Derville Murphy is a writer, artist, art historian, and architect. She has been writing novels full time for the last two years. She has also published several non-fiction articles in various journals such as the Irish Arts Review and Architecture Ireland. Before taking up creative writing, she worked for many years in Dublin as an art consultant. In 2015 she completed a Ph.D. in Art and Architecture. Murphy is also a prolific painter and her artworks are in a number of public and private art collections.