Issue 23: Charlotte Marshall Murray
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Charlotte Marshall Murray is the author of six books. Writing since the age of 8 years old, Charlotte loves to tell stories that engage and entertain her readers. Her characters are realistic and identifiable, although some may seem a bit unstable in their actions, thus providing drama and suspense to the storyline. Her latest work, "Black Ice The Family Bloodline" is the last in the "When the Heart Turns Cold" series which tells the story of Philadelphia's renowned criminal psychologist Dr. Nala Jordan turned serial killer. An avid lover and reader of horror, Charlotte is working on her next project titled "Blood Rites Year of the Queen", a story about affluent African American vampires that wreak havoc in Louisiana and Philadelphia.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing journey. What does your writing routine look like now?
I have been writing ever since I could hold a pencil. I always knew I wanted to be a writer and tell stories. When I was a little girl, I would tell stories to my parents. When I was able to write, I wrote them down. Writing has always been who I am. I became a published writer in 2006 with my first book Broken Hearted. Since then, I have published eight books. In conjunction with publishing books, I contributed to four anthologies and formerly wrote for Urban Release Magazine and Dream Pathways Magazine. To be honest, I really do not have a writing routine. I try to write every day, and to me, writing does not have to mean working on my book. Preparation, research, and note-taking are a part of my regimen which I do every day.
We looked at your catalog and saw you write in different genres. Do you find any particular genre more challenging than the other, and do you have a preference?
As a writer, I don’t want to typecast myself in a particular genre, so I write whatever story comes to me. However, horror is my favorite genre, and that is the one in which most of my books are written. I don’t find one genre more challenging than the other, but I prefer to write what I’m most comfortable with, and that is horror and its subgenres.
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Book Club Pick
Love was all Nala Jordan ever wanted, so marrying the handsome and ambitious Kendrick Jordan was more than she could’ve ever dreamed. Kendrick and Nala Jordan were inseparable from the very beginning, and they became the most highly respected and sought out power couple in Philly. They had a strong foundation, including a beautiful home, wealth and happiness…or so Nala thought. Her entire world shatters when she walks in and catches Kendrick in a compromising position. He is about to find out there is a thin line is between love and hate when Nala's heart turns