After retiring from a career spanning 60 years, J.R. Murphy retired in 2005 from electrical engineering positions in commercial broadcasting, satellite and telecommunications.
He lives in Morgantown, WV with his wife Freeda, and spends time reading, writing, and bicycling.
His first book,The Oblong Dots, was published in 2010, and The Zero Mass Machine followed in 2011.
His third book, The Farnsworth Murders, departs from the technical genre and mixes a noir style with a contemporary setting. Detective Alexander Moses searches for the murderer of a rich widow's dogs.
In 2016, The Mysterious Camera once again involves Alexander Moses as he searches for an old camera, and the person or persons who took it from a wealthy CEO.