Picture Books: FICTION + Narrative Non-Fiction
"It's all about telling a good Story..."
~ Patricia J. Murphy
Whether I am writing fiction or narrative nonfiction, it’s ALL about telling a GREAT STORY. More specifically, it’s about picking and choosing, and weaving together facts in a compelling, lyrical, and original way to tell the best story you can—and only you can, and a story that will resonate with the hearts of your readers.
Like Mark Twain once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” I would also say (and do say in countless school visits), it’s a whole lot of fun to write, too.
Research is crucial to EVERYTHING I write—fiction and nonfiction. Without the most accurate, up-to-date information, and digging for rare jewels and gems of information—and lesser-known facts—you really can’t write anything worth reading.
The research I do includes reading everything I can get my mitts on about my subjects (e.g., primary and secondary resources), interviewing the world’s leading experts and authorities, and exploring first-hand experiences to add richness and authenticity to my books, stories, magazines, poems, songs, and more.
Here are a few samples:
Below are just few of my fiction and narrative non-fiction picture books. For my complete list of publications, click here.