About The Author
Lisa Murphy is a family physician who writes in a variety of genres, including magical realism, Sci-fi, short fiction, and historical fiction. She is the author of The Wyrmstone, The Turkish Mirror, In My Father's Garden and its German edition Im Garten Meines Vaters. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her family. In her free time she tends an unruly and glorious garden with her father.
She says of her writing, "I am particularly fond of language: ancient, modern, ethnic, upper class, gutter slang, the language of thieves or the idioms of doctors, the words a mother might choose, or a wizard. I collect vocabularies and marvel at speech patterns. We have delightful ways of expressing ourselves, we humans!