Kathy L. Murphy is the founder of the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys book club reading Nation, a largest "meeting and discussion" book club in the world. Murphy is author of the Pulpwood Queen's Tiara wearing book sharing Guide to Life and its sequel the Pulpwood Queen goes back to School. Dream Works optioned her first book to film to be called the Pulpwood Queen. She was host of the online Talk Show featuring her authors, the Beauty and the book Show, sponsored by Random House publishing. Filmmaker William Torgerson did a documentary of her annual Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend Book Club Convention For the Love of Books that won the audience Choice Award at the Phenom International Film Festival in Shreveport/Bossier City Louisiana. She is the two-time winner of the Lucille Michelle Pannell award, given to a Bookseller for outstanding childhood programming. She's been featured along with her book club on Oprah's Oxygen Network the Oprah Winfrey Show, and kicked off of the Read This book club on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson has been featured in the Newsweek, time, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. In December 2017 Kathy L Murphy graduated from the University of Texas and Tyler to receive her BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in art history.
Blue Bicycle will also be playing. "Suzanne and Susie met singing Harmony in a Moonbeam, Daydream, sailboat, siren Melody and they've been singing together ever since."
Also Joining Kathy L. Murphy is Beverly Marshall!
“Back Home: A Vietnam War Veterans Wife’s Short Memoir About a Long War.”
A military wife for twenty-two years, Bev Marshall, a Vietnam veteran’s wife writes a deeply personal story of her struggles during the chaotic years of the war. As we travel with her through the turbulent years, of body counts and protests, the story expands to include other young wives and their stories. Back Home is a panoramic view of those women who served back home, some of them with astonishing resilience, others who fail to endure the hardships of separations. Marshall allows the readers an intimate glimpse into the fluctuating relationship of her marriage as she navigates the ebb and flow of her husband’s military career. Through numerous uprooting’s, disappointments, and emotional upheavals, the memoir nears conclusion when Marshall’s husband is assigned to an isolated base on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here she writes of her neighbors whose damaged lives devolve into unexpected behaviors. There’s humor along the way but, as the war ends, there’s one more battle to fight. Finally, Back Home is a paean to the thousands of military wives both past and present whose sacrifices and service to our country is invaluable.