The author djv murphy had a long term professional career in the not-for-profit field and worked on both coasts of the United States. He is a first generation American and one of ten children of Canadian parents. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds an MBA from the University of Miami and attended the New School in New York City.

Following early retirement as President of The Seeing Eye, he began his second career in the creative arts field.  He was awarded an ADDY from the New York Advertising Association; honored for his historic building preservation; and opened and managed an art gallery which exhibited the artwork of more than 200 artists from around the world.  In 2008, he moved the operation of Gallery One Main to his farm and changed the name to Carpe Diem Art Gallery. 

His first screen play "Amber Room Treasures" won a number of film festival awards and is awaiting production.  He is a member of the Harvard Writers Group, past president of The Canadian Club of New York [now Canadian Association of New York], the Penn Club of New York, and is Director Emeritus of the Morris Animal Foundation. 

He is an avid outdoorsman and lives on a farm in rural New Jersey. His family includes four adult children and seven beautiful grandchildren.