Lynne Murray

Lynne Murrayauthor of
Bride of the Living Dead
The Falstaff Vampire Files
& the Josephine Fuller mystery series:
Larger Than Death
Large Target
At Large
& A Ton of Trouble

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Pearlsong Conversation with author Lynne Murray 
in which she talks about her books, writing—and reading—
life-sized fiction, and the role of fat-positive novels
in empowering women.

Lynne Murray talks about The Falstaff Vampire Files

& other works (October 16, 2011 Pearlsong Conversation)

 Lynne Murray's website | Lynne Murray's Pearlsong Press newsroom page
About Bride of the Living Dead  | Author's blog for Bride of the Living Dead 
Read an excerpt of BOTLD | BOTLD Media Kit (PDF) | About The Falstaff Vampire Files 
About Larger Than Death | About Large Target | About At Large | About A Ton of Trouble

Lynne Murray is the author of the award-winning Josephine Fuller, sleuth of size, mystery series. Her humorous essays, interviews and reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers. She lives in San Francisco 

From Lynne:

"I knew I wanted to write a novel featuring a fat heroine with a take-no-prisoners attitude when the book hit the wall. I threw the novel I was reading when I reached a page where the book's heroine sneers at a fat character. It was one fat joke too many. I had to do something.

"I wasn't sure how to create a fat fictional character who refused to be ignored or disrespected. It turned out that what I had to do was to become a self-accepting woman of size in the process of writing about one.

"Larger Than Death, the first book in the mystery series featuring Josephine Fuller, a sleuth of size who doesn't apologize, won the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) Distinguished Achievement Award.

"In Bride of the Living Dead (Pearlsong Press, June 2010), I set out to write a romantic comedy about love and marriage. I conjured up a rebellious, plus-sized heroine whose idea of dressing up is wearing a monster movie T-shirt and jeans to go to the movies. Yet Bride of the Living Dead finds our heroine trapped into a formal wedding with her anorexic, perfectionist older sister planning the whole thing.

"My humorous short pieces have appeared in magazines and newspapers. Many of these articles, including the most fun one of all — an interview of Darlene Cates, star of What's Eating Gilbert Grape? — are available on my website at

"I came to San Francisco to go to SF State University. I received a B.A. in psychology, but also got captivated by the City and ended up staying. It was great fun using the San Francisco Bay Area as the perfect setting for a romantic comedy in Bride of the Living Dead. [The Bay Area is also the setting for The Falstaff Vampire Files.]

"I share an apartment with a small group of extremely mellow cats, who are all either rescued or formerly feral."

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