My name is Jacqui Murray. I’ve been a teacher for thirty years, fifteen at the college level teaching business and the last fifteen as a K-8 technology teacher both in a traditional classroom and online. I have a Bachelors in Russian, in Economics and a Masters in Business. I believe in education and use every bit of what I’ve learned to thrive in today’s world.
Lately–the past fifteen years, I’ve considered myself a writer (I’m still teaching–I hate being bored). I wrote a book called Building a Midshipman about how my daughter got into the Naval Academy. It’s more than a personal journey, it’s a how-to for every high school student interested in acceptance to an Ivy league college. I edited a series of nine computer workbooks for grades K-8. all available on Amazon.com or through the publisher, and then I wrote a passel of books and ebooks on how to integrate technology into the K-8 classroom. I also write tech columns for TeachHUB and a variety of other tech-in-ed ezines.
That’s my geek side. My real passion is fiction–thrillers, action, that sort of novel. I won the Southern California Writers Conference’s Outstanding Fiction Award for my upcoming scientific fiction thriller, To Hunt a Sub. Reviewers called it ‘strongly written’ with ‘interesting and unique plot hooks’. It will be available this summer–soon!–and I hope you’ll try it out.
I’m also working on a prehistoric novel, Lucy: Story of Man and the sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days. Its protagonist is the USS Bunker Hill, one of America’s most capable warships in the fleet with more weapons than any other ship in the fleet.
I love writing–always have–so this blog will cover writing topics, with brief forays into other things. If you know writers, we’re intrigued by everything around us. Life is full of characters, plot lines, unique settings, and we want to experience it all. I have two other blogs. One Ask a Tech Teacher, technology tips and tricks to accompany the books I write. One USNA or Bust–a how-to in getting accepted to the Naval Academy and what life is like if you do. T
I live in California with my husband and beautiful Labrador, Casey. I spend as much time as possible with my Naval Officer daughter and my Army Signal Corps son. They are my passion. You can contact me by visiting the Contact Me page.
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