June 7th marks both a happy and tragic date for Murray Dunlap. On June 7, 2015 his new collection of fiction and non-fiction short stories, Fires and Other Stories, was published by The Ardent Writer Press. However, on June 7, 2008 it marked something drastically different because on this date, Murray Dunlap was t-boned by a careless driver, destroying Murray’s vehicle and almost taking his life. As it was, it still took his marriage.
From the back cover of Fires:
“Famed psychotherapist Carl Jung said “In all chaos there is cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” We seek stability but life gives us surprises. Murray Dunlap’s was a car wreck in 2008 that put him in a coma for three months. Then he lived out of a wheelchair for six and a walker for six more. The traumatic brain injury made a mockery of his memory but the challenge of starting over was made manageable by his writing and the strength of friends.
Fires and Other Stories is Dunlap’s collection of stories, both fiction and non-fiction, about life’s unexpected turns. And it is Dunlap’s uncanny sense of connection that brings those twists into focus and show that disorder’s gifts, the discovery of that secret “cosmos,” can turn despair into happiness.”
The collection is on sale in numerous online retail stores such as Amazon, Books A Million and Barnes and Noble. Available in both paperback as well as eBook, the Amazon and Facebook links to the book are below: