From magazines, books and illustrated novels to advertorials, product guides and videotapes, Murphy has strived to become one of the most versatile writers in the “business of writing”. Never content with penning one specific genre or style, he’s spent the past decade trying to put his stamp on as many forms of literature as possible.
His ability to match any magazine voice has made Murphy one of the most widely-used, easily-adaptable writers in the magazine industry. He’s worked with almost all of today’s top magazine editors and is relied on consistently to deliver top-notch, entertaining copy. To date, Murphy has published over 550+ features, departments and editorials with over 46+ of the top international men’s, women’s and general-interest magazines. Working under three separate pseudonyms, he’s written on nearly every possible topic, including fitness and exercise, hard health matters, sex and relationships, celebrity profiles, first-person humor, gear, nutrition, travel and general service.
Just a partial list of his international magazine clients have included: American Health, Arthritis Today, Better Homes and Gardens, Bride's, Child, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Details, Esquire, Fitness, Glamour, GQ, Health, Maxim, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Muscle and Fitness, Newsweek, Penthouse, Redbook, Self, Shape, Sports Illustrated for Women, The Knot, Weight Watchers Magazine, Women’s Sports and Fitness and United Airlines, among many others. In addition to writing articles, Murphy is frequently used to create advertorial-editorial packages and as an idea/coverline consultant, with former clients including Details, Esquire, Glamour, Muscle & Fitness and Self magazine. His expertise in a variety of subjects have made him a frequent guest on CNN News, The Today Show, XM Satellite Radio and many other national/international media outlets.
Murphy is also often used as a ghostwriter on many unnamed projects for celebrities and experts alike looking for a writer that could mimic their unique style. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Body You Want in the Time You Have (Rodale, 2005), the co-author of G-Force, The Ultimate Guide to Your Best Body Ever (Regan Books, 2004) and The Workout(Regan Books; 2006) and the co-author of the upcoming book Men's Health Gym Bible (Rodale, 2006). Murphy is also the co-author of the upcoming Five-Factor Diet (Meredith, 2007) and two other author and co-author projects on exercise and nutrition with Putnam and Rodale to be announced in 2006/2007.
In the field of illustrated novels, Murphy has also created and written three distinct graphic novel series, one of which has been optioned for movie/TV production by Showtime's Jeremiah TV series producer, Platinum Studios. His most popular series, Fade From Blue, earned Murphy an Eisner nomination in 2003 (one of the industry's highest honors) and is currently being shopped around to movie and TV studios.
In 2006, Murphy breaks ground in several different genres to expand his writing experience even further. Some of the upcoming projects in development include several illustrated children’s books, a humorous non-fiction service book and a fiction novel. He is also a current columnist for "Weight Watchers" magazine.
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- 2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: (for Fade From Blue [Second 2 Some Studios])
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