Watson of the Bermuda police force. He’s with the marine unit. Paul was very patient in explaining the ins & outs of marine policing in Bermuda. Here he’s showing me the bulletproof life jacket that they wear when doing an operation that might involve gun play on the water.…
  • June 28, 2014

Regent Park Reads

On Thursday, June 12 the literacy campaign called Regent Park Reads culminated with a sailing sortie for the students from Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School. If you click here you can see a short video that summarizes the program as you watch the students during the outing. Also, you can…
  • June 25, 2014

The Dead Man’s Boot

The Dead Man’s Boot will be the second book in the series that follow Will and Harley’s adventures. In this story Will, while trying to defend the Leatherback turtles from an energy company’s illegal seismic testing, is falsely accused of theft and murder. There is a dead man. Will finds him hanging from the bell…
  • June 21, 2014

Phantom’s Launch

Book Launch from Eric Murphy on Vimeo. There’s nothing quite like doing a book launch at the venerable  Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. They count the Group of Seven amongst their past members. My friend Marianne Fedunkiw is a member and VP there and  as host, helped make the event, not just happen but…
  • November 25, 2013

Hidden Schooner

photo by Eric Murphy This photo was taken during a reconnaissance trip along the Second Peninsula, outside Lunenburg. I knew I was going to have Will find the trapdoor to the  secret tunnel which in turn would lead to the boat house. After he crashes through the rotten boards, he finds a hidden schooner with…
  • October 4, 2013

Word on the Street

This is us yesterday at my publisher’s tent at Word on the Street Toronto: Marc Coté, Meryl Howsam, me, Barry Jowett and Bryan J Ibeas. It was invigorating to exchange ideas with the reading public. Was recognised by a young boy I’d read to when he was in a gifted grade five class. There were…
  • September 23, 2013

Sailing Away…

This is a photo of my friend, the photographer Chris Reardon who took my headshot. He’s at the helm of the 22 foot Tancook sloop that is owned by a neighbour in Indian Point, Nova Scotia, a few miles from Lunenburg. Chris took me out for a couple of hours of exciting sailing as the…
  • September 18, 2013

Lunenburg Carriage

This is the horse-drawn tourist carriage that I took as part of my research in Lunenburg.  It’s one of the first things William notices when he first arrives in town at the beginning of The Phantom’s Gold. I first got hooked on horses when my wife and I learned how to ride in Ireland. These…
  • September 18, 2013

Museum visit

I had a chance to visit a private museum owned by Louis Hanneberry. It was a short drive from West Pennant, Nova Scotia. The museum was eclectic to say the least: sword fish bills turned into swords, mounted twin tuna tails, various shark jaws hung on the walls and this, stuffed leatherback turtle was among…
  • September 18, 2013