BioBorn in 1977, A.S.A. Durphy wrote Poems and Stories from a young age. "Prove it," you say. Well, okay then. Here is The Wizard from first grade, circa 1983:
I am a wizard.
I do not walk on the land, I walk in the air.
I do not jump over streams, I fly over waterfalls.
I can tame raccoons.
I can ask the hawk to fly.
I can ask the fish to swim.
I can turn the sky green and the ground blue.
I can turn stone to gold and gold into a stone.
Did he just share one of his earliest poems with you? He did. A little bit of humanizing never hurt a bio.
A.S.A. Durphy is currently writing the Stratis Detective series. When he's not jogging around the Oakland Hills, you'll find him puzzling through home projects, building furniture, or hard at work in the garden with his lovely wife and daughters.
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A Still and Silent Sea A.S.A. Durphy
Twelve-year-old Gracie Stratis can’t stand her father’s tedious archaeological digs. At an excavation in Scotland, she longs for something, anything, interesting to happen. And suddenly, adventure finds her. Someone has stolen the site’s prized Viking artifacts. The thieves add an extra dose of horror when they kidnap her four-year-old brother Russel. She finds herself all on her own. A kid learning about a cold world. Gracie sets off into the dark to return what’s been stolen and restore what she’s lost. A Still and Silent Sea is the opening novelette in the hard-boiled Stratis Detective series. If you love page-turning suspense, witty dialog, and tenacious heroines, then you’ll love A.S.A. Durphy’s gripping thriller.