About the Author




Author Elizabeth Ann Johnson-Murphree

I am a freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction.  Born in Alabama to a Native American (Chickasaw) father and an emotionally absent mother, raised by my father, my Native American great-grandmother and an African-American woman whom were all grand storytellers.  My love of art and painting came through the teachings of my grammar school teacher Ms. Speaks, I now paint  when the well of words dry up while writing.

I have lived in Wisconsin for over fifty years, my parents and older sister have since passed away; although Alabama has many memories and I am far from my southern roots, I continue to write stories that reflect my memories.  I enjoy an active retirement, my children, grand and great grandchildren, oh yes…grand-dogs and my own four-legged companion Mason.   I  write and paint daily.

I have written books on family genealogy covering four families and many generations.





Echoing Images from the Soul – Poetry

Beyond the Voices – Poetry

Reflections of Poetry – Poetry

Honeysuckle Memories – Poetry

Sachets of Poetry “Adoration, Anger, Asylums and Aspirations” – Poetry

Rutted Roads – Poetry

Asterial Thoughts – 100 Word Short Stories

My Journey into Art – Personal Art

Flying with Broken Wings – Autobiography





140 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Loved your about Stmt! Such an interesting Soul! Always love to meet new Friends! Teachers are so important to our lives, more than we know. My Senior English teacher is the one that gave me the love of poetry. Loved your line “when the well of words dry up while writing.”

    Thanks so much for visiting and and following my site! I will look forward to following Your too!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth. I felt a need to comment somewhere on your blog and thank you for all your likes, especially for my poetry. I see you have published yours as POD paperbacks which I hadn’t considered because of so few pages. I am publishing 3 eBooks of my poems before Christmas and I may well do a POD paperback as well now. My first novel will be out in January so I have a busy time ahead. Thanks for the idea and, of course, your support.

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  3. Thanks you for noticing my blog, bowmanauthor.com, and my artwork which is still evolving with lessons from my mother, an incredible 92-year-old artist (oils). She knows I’m more of a writer/editor, ghost writer, poet, designer/formatter, and musician, but she takes pity on my feeble attempts at oil painting, and even Mom admits I’m making headway. Painting is my relaxation while “words” are my profession. I have 7 fiction books published and one nonfiction (poetry, motivational short writings, song lyrics, and creative visualization). I was so delighted by your blog. It seems we have much in common. I was never so busy and happy with my work as after I “supposedly” retired. I hope we can share some insights into the arts together. I hope to review one of your works soon. Blessings!

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