Kevin Murphy studied English Literature at university and for many years taught English, partly in secondary schools and mainly in sixth form colleges, ending his career as a Senior Tutor at Loreto College, Manchester, before following the call to the Catholic priesthood in 2015. For more than twenty years he also taught Creative Writing for Adult Education classes in F.E. colleges and a university. He has written poetry, songs, two musical plays and a variety of non-fiction pieces.