About the Founder…

The WriteStuff Writers Conferences & Workshops

J. Andy Murphy, Founder and Executive Director

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. And, has written, directed and produced 2 documentaries: A Sign of the Cross and A Starry, Starry Night!

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 writer for Geist, Fishers and Carmel 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 served for 12 years as 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, 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! airing on PBS and CBN television networks.

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.

She conducts the WriteStuff Writers Workshops with the purpose of helping other writers find their own path into the world of publishing and film.  These Workshops & Conferences have been conducted at multiple national sites over the last 12 years with successful authors, screenwriters, editors, publishers, musicians, contributing categories related to all the arts, and intellectual property rights attorneys in attendance as presenters and panelists.

She works within the philosophy of “If you have been successful” in the many arts genres she supports, help me by presenting your own personal and up close story to a waiting audience with the same dreams!

On September 18, 2018, she will start another workshop in Fishers, Indiana for writers across all genres of publishing and screenwriting. The workshop is limited in size to allow for personal consultation and to help establish a networking support group for those in attendance.

Course will start on September 18th and run for 6 Monday’s starting at 6:30p.m.  See the course schedule and topics covered in Workshop Menu.  Cost: $60.00 for full 6 week course schedule or $20.00 per individual topic. Registration opens on Friday, September 1, 2018.  Email to reserve your seat at the table: www.andymurphy@sbcglobal.net or call at: (317) 432-9804.

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