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.

Published in Kindle eBooks and paperbacks at

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






105 responses to “About the Author

  1. Mags

    February 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Hugs


  2. Luanne

    March 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I hope you’re feeling well . . . .


  3. Avril

    March 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for supporting our blog! I’m enjoying your work as well. Keep up the beautiful work.


  4. Rellick

    April 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    The stories you must have. I look forward to reading your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Retirement Lifestyle / Nomadic Adventurer

    April 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Elizabeth, you have a wonderfully intrquing background, designed for poetry. I will follow your continuing journey into poetry and art. Thank you for following me.


  6. calensariel

    April 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    “She writes of many life experiences in poetry format; questioning everything from Mother Nature to God…the poetry is raw and may not be understood by all. Yet, it comes from deep within and reads of truth within her soul.” Oh you had me at this sentence, girl! I will be following you. And thanks for your follow!


  7. Bob Mills

    April 22, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Elizabeth
    Wow I was really drawn in to reading your blog; and as a person you sound truly fascinating. Just wanted to give a big thank you for kindly visiting and now following my blog. Very much appreciated my friend.
    Look forward to returning again soon
    Take care


  8. Bob Mills

    April 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I think that I might have just found myself a mentor!
    Keep in touch Ann

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Susan Rowland

    April 23, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Elizabeth Ann, thank you for following my blog. I am following back, with pleasure. Your stories and poems are delightful and real. Looking forward to reading more.


  10. bowmanauthor

    April 26, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Elizabeth Ann, thank you kindly for visiting my blog. I’m so pleased because it brought me to your incredible blog. I am honored and humbled to follow your wit and in-depth writing.


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      April 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment, your site is outstanding, I will enjoy following.

      Liked by 1 person

      • bowmanauthor

        April 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm

        Thank you, Elizabeth Ann. I bet we have many old war stories we could share about the writing game. The media may have changed for the young, but the basics are still the same. Computers may help us share our emotions, but a computer will never write heartfelt poem.


      • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

        April 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        I feel the same way, I have been ask if I use a poetry program; my answer is always the same; yes, my heart and soul. Thank you so much. ann

        Liked by 1 person

  11. purpldragon

    May 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I’m just letting you know I nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award.



    May 20, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for following my blog. What an interesting life you describe here.


  13. olganm

    May 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. You have an amazing story.


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      May 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you for returning a comment…I am a student of “Life”; my joy comes from the knowledge provided for us in cyber space. I enjoy following many different types of site along with poetry, art and all forms of writing. Have a great day. eajm


  14. 365dniwobiektywielg

    June 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I see that a lot of heart put in your blog
    Greetings to you from Luke with Polish


  15. kauaiartist

    June 6, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Thank you for liking my poetry on my blog: Wordmusic. I appreciate it so much.

    Brent Kincaid


  16. Yoshiko

    June 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it 🙂


  17. Tienny The Storyteller

    July 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you to follow Moral Value Story website in its budding phase. May I know what do you expect to benefit from this blog?


  18. TJS

    July 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    You have been nominated for the Liebster Award. You are under no obligation to reply and/or participate. If interested, check out the link below:


  19. sagarika

    July 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you for visiting My Blog hope You could read which found intriguing. Appreciate your time.Sagarika


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you for returning with a comment; I believe it is important to support each other in all ways; reading, voting and reblogging. eajm

      Liked by 1 person

      • sagarika

        July 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

        Supporting each other’s work makes a lot of Difference.


  20. homeflair

    July 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    The words ‘A life well lived’ come to mind on reading your ‘About’. Loved your story and thank you so much for visiting Homeflair:)


  21. jamoroki

    July 16, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Hi. Do I call you Elzabeth Ann, Elizabeth or just Liz. Whichever it is I am pleased that you found Jamoroki and are now a follower. I’d love to know what attracted you and hope to see you sniffing around my posts. Keep well. James


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 16, 2015 at 6:11 am

      James, my friends call me Ann… There is not much about your site that I do not enjoy, love to ride the waves of interest through. I will try to return often and view both new and older post that I have missed. Thank you so much for the comment. Have a great day. Ann


  22. Charlie Bury

    July 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for following my blog! I look forward to reading your prose! A very confessional about page indeed 🙂


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you, I find life a much better read than fiction. However, my work is all create from fact, life, experience. thanks for you comment. Ann


  23. Vikas Chandra

    July 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    It’s a pleasure to know you Mam


  24. grannyscolorful

    July 21, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Ann, I re-blogged your tribute to your daughter. It touched my Heart in a big way. Love, Gloria

    Liked by 1 person

    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Gloria, how sweet of you… I turned the comments off for this post; I did this once before and had dozens of questions “What/How/”, curious people I did not care to share details. Thank you for stopping by, it means a lot to me as every year you and I know these before and after days are not the best. Love to you, Ann

      Liked by 1 person

      • grannyscolorful

        July 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

        I saw it also, posted on my Facebook. I wanted to do this small thing to remember your daughter for you … I understand, don’t need to ask questions. Love, Gloria


      • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

        July 21, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        I knew you would but some people are rude at times. Have a great day I am on my way to a memorial dinner in Charlotte’s honor. lvu

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Kate Cowie Riley

    July 23, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Thank you for starting to follow my “Riley School of Integrated Somatic Bodywork” blog. I would like to direct you to the two blogs that I write on which I am active, since I stopped writing the RSISB blog when I retired. I hope you will enjoy reading: and

    I just started following your blog yesterday, and your poetry is wonderful!


  26. beverlydyer

    July 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Elizabeth Ann. Thank you for visiting the Art Prescription and clicking to follow along. My daily haiku and art bring me great joy. Cheers, Beverly Dyer


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Yes, all enjoyable and thank you for following me back; I love finding new artist, poets and what they have created. eajm


  27. quiall

    July 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you for following me Elizabeth.


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      When I created the new site, I could not replace all of the people that I enjoyed following; I ran across your site via someone else. Thank you for following me again. eajm

      Liked by 1 person

  28. meenas17

    July 27, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Your experiences could become a good story.
    Life teaches us. The stories you listened would be the food for your writing thoughts.
    Go ahead.
    Thanks for the follow of Meenas Poems.
    All the best.

    Liked by 1 person

    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      July 27, 2015 at 5:58 am

      Meenas17, they are I have five books of poetry at I always place the site address at the bottom of my post, each is filled with the creation of thoughts from my life. I have two books in the draft stages now. Thank you so much for stopping by please visit often your words give me encouragement to continue. Meenas are you a spirit guide in this time of our world? I had to ask that question as I have a feeling about your presence. Ann


      • meenas17

        July 27, 2015 at 9:17 am

        I would get your books and go through the poems.I love to write and I love writers.Great to have found you. Hope to interact with you often.Thanks .

        Liked by 1 person

      • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

        July 27, 2015 at 2:21 pm

        Have a great day.


  29. thoughtseeds

    July 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Hi, Elizabeth! I looked at some of your artwork today, and it is beautiful! I love your poetry, as well. Therefore, I have nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award. See the details here:
    Thank you for your beautiful work!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Stories and Poems

    August 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Thank you for the follow Elizabeth Ann. I love your poetry, especially Fear – so captures the way fear undermines your self belief.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. izza ifzaal

    August 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    sooo glad to have flowed you
    you write wondeerfully 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  32. tjparis

    August 15, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow on my blog. I was so interested to read your personal story. Best wishes from Western Australia! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  33. luckyjc007

    August 19, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Interesting read. 😃


  34. milliethom

    August 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hello, Elizabeth. It’s lovely to meet you and hope to learn a lot more about your work over the coming months. Your About page is very interesting and tells us so much about you and your life so far. I’m impressed that you are a writer as well as an artist, and look forward very much to reading your poems and viewing your artwork. Millie

    Liked by 1 person

  35. lynettedavis

    August 23, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thank you so much for following my blog. I love your About page. I’m looking forwarding to viewing and reading more of your blog.


  36. mrreaperofdead

    August 29, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Hello elizabeth ann, it’s me Gregory Thomas. 🙂 I just wanted to thank you for liking one of my posts, and following my blog. How are things going with you?

    Liked by 1 person

  37. veronicahaunanifitzhugh

    September 2, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your continued support of my writing! Thank you also for liking “At Church.” I wrote the piece as part of the Tupelo Press 30/30 poetry fundraiser. I hope you consider sponsoring the poem. Every little bit helps. For more information, check out And, as always…thank you for sharing my writing journey with me. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Meredith

    September 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Fascinating, intriguing, expressive. I don’t know how you appeared in my address bar, a gift from God? Magic? I’m just happy you did.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. poetlou

    January 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    our writings may be the only acknowledgement that we was once here
    and was blessed by the Lord to be able to write , to draw , and to record
    and pass this on to our children and all others that follow.


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      January 19, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      I agree, have you checked into publishing with and placing work on Kindle and Amazon. I have both ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon under ann Johnson-murphree. Have a great day. Elizabeth aka E


  40. poetlou

    January 19, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    I have three ebooks on ekindle amazon under my name but nothing has happened at all
    one is : stories of hope , poetic Christmas stories and ” the pact
    I have over 950 poems on ” ” also


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      January 20, 2016 at 4:15 am

      I will check it out, if the name is different than Louis Rams let me know. My direct email is
      Have a great day, I am excited to check out your work at Amazon and Poemhunter E


      • poetlou

        January 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm

        I hope you had the chance to check out for my poems and amazon ekindle for my three booklets.
        I also have three songs on utube under louis rams songs vol 1


      • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

        January 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

        Yes, still reading poemhunter; checked out Amazon and will get to utube later…great job. E


  41. poetlou

    January 23, 2016 at 5:21 am

    thank you and blessings to you and family


  42. seagullsea

    February 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you so much for hearing my song “happiness is an inside job” and liking it. I have read your latest poem and found it familiar to how i feel. Very happy to meet you even though you are not inside…

    Liked by 1 person


    March 16, 2016 at 12:18 am

    dear elizabeth ann johnson-murphree~
    I think we may be neighbors! I also live in South Eastern Wisconsin…I slowed myself down and read your ABOUT…what a rich background you have! I have read Faulkner, Harper Lee, and Fitzgerald. Have you read GO SET A WATCHMAN? I just finished it and am wondering if you think she wrote it or not? I think she did and a friend of mine says she didn’t. I love your writing—it is comforting and exhilarating all in one! Hope to hear from you!


  44. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    April 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks for tweeting my post

    Nice to meet you online – I’ve been fond of Wisconsin since I got my PhD from UW-Madison (a very long time ago).

    Liked by 1 person

  45. newranaweera

    January 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for following my little blog. Here, I am following you.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. DanicaPiche

    February 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Elizabeth Ann! I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, here is the link:
    I hope you’ll enjoy it! If you’re unable to participate please accept this gesture of my appreciation. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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