Marie Bartek & The SIPS Team – A Paranormal Mystery Series
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Marie Bartek & the SIPS Team Book 1
by Robin Murphy
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Romance
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Secret of the Big Easy
Marie Bartek & the SIPS Team Book 2
Federal City’s Secret
Marie Bartek & the SIPS Team Book 3
Secret of Coffin Island
Marie Bartek & the SIPS Team Book 4
Marie Bartek & the SIPS Team Book 5
**Book 6 is Coming Soon!**
Interview with Robin Murphy
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
A: I’ve been writing since 2006 and became published by a small independent publisher in 2011. My series grew from a college writing course I was taking in 2009. My instructor asked me to write what I had an interest in or what I knew, which was the paranormal. I didn’t want to be a writer when I was young. I always tell people, writing found me. I write for myself and if someone enjoys my stories, it warms my heart. And if they don’t, that’s okay too.
In 2012 I decided to self-publish my stories and enjoyed having a little more control of my sales and marketing. Then in 2014 my current publisher, Next Chapter (aka Creativia) reached out to me on Twitter and wanted me to publish with them. I was honored and it’s been a great relationship ever since.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
A: I am an anglophile and love everything British, as well as a Hibernophile loving Ireland. Not sure where it came from, but possibly from traveling to Ireland on my honeymoon. Since then, my husband and I visited Ireland two more times, as well as England and Scotland.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
A: On New Year’s Day in 2000, my family and I were visiting relatives in CA. We had just finished watching the Rose Bowl parade, when out of nowhere a gentleman asked me if I lived in CA and would be interested in trying out for the show Survivor. I had never heard of it at the time, but told them I didn’t live there, but was flattered to be asked. After returning home and eventually seeing the show on TV, it struck me this was the show I could have been on.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
A: I love to meditate, do yoga, swim, and walk in nature with my hubby. I’m also learning to do pottery, which is another form of expressing my creative side. I love it!
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
A: Grateful, kind, creative, love of family
Do you have a favorite movie?
A: Silverado – I can’t even remember how many times I’ve watched it. It’s a great western with amazing characters.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
A: I always felt my paranormal mystery series could be an actual series on Discovery+ or Netflix. But my novel, Point and Shoot for Your Life, would make for a great movie because it has romance, humor, mystery, and great characters. Plus, most of it would take place in France.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
A: I have visited every city where my stories take place. I learned early on that visiting a town, city, country only helps you better describe the setting. I’ve been to Sullivan’s Island, New Orleans, Washington, DC, Savannah, GA, Ireland, and France.
Robin Murphy is an Amazon best-selling author of a paranormal mystery series, and also writes chick-lit, and nonfiction. She is a speaker on author platforms, self-publishing, and marketing. She currently is a virtual admin and a freelance writer.