About Us

The WriteStuff Writers presents…Across the Arts!

J. Andy Murphy, Founder and Executive Director

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Jeannine “Andy” Murphy has more than 20 years experience working in the world of corporate communications and is the author of four books across the genres of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and a writer’s guide book.

Murphy is the founder and executive director of the nationally recognized WriteStuff Writer’s Conferences and Events and is the Founder of the WriteStuff Getaway Trips. She is very involved in the writing community serving as a contributing features editor for AtGeist, atFishers and AtCarmel community magazines. She was inducted into the Library of Congress StoryCorps Alumni (June, 2012) after PBS recorded her story documenting her lifelong habit of letter writing and the notable responses she has received.

Always active in the community, Murphy is the Moderator for Carmel’s annual, Guilded Leaf Book & Author Luncheon, which serves as a fundraiser for the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation.
Murphy is involved with national Heartland Film Festival serving as a TMPFilm Juror. Always writing, Murphy is currently working on a personal memoir; co-authoring a humorous mystery novel, and developing a new romance novel adventure based on a true story. She just finished writing and directing her first two documentaries:  A Sign of the Cross and One Starry, Starry Night!

Included in her other writing and publishing experience, Murphy is the Founder of The WriteStuff Literary Agency, representing clients including: Randy Tobias (Let’s Put the Moose on the Table/Indiana University Press), Mike Ahern and Reid Duffy (Festerwood at Five/Guild Press), Dick Wolfsie (Mornings with Barney/Guild Press), Deborah Paul (From Here to Maturity/Guild Press/Emmis Publishing), Wendell Fowler (The Age of Asparagus/Guild Press), Larry Gilbert (City of Thieves/AuthorSolutions), Matthew Tully (Searching for Hope/Indiana University Press). Newly signed clients would include: International artist, Laura LaForge and Filmmaker and writer, Dan Hall (Where’s Rolley/children’s genre), Laura Smith (Maddox Doom and The Madd, Madd Underworld, a Dark & Dorky Blog Book), and Ann Cinnamon (Running Naked in Tehran/memoir) among others.

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MEET Debby Knox, CBS4-TV news anchor and Emmy Award-Winner! Debby is an associate producer and narrator of the history driven, never told before story, A Sign of the Cross. Knox has contributed more than 35 years of service in the broadcast world and leads by example setting the stage as one of the most admired news anchors in the business.  Debby is an avid traveler and fitness coach who inspires everyone who meets her.  Generous with her community spirit, Knox has donated her time and wonderful sense of humor to serve at The WriteStuff Writers Conferences and Events as Host and Moderator! Her interviewing skills are crowd pleasers and so appreciated and admired by the national celebrities she shares conversations with in the “Writers Room” at the WriteStuff “All Across the Arts Conferences.”  One day, she hopes to have time to write her own books and films…

 

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Kelly Vaughn is a well-known radio and TV personality with a weekly show, Inside Indy on WHMB-TV Channel 40. She is the host and producer of this fun and educational community television show. Her familiar voice is recognized by her many years spent in radio as a former host personality on WTPI, WTLC and B-105.7. She is also involved in many social charities and events and is working as producer in the field of film. WriteStuff is proud to have her onboard as we present conferences in the creative areas of publishing, film and broadcast.

 

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