Mary Murphy is a touchstone to the ancient land of Ireland.  Her authenticity takes first generation immigrants home again, gifts those with Irish roots a taste of inheritance, and ushers those who wish they were a wee bit Irish into an ephemeral union.

Her creative fire is billowed by both a literary and musical wind. 

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The newest book

NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE: A sparkly new edition of Mary's beloved first novel, The Emerald Diaries - Secrets of an Irish Clan.

A photograph of the Emerald Diaries book against a backdrop of Irish ruins.

Originally published in 2009, this fully re-edited, re-imagined and re-designed edition was recently made a finalist by the International Page Turner Awards for both their book award and book cover award.

The Emerald Diaries is an extraordinary tale that weaves together fantasy, fiction, mythology, and history by way of the characters within. Readers are taken on a fantastical journey; moving among time periods and locations through multiple points of view.

It is the women, their relationships and a specific matriarchal Irish heirloom that drives the narrative. This ancient heirloom is the thread that runs through the storyline, stitching together lives in across generations.

This novel is now a shiny new penny, waiting to be collected and dropped into your internal wishing well.

Collectors and fans can purchase a signed copy of The Emerald Diaries, directly from Mary here.

Ebook, Paperback, and Hardcover are all available on Amazon and other digital and traditional booksellers as of August 23.

Paperback & Ebook

Available from Amazon and all other retailers worldwide. We love it when you request from your local bookshop! Use the ISBN and title to request it.


Speaking Of - Splendid stories to cosy up with

Published in October 2022, Speaking Of cracks open a window to a myriad of characters sharing their diamond-faceted treasure trove of stories. Just re-released with a fresh new cover!

The reader is swept into the undulating current of time to become a traveller, a witness, a companion to lives that have passed, and those that are yet to be.

It’s all waiting for you – here within these 314 pages.

A mockup photo of the book "Speaking Of" resting on dark red fabrics.

“Speaking Of” is collection of splendid stories to cosy up with  – A novella, a novelette, multiple short stories and flash fiction pieces.

The children's books

Brand new release for summer! Sweet Peas and Bees: Life at the Flower Farm, Book 1.

Mary adds another feather to her Children’s Author cap with this sweet—and educational—tale about a girl and a bee. 

Lovingly illustrated by Fiona van Housen, this collaborative work brings together passions, family, and a sense of community. 

Discover the world of the Flower Farm with Juniper and Bumble as your guides. Perfect for older siblings to read and a lovely bed time book that parents and grandparents will not tire of.

Girl and bee explore the gardens together and an enchanting, summer-long friendship emerges.

In the Children’s arena, Mary has produced a series of original fairy tales with accompanying audio CD’s. Away with the Fairies – books one, two, and three are now available!

A photo fo the three book covers in the Away with the Fairies series

Each book contains original fairy tales, one audio CD (just over an hour in length) with Mary reading all the stories and singing songs, plus other surprises! All three books are beautifully illustrated by Fiona Van Housen. 

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