New Science-fiction Novel, "Desert Refuge", by Cheryl Murphy, Follows Adventurers Through the Vast Desert

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Taking the Road Less Traveled Can Have Its Share of Adventures

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Each character began having a life of their own and the story kept deciding to go in unplanned directions as I was writing.

Traveling with a mismatched group of tourists can be daunting, especially when the adventure is set in the wild landscape of the desert.

In “Desert Refuge,” the new science-fiction novel by author Cheryl Murphy, we meet a collection of colorful characters that are needing to travel across the fictitious Cham Desert as part of their holiday plans.

After the group decides to take a longer, more exciting path towards their destination, we are presented with nights around the campfire where stories and friendships are shared.

The nightly storytelling is both entertaining and enlightening, but during their daily travels from oasis to oasis, odd, surreal and inexplicable events unfold.

“This story is about relationships,” said Murphy. “Each character began having a life of their own and the story kept deciding to go in unplanned directions as I was writing.”

During their extraordinary journey, the weary travelers encounter powerful, phosphorescent sentient moths, oases with attitude and diverse wildlife.

“Desert Refuge”
By Cheryl Murphy
ISBN: 978-1-4918-0861-0
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse online bookstores.

About the author:
Cheryl Murphy worked as a bank bookkeeper, art and publicity director in entertainment production, and legal secretary before becoming an elementary school teacher. Murphy taught grades K through Eight in Catholic schools of 27 years both in the classroom and in the specialized subjects of Art, Music, Science, Spanish and Computer. After moving to work within the public school system, Murphy helped special needs students until her retirement. Today Murphy quilts, paints, gardens, writes and is active in her church community. She lives with her husband John, in Davis, California where her daughter, Mary, also lives.


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