Rick Stephens Murphy

Rick Stephens Murphy - Designer

Portland, ME, United States

Author and book designer.

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Overview

Yes, people still judge a book by its cover, and how it looks when they open it. Let me help you create a professional looking print and ebook

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Romance

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Pirate Tales (Salty's Tales)

Richard Stephens

A little Mystery, A little Romance, A lot of Laughs... Salty Tails is a sarcastic, dog-hating cat, who thinks humans are here for two things and two things only; to feed and entertain him. To that end, Salty lives with his human partner, the emotional scarred, Thomas ‘Stormy’ McGuire, on a houseboat in Marina del Rey. While Salty and Stormy are investigating a string of stolen boats, a friend ... read more

A little Mystery, A little Romance, A lot of Laughs... Salty Tails is a sarcastic, dog-hating cat, who thinks humans are here for two things and two things only; to feed and entertain him. To that end, Salty lives with his human partner, the emotional scarred, Thomas ‘Stormy’ McGuire, on a houseboat in Marina del Rey. While Salty and Stormy are investigating a string of stolen boats, a friend ... read more

Vanished Tales: A Salty Tails Romantic Mystery #2 (Salty Tails Mystery)

Richard Stephens

Salty Tails is back! And he’s as sarcastic and hungry as ever, in book #2 of his Cozy-Mystery series... At the ripe young age of twenty-three, Stormy McGuire found the love of his life in the beautiful, redheaded eighteen-year-old Denise O’Brien - the daughter of a respected federal judge. Two days after accepting his marriage proposal, she vanished leaving Stormy devastated. Nineteen years la... read more

Salty Tails is back! And he’s as sarcastic and hungry as ever, in book #2 of his Cozy-Mystery series... At the ripe young age of twenty-three, Stormy McGuire found the love of his life in the beautiful, redheaded eighteen-year-old Denise O’Brien - the daughter of a respected federal judge. Two days after accepting his marriage proposal, she vanished leaving Stormy devastated. Nineteen years la... read more

Obsession Tales: A Salty Tails Cozy Mystery (Salty Tails Mystery) (Volume 3)

Richard Stephens

Salty Tails sets sail in his third Cozy Mystery. An amusing tale filled with, Romance, Mystery, and Salty’s unique and entertaining view of life. All Stormy McGuire wants in life is to get married to the love of his life and live happily ever after. Believing she has closed the book on ex-fiancé – a bad boy named Antonio Rivas – Monica Sanchez is ready to begin a new chapter with Stormy. It se... read more

Salty Tails sets sail in his third Cozy Mystery. An amusing tale filled with, Romance, Mystery, and Salty’s unique and entertaining view of life. All Stormy McGuire wants in life is to get married to the love of his life and live happily ever after. Believing she has closed the book on ex-fiancé – a bad boy named Antonio Rivas – Monica Sanchez is ready to begin a new chapter with Stormy. It se... read more

Brandon and the Red Backpack (Volume 1)

Richard Stephens

An entertaining adventure for young and young at heart... Join Brandon, his sister Squeak, and their best friend Rolly as they search for the new bird feeder at the edge of the woods. But make sure you keep a good lookout for Big-Flo the Hawk. When I sat down to write this tale, I imagined myself sitting with my granddaughter on my lap as I read the book to her. I encourage each of you to slow... read more

An entertaining adventure for young and young at heart... Join Brandon, his sister Squeak, and their best friend Rolly as they search for the new bird feeder at the edge of the woods. But make sure you keep a good lookout for Big-Flo the Hawk. When I sat down to write this tale, I imagined myself sitting with my granddaughter on my lap as I read the book to her. I encourage each of you to slow... read more

Walter's Folly (Rusty Nails, Cat Detective Book 1)

Richard Stephens

Rusty Nails, (Cat Detective) short story series is a humorous homage to the noir detective greats such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Robert B Parker.So please sit back and have fun.

Rusty Nails, (Cat Detective) short story series is a humorous homage to the noir detective greats such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Robert B Parker.So please sit back and have fun.

Saga of an Educated Vagabond

Spencer Mandrodt, Suzanne Hellyer

A fascinating tale of a young man, born in 1918, taking you through his youth, playing high school, college, and some professional football, and then his time in the service of our country. This autobiography shares with the reader what life was like for a young man in the mid 20th century. So, Spencer, here’s to you! Thank you for sharing these very interesting times with us.

A fascinating tale of a young man, born in 1918, taking you through his youth, playing high school, college, and some professional football, and then his time in the service of our country. This autobiography shares with the reader what life was like for a young man in the mid 20th century. So, Spencer, here’s to you! Thank you for sharing these very interesting times with us.

For Love of Country

Suzanne Chilton Hellyer

A collection of facts on the lives of Chilton family members who have served the people of the United States by helping us to remain the land of the free - because they were brave. This collection will include family members from the Civil War through the present time (2016)

A collection of facts on the lives of Chilton family members who have served the people of the United States by helping us to remain the land of the free - because they were brave. This collection will include family members from the Civil War through the present time (2016)

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