Lynn Murphy

I am married and have two teenage sons. I have a degree in Journalism and Art from Mercer University and am a certified teacher with endorsements in English and Art. I have authored nine books and am considered to be somehing of an expert on the Holocaust, having twice been awarded the Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award from Facing History and Ourselves. I also was a semi finalist for the Irena Sendlar Teaching Award, for excellence in teaching about the Holocaust. I enjoy writing, running, photography, canoeing, skiing, hiking and running. I live in a small town south of Atlanta. 

Book(s) By Lynn Murphy


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

I am a certified teacher with endorsements in English and Art and currently teach both subjects part time. I am a two time recipient of The Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award from Facing History and Ourselves. I am married and the mother of two teenage sons.

2. Describe your book ‘Terezin Twilight’ in 30 words or less. 

A Nazi officer is forced to end his relationship with his Jewish fiancé. They meet again in Terezin concentration camp, where Max is a Nazi officer and Ava is a prisoner.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book? 

Because of the fact that is takes place in two concentration camps (mostly Terezin and then Auschwitz)there were a couple of pivotal scenes that were very important to the plot that were very hard to write, even for someone who has read so many books about the Holocaust and done so much research on the topic. But the story required them to play out as they did, so I cried my way through them.

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you? 

A Separate Peace, The Book Thief, The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal, To Kill A Mockingbird

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book? 

Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook,, paid advertising

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing? 

Reading, photography, running, hiking, cooking. I also like canoeing and snorkeling.

7. What are you working on next? 

I just finished a new book, Dream A Little Dream, and I am working on a YA novel based on the idea that one of Tsar Nicholas II’s daughters escaped the massacre of the family and am planning a romance set during WWII loosely based on the life of Irena Sendlar.

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