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Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there. As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband and shy-but-friendly ghost.

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JULY 2013
Published first novel, Council of Peacocksto positive reviews.

Published A Fallen Hero Riseswhich, with very little marketing, quickly outsold Council of Peacocks.

JUNE  21, 2014
Published Beyond the Black Sea, Book 2 in The Activation Series.

Published Demons of DunDegore, Book 2 in the Sword of Kassandra Series.

Council of Peacocks included in The Shadow Box - a successful box set of 10 dark urban fantasy authors (including New York Times and USA Today best seller, Travis Luedke). The limited-time deal hit several Amazon best-sellers lists.

SEPT 2015
Publication date of Terra Incognita, Book 3 in The Activation Series.

DEC 2015
An original story featuring in The Dark Dozen, an anthology of horror stories to help raise money for the health card costs of Al Scarborough. The story is a prequel to A Fallen Hero Rises but is aimed at adult audiences.

MARCH 2016
Published of Are You Watching Me? This will be his first non-fantasy thriller and features a sex addict who becomes the target of a serial killer. Aimed at adult audiences.

2017 AND 2018

Joseph has never been busier. He's currently working with Ellysian Press as head cover designer and assistant editor. Click the link below to see his ongoing work with Ellysian Press.


Published the second edition of Are You Watching Me? to address the similarities between the first edition and the Bruce McArthur murders in Toronto.


Joseph is currently working on Book 3 of the Sword of Kassandra - The Backwards Pawn -  and the sequel to Are You Watching Me?The Witches of Cuba.

Re-releases of the first two books of the Sword of Kassandra series with additional maps, character bios, illustrations and more bonus material are scheduled for early 2020.