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Rita Murphy

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Rita Murphy writes middle grade and young adult fiction. In 1999 her first novel, Night Flying, won the Delatorre Press Prize at Random House Children's Books, was voted one of the Best Books for Young Adults by The American Library Association and Smithsonian Magazine in 2000 and has been translated into ten languages.

Chosen a Flying Start Author by Publisher's Weekly, Ms. Murphy is the author of five novels: Night Flying (2000), Black Angels (2001), Harmony (2002), Looking For Lucy Buick (2005) and Bird (2008). She studied writing at the University of Vermont and dance at The Natrona Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She has been a creative writing instructor at The Monteverdi Friends School in Monteverdi, Costa Rica, a guest author in Vermont public schools and is currently on the faculty of The Bread loaf Young Writers Conference in Middlebury, Vermont.

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