Rex Owens is a Wisconsin writer and author of Murphy’s Troubles, a historical suspense novel set in Ireland during the times of the “troubles” which is the name given to the battle to reunify Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. I met Rex at the Writers’ Institute conference a few years ago and have followed his publishing journey as he worked to give birth to his novel.
Rex, tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I began attending the UW-Madison Writer’s Institute in 1997 and was inspired by the keynote speaker Robert Moss. In 1998 I began a critique class with Dr. Laurel Yourke who teaches writing craft by specific weekly assignments. After several years Dr. Yourke suggested I had enough material to think about a novel and... Continue Reading