JoAnn Murphey
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Who I am:
I've been an author for about 27 years now-first publishing in nonfiction and have now branched out into fiction. Due to my husband's cancer, I am currently under no contract with agents or publishers.

I just, in the past two months, I have self-published two novels; both suspense genre with one being espionage and the other southern fiction.

I tend to write three books at a time: 2 fiction and 1. I author suspense, science fiction, southern fiction, action/adventure and nonfiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
The social marketing is overwhelming to this old lady who now blogs at the Murphey Saga http:/ , about writing, Pastor Jo Says http:/ , a ministerial blog.
Tweets as jomurphey,
Facebooks as jomurphey/jlmurphey/joleemorriss (the last two are book dedicated pages),
LinkedIn @jlmurphey ,
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Articles in Purple Prose (writer's newsletter)
"Mommy, I Wish I Never Heard of Arfritis" Journal of childran and parents with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis-nonfiction
"Escape from Second Eden" espionage fiction based on actual events
"The Sacrificial Lamb" southern suspense
"Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption" horror
"Who Stole Baby Ruth" childrens series
"The Author Business:A practical guide for the self published author" nonfiction
"Are You a Survivalist or a Prepper?" Nonfiction
Contributor to various magazines and creator and editor of several newsletters.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Novels and nonfiction for publication. Self published all but the first title. Smaswords, amazon, createspace, diesel, kobo,barnes and noble
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
review novels and nonfiction on my blog
Services I offer to other writers:
I offer editing and critique services. General information in blog format on writing techniques.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
yes see above
My professional associations:
Southeastern Writer's Association
I found out about She Writes from:
Found you by a link in facebook for one of your authors

Author of The Sacrificial Lamb & Escape from Second Eden

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At 2:36pm on June 24, 2012, Delaine Zody said…

Sorry to read of your illness and difficulty in writing. Hope you feel better. Although new to this site, I am an old hand at networked communities. I noted on your profile that you have been on Compuserve for 20 years. I too started there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gave it up a few years ago when the cost got ridiculous compared to the benefits. Have met up with all my old forum friends on Facebook. Thought I would give SheWrites a try. Best wishes on your fight for good health.

At 11:49am on September 29, 2011, Cat von Hassel-Davies said…

Glad to meet you JoAnn! I'm also a member of SWA, and was just thinking about submitting an article to the Purple Prose. 

I hope to meet up one day.



At 6:12am on September 26, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Hello JoAnn! I want to thank you personally for joining my gorup Blooming Late!

I am SO happy that you have taken initiative and jumoed right in with participation already too! I want to thank you for introducing your self to the gorup and remind you if you havent dome so already to make sure to list you blog in OUR GROUPS BLOGS in the pages section to the left of the group main page as well as list your books in the OUR GROUPS BOOKS page so the group can find your blog and your books!

Congrats by the way on your books and your blog is really well done! I know you just changed the look of it for October but I really like the look of it since I am a paranormal writer!

Anyway! I am sure you have noticed already what a special group we have and we are here ready to support,encourage and inspire your writing.

I am very glad you are here and WELCOME to the group!

Samantha Stacia

At 6:51am on May 23, 2011, DeLani R. Bartlette said…

Hi JoAnn,

I don't approve the members anymore, but I'm sure you can. We're Southerners, we welcome everybody! Glad to hear from you!

At 4:33pm on May 4, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
JoAnn, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells and The Wednesday Sisters
At 11:32am on April 28, 2011, Denise Fisher said…
I love new friends, welcome!
At 10:58am on April 28, 2011, Julia Barry said…
Hi JoAnn,

So glad you are here, and welcome to She Writes!

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

Warm best,
Julia Barry
Social Community Manager @ She Writes


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