Phillip Murrell

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I'm a lifelong reader and fan of stories in ever medium. I started writing for fun in the second grade (I think my mom may still have my school-assigned short story "The Frozen Eyes," which I shakily wrote on lined paper). I'm also an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer in the United States Army. While on my second deployment to Iraq, I began to write again. First, I wrote screenplays, then moved on to writing novels, the first being "Bystanders."

I've been married for over twelve years to my amazing wife, Jen. I also have three children: Tommy (12), Sam (9) and Cammy (7). Thankfully, they also love sci-fi, fantasy, and roller coasters as much as I do.

During my free time I'll either be reading/watching TV/playing video games or I'll be spen
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Phillip Murrell Book three should be out either May or June 2018. Book four will be out around December 2018 to complete the series and reveal Votary’s identity.
Average rating: 3.72 · 29 ratings · 7 reviews · 4 distinct works
Bystanders (Bystanders #1)

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Trophy Hunters (Bystanders #2)

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Our Contest (Bystanders #4)

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