Murray C. Fincher, a retired business executive, has been writing for publication since the ninth grade. In that year, using an Underwood typewriter and carbon paper, he started THE OAK STREET NEWS, selling copies for five cents each to neighbors on his residential street.
In college he was a "stringer" covering sports events for a metropolitan daily. After graduation, he entered the business world in Atlanta, Georgia and subsequently moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where, in addition to his business career, he was active in various public service areas. He was president of the New Orleans area Chamber of Commerce ad general campaign chairman for the United Way. In the field of education, he was a regent of Loyola University, a trustee of Centenary College and the Souther Association of College and Schools.
He has written for business publications and has underway an additional novel and two short stories.
Murray Fincher was married to the late Jean Oliver Fincher, whose inspiration he credits for giving impetus to his writings. They have three children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He lives in Mandeville, Louisiana, on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.