Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My second published book: A Wild Dream of Love

The sequel to A Chance to Say Yes is now available from your favorite booksellers, including The ISBN for A Wild Dream of Love is 978-1-590723-5-1. If you prefer to use an e-reader, you will find the book on Kindle. The Kindle ASIN is B007SB5FGS. Use this URL to access it quickly: Stay tuned for Book Three, A Big Fan of Yours, which is in progress.Please see my profile photo on this blog site to view the wonderful book jacket created for A Wild Dream of Love. Confidentially, it's a good idea to READ A Chance to Say Yes FIRST, before reading A Wild Dream of Love, although it's not necessary to do so. To order a copy of my first novel A Chance to Say Yes, please go to or visit any bookseller of your choice. The ISBN for A Chance to Say Yes is 9781595071835. The Kindle ASIN for A Chance to Say Yes is B003A02MZ8. You may read and post reviews on my books' Amazon pages, and on,, and other fine sites. Thanks very much for you interest in my writing.I hope you enjoy A Chance to Say Yes and the sequel, A Wild Dream of Love. If you do, please mention them to your friends and fellow readers. My best to you, Tina Murray

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oprah in Australia

Wow, what an amazing show yesterday on Oprah. The city of Sydney, Australia, gave her a rousing welcome. Prominent Australian celebrities--Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Bono, all graced the stage and sang together. A very moving moment for Australians and for Oprah, too, no doubt. The number of fans who attended the show was amazing. It is a testament to the incredible power of global media and the rise of world super-stardom.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Celebrity Beginnings in Nashville

For Christmas,2010, I received a compelling book entitled They Came to Nashville. It was written by Marshall Chapman, a graduate of Vanderbilt and a singer-songwriter of note. The book includes Chapman's memories of her early days in Nashville and the people she knew before they became legends of country music. These include Miranda Lambert, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell and other illustrious singers, songwrtiers, and musicians whose names we all recognize. It also includes transcripts of her taped conversation with each of these luminaries. I have found it be a fascinating read because I now have reference points in Nashville, among other reasons. I recommend the book to anyone who wants to get to know some country music greats as people first. Another interesting note is that another country music legend, Wynona Judd, has just penned her first novel. She will be holding a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Brentwood, south of Nsashville, on February 4. Celebs abound in Music City.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nashville, Music City, USA

I can't believe I'm blogging again. It's as if I dropped off the earth, isn't it? It has been so long since I've blogged. In spite of all my good intentions, obviously, I did not blog everyday, as I had written that I was going to do. A lot has happened in the interim, which could be the reason I havent' been thinking about blogging. I'm relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, a major-big change from sunny Southwest Florida. I completed the manuscript of my second novel, A Wild Dream of Love, and sent it off the the publisher. A Wild Dream of Love is the sequel to my novel, A Chance to Say Yes. I have the writing bug, but I need to straighten out the practical aspects of my new life, so I must pace myself. Book Three is spinning around in my head. Yes, it has a title--and I have other works sloshing in there along with it. I'm not going to say I'll blog regularly any more because I didn't live up to my words last time I wrote that. Oh, and I just joined www.meetup.nashvillewriters. More about that soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Second Edition debuts in Nashville

Many thanks to ArcheBooks Publishing for releasing the second edition of A Chance to Say Yes, 2010. Thanks, also, to the Nashville Writers Meet-Up for debuting the book at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville this past weekend. For those who need to know, my web site is The book is available in hardcover and on Kindle at The book video site on You Tube is The sequel, A Wild Dream of Love, has been completed. Yay! More news on that as it develops.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My FIrst Virtual Book Tour, August, 2010

Yes, I'm on a virtual book tour with Paula Deen and other fine authors! While working to finish A Wild Dream of Love, I am celebrating the release of the second edition of A Chance to Say Yes. Please join me for my first virtual book tour. Here is my officail tour page: .Here is my schedule: > Book Reviewers for A Chance to Say Yes Virtual Book Tour, August, 2010 > (Blog 1) > > August 2nd interview, > August 3rd review (Blog 2) Blog name: Paperback Writer > (Blog 3) > Blog Name: Acting Balanced > > August 11, 2010 >(Blog 4) > > 8/12/10 > (Blog 5) > Blog Name: Reading At The Beach > > 8/13/10 > Also, please visit on 8/4/2010 to see an additional interview. Thanks to the particpating blogger-reviewers Hilary Shepherd, Heather Smith, > Janet Ruth Hovis, Marissa Oachs, and Vicki Newell and their readers. Thanks, also, to Rebecca Camarena at I hope you can join us on the tour. Tina

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book One Review; Book Two in the Works

Hello, Here is a recent review of A Chance to Say Yes. Thanks to Trish Stevens of Ascot Media Group, Inc.,for the heads up. Special thanks to the paper, The Cherokee Connection, in the Atlanta metro area. -celebrity-go.shtml Oh, and here's today's fortune cookie lunch: "It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice." Book Two, A Wild Dream of Love, is in the works...I hope you enjoy reading it. Tina