Press & Reviews

"Murray grapples with dark language in a chilling manner, in fact; his method conjures an effect that broods over pain and curdles with threat."

- Dr. Michael A. Arnzen,

Four-Time Bram Stoker Award-winning Author

public readings

interviews

  • A NIGHT OF HAUNTED READINGS

Ronald J. Murray joins the talents of the Horror Writers Assocation's Pittsburgh Chapter for a night of terrifying readings via livestream on October 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST.

  • HAUNTED BOOKS, WICKED WORDS

Ronald J. Murray joined the talents of Gwendolyn Kiste and Nelson W. Pyles for a night of readings at the Monongahela Area Library in Monongahela, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST.

  • WHEN THE CORPSE FLOWER BLOOMS:

An Interview with Ronald J. Murray

Ronald J. Murray talks Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower, its inspiration and creation process, and more about the collection with award-winning editor, author, and poet Stephanie M. Wytovich.

Read HERE.

  • CROWS AND CORPSE FLOWERS:

An Interview with Ronald J. Murray

Ronald J. Murray talks Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower, his writing process for poetry, how living in Pittsburgh, the zombie capital of the world, affects his creative process, and more with award-winning author Gwendolyn Kiste.

Read HERE.

  • FICTION FRAGMENTS: Ronald J. Murray

An Interview with Ronald J. Murray

Ronald J. Murray talks writing projects and erotic horror with award-winning author Michelle R. Lane on her blog, Girl Meets Monster.

Read HERE.

Other

  • STEEL CITY HORROR PANEL AT STOKERCON

Ronald J. Murray joins the talents of the Horror Writers Association's Pittsbugh Chapter for the Steel City Horror panel at the 2021 virtual StokerCon to discuss the relationship between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and horror in media.

  • DIGITAL MEET & GREET ON GINGER NUTS OF HORROR NEWSLETTER

Ronald J. Murray talks about how he came to be introduced to horror, why he loves the genre, his favorite horror media, and projects both available and upcoming. Appearance in newsletter forthcoming. Subscribe to Ginger Nuts of Horror Newsletter Here.

"A gritty, beautiful, and haunting collection of poetry. The title really does reflect the mood of these pieces -- within each poem, I heard those cries, saw that darkness, and could feel the tendrils of a dark bloom wrapping around my heart. Murray has created a strong collection that clearly shows he takes poetry seriously -- no word is wasted; instead, we get clever imagery, intelligent word choices, and imagery that truly tells a story throughout each verse. Dark, lyrical, and a wonderful, new voice in poetry -- I look forward to what Murray writes next!"

Sara Tantlinger,

Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil's Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes, To Be Devoured, and Love for Slaughter.

"I've seen many prose attempts to capture a specific atmosphere of beautiful decay, but I think it's best found here. I wanted the poems to grow longer and reach for me, but that might be my own indulgence speaking. Every passage calls to someplace distant and dying, worlds we've both never visited and always known, and they answer in death songs."

Hailey Piper,

Author of The Worm and His Kings, Queen of Teeth, and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow.

"Throw in a bit of Poe, Lovecraft, and Emily Dickinson and that will give you a taste of how this collection of poetry from Ronald J. Murray flows. I even see a nod to Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow and Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun in the stellar collection. Join him in this ride through the human, and not so human, psyche. You will be glad you went."

Rick Powell,

Author of My Soul Stained, My Seed Sour, Teacher, and More Regrets Than Glories.