iABOUT THE AUTHOR, RAY MURRAY:
My BTFF all started with Oliva, who identified that she had a personal tooth fairy based off a tradition done in her home with her father, Ray Murray. This sparked an idea for Ray to take this one step further by developing a story and companion, so every child can have their personal tooth fairy.
Today when not writing children’s books, you can find Ray at The WorkShop - Content Studios, as Director of Development. Before joining The WorkShop, Ray Murray was one of the founders of Philadelphia-based Banyan Productions. In addition to serving as President, Ray oversaw the company’s Program Development Division, coordinating the creation and development of Banyan’s most notable programs, including “Trading Spaces,” “Wedding Story,” “Deliver Me,” and many more.
From 1979-1992, Ray was the host of “Evening Magazine,” the highly acclaimed nightly magazine show on KYW-TV in Philadelphia. In addition to hosting the show and interviewing some of the nation’s leading newsmakers and personalities, Ray served as one of the show’s writers and field producers, winning three prestigious Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and more than a dozen nomination in the process.
Prior to “Evening Magazine,” Ray was the host of “PM Magazine” at KTVN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Reno, Nevada, where he also served as the station’s nightly news anchor from 1976 to 1978. Ray began his broadcast career in 1972 as a reporter at KORJ-FM in Orange, California and eventually held News Director positions at radio stations in both Norther and Southern California.
Ray is a native of Orange County, California, attended the University of California, Fullerton and currently resides in Swedesboro, NJ with his wife Terri and their daughter, Olivia.