Brendan Murphy was raised in Sheffield, England, with dreams of becoming a writer, and has written every day since he was nine years old. After reading medicine in London and psychiatry in Manchester, he moved to Australia in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at Monash University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in both Australia and the UK. He has written widely on schizophrenia and on youth mental health. His nonfiction work on the development of football in Victorian society, From Sheffield with Love, was published by SportsBooks in 2007. He is contracted to Assent Publishing for his six-book Celtic fantasy series, Sebastian and the Hibernauts. The first adventure, Beyond the Gloaming, was published in 2014, and the sequel, The Traitor’s Trap, in 2015. The third book in the series, The Dandelion Graveyard, is due to be published in 2017. Brendan is also a columnist for the online druid magazine, Aontacht. He lives with his wife, Katrina, and their children, Sebastian and Violette, in a sprawling property built for the composer, Dorian Le Gallienne. They share their garden with a mob of kangaroos, a wombat, two possums, any number of creepy crawlies, and some very feisty kookaburras.Visit the series website: http://www.hibernauts.com
Here are the CGI teaser trailers for Beyond The Gloaming and The Traitor’s Trap, both lovingly crafted by celebrated Berlin filmmaker, Kaleb Lechowski.
I am deeply indebted to Kaleb, he really is a staggering talent – his must-see CGI short R’ha is currently in preproduction as a full-length Hollywood film. I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sam Redfern, the wonderful Welsh composer who provided the thrilling score, by turns plangent and euphoric. For more information on Kaleb, please visit Facebook (facebook.com/rha.movie), Vimeo (vimeo.com/57148705), or Tumblr (kaleblechowski.tumblr.com). For more information on Sam, please visit soundcloud.com/samredfern.
Brendan Murphy is proud to be an Author Ambassador for Library For All, the New York based non-profit organisation committed to providing digital books to the developing world. Library For All’s vision is to unlock knowledge to the 250 million children worldwide still not learning basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Bringing together high-quality resources from major publishers and open educational resource providers, the cloud-based Library is device agnostic and can be accessed though low-cost tablets and mobile phones. For further information on Library For All please visit www.libraryforall.org.