A SUCCESSFUL entertainer has turned his hand to writing children’s books!
Asa Murphy, 49, from Maghull, has performed all over the world singing big band swing music and his own self-penned songs.
The father of two has released his debut book, The Monkey With No Bum, which is a story about self-belief.
Asa said: “I have fulfilled many of my dreams as a performer selling out London's Ronnie Scotts, topping the bill at the famous Liverpool Empire, and cruising and singing on the most beautiful liners in the world. I also have a very popular BBC Radio show and have been on the airwaves for 10 years.
“In 2019, I turned my talents to writing stage musicals and so far I have had three shows, Buddy Holly Lives, Mack The Knife and Irish Annies.
“Now I am writing my first of a series of children’s books, all from my imagination, with stories to help children learn important values in life. I have started with The Monkey With No Bum - watch out for much more to come!
“The Monkey with no Bum began as a story I told to my nephew, Brad, 18 years ago, then continued to tell to my own children, Shea and Poppy. I wanted them to be aware that in my eyes, they were perfect in every way. The story developed into an idea that I felt all children should hear, so I sat down and wrote the story with the dream of it being turned into a children’s illustrated book.
“A donation will be made from each book sold to the children’s charity Liverpool Heartbeat and in 2021 it will debut at theatres as a children’s musical staring Lindsie Germain!”
To buy the book or to find out more, go to https://www.asamurphyauthor.co.uk/about