Anna P. Murray, Founder and CEO of emedia, is a nationally recognized technology consultant, and serves as a trusted Technology Sherpa to her clients. She is also a debut novelist, author of Greedy Heart, which features a tech-savvy heroine (Tule, April 2020) and was named one of the 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020.
Anna’s sprawling Irish Catholic family has roots in New York City going back four generations. Her industrialist great grandfather, Thomas E. Murray, Sr., co-founded Consolidated Edison, was second only to Edison the number of patents attributed to him, and is credited with creating the mass distribution of electricity in New York City. Murray descends from this lace-curtain heritage and also from a working-class mother who rose to international fame as a fashion model.
Anna serves on Women’s Leadership Council, an exclusive membership of women recognized leaders in their fields; and in She Leads Tech, a program dedicated to increasing the representation of women in technology leadership roles. She lives in New York with her husband and business partner, Christos Moschovitis, and her whippet, Orpheus. Her horse, Hershey, resides separately in Connecticut.
Do you have a story you’re dying to tell, but you’re not sure what to include and whether it’s a memoir, non-fiction, or novel?
With a super-model mother and a great grandfather credited with creating the mass distribution of electricity in New York City, as well as being a technology consultant with a background as a teacher and journalist, Anna P. Murray had a lot to draw upon as she wrote Greedy Heart (Tule, April 2020), named one of the 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020.
Join Anna as she discusses how she decided which story to tell and what to include from her real life—and real-life events—to create a compelling work of fiction.
Murray masterfully interweaves Delia’s story with the historic disasters of the 2008 recession, Greece’s subsequent meltdown, and Hurricane Sandy, resulting in a novel resonant with veracity, humor, grace, and hope.
—Cloette Sartor, Author of “Once Removed,” 2019 Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction
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