Murphy Hooker

Murphy Hooker – Ghostwriter

Award-winning author, ghostwriter, and editor of 20 published books, including two for New York Times bestselling authors.

Overview

MURPHY HOOKER has 15 years of experience as an award-winning author and ghostwriter of fourteen published books, including two for New York Times bestselling authors, and a book Forbes named the “Best Entrepreneur Book of 2017.” He brings stories to life through heightened narratives, soulful characterizations, and irreverent humor—and specializes in Business, Memoirs, Thrillers, Humor, Travel, TV/Film, Self Help, and Non-Fiction books.

Murphy has an impressive business writing background, having spent seven years as a Senior Communications Manager and speechwriter for Charles Schwab, Inc. He’s written several acclaimed business books, like Starting Your Career As An Interior Designer (Random House, 2009) which was named one of the “Best ‘How To’ Books of the Year” by Library Journal.

Known for his crackling dialogue in screenplays, and in narrative non-fiction books such as Let’s Go Mad: A Year Abroad in Search of Utopia and Enlightenment (2016, Simon & Shuster), and Ponies West: A True Western Adventure (Sunbury Press, 2020), before his publishing career, Murphy was a content producer for Rehab Media, creating original series, commercials, and documentaries.

During two tours of duty in the Hollywood shark tank, he was a comedy writer for the TV show "Hello World," and created original content for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gary Sanchez Productions, MTV Films, Fox Digital Studio, and Universal Music Group, all while moonlighting as the resident film reviewer for 7x7 Magazine, where his blogHooker’s Reel” attracted more than 2 million fans. Murphy is also the filmmaker behind the comedy World Bender (2014), which was a cult hit at the 2014 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

Murphy is drawn to projects that stoke his passion for Hollywood history and the arts, like his collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Henry Bushkin, and his recent book with an internationally-recognized multimedia artist (2020, Penguin). Driven by a passion to explore the shared absurdities of the human condition, he is a professional dream nurturer and energetic dynamo who loves his daughter, bookstores, and traveling to far away islands. Steeped in silver celluloid reverence for all things filmic, Murphy Hooker is, by all accounts, full of the elusive “it.”
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Entertainment Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Humor & Comedy Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Best Entrepreneur Book of 2017 | Forbes
  • Best How To Book of 2009 | Library Journal

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2006 — Present

Award-winning author and ghostwriter of 20 published books, including two for New York Times bestselling authors, and a book Forbes named the “Best Entrepreneur Book of 2017,” Murphy brings stories to life through heightened narratives, soulful characterizations, and irreverent humor. He has created original content for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gary Sanchez Productions, MTV Films, Fox Digital Studio, Crackle, and Universal Music Group, and worked with corporate clients such as Charles Schwab, Gap, eBay, (RED), Dish Network, Boost Mobile, Banana Republic, and Old Navy.

Rehab Media

Nov, 2004 — Dec, 2009 (about 5 years)

Murphy spent five years as Content + Creative producer for Rehab Media in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, creating original branded content, web series, commercials, and documentaries for corporate clients like Gap, eBay, (RED), Dish Network, Boost Mobile, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. He also moonlighted as the resident film reviewer for 7x7 Magazine, where his blog “Hooker’s Reel” attracted more than 2 million fans. In addition, he was a comedy writer for the TV show Hello World, and created original film/TV content for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gary Sanchez Productions, MTV Films, Fox Digital Studio, and Universal Music Group. Murphy is the filmmaker behind the comedy World Bender (2014), a cult hit at the 2014 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Oct, 1997 — Nov, 2004 (about 7 years)

Murphy has an impressive business background, having spent seven years as a Senior Communications Manager for Charles Schwab, Inc. in San Francisco where he worked with the Senior Leadership Team on strategic messaging and internal product rollouts. He was also the Senior Speechwriter for the CEO, Five Retail Presidents, Schwab Bank, and ran an 100-employee THINK tank, which created $10 million ROI for the firm.

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Eduardo R.

Eduardo R.

Mar, 2022

talented editor and creative writer! highly recommended!
Murphy H.
Thanks Eduardo, it was great working with you. Best of luck with your book, I hope it's a bestseller!
Eduardo R.

Eduardo R.

Feb, 2022

Talented Editor/Line Editor,writer, professional, sticking to deadline and easy to work it! Definitely recommend it! Now I still continue working with him!

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