Patti Murphy is a national award-winning writer who lives in Boise, Idaho and owns Murphy Media Services, a freelance writing and public relations consulting firm. She is author of Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms, a book of Idaho “momisms” published in 2011, and Mother Knows Better – Sense and Nonsense from American Moms, a national book of momisms published in 2013.
Murphy’s writing appears in the New York Times, Sun Valley Magazine, Sun Valley Home & Design, Oregon Coast Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, High Desert Journal, Boise Weekly, Idaho Statesman, and other magazines and newspapers. Her writing awards include: Top 50 Idaho Authors – 2011 Idaho Book Extravaganza; Top 50 Magazine Articles -79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition; First Place Award – Idaho Press Club, 2005, 2009, 2010; Excellence Award – Capital City Communicators 2010; Merit Award – Capital City Communicators 2010. She also was nominated for the Boise Weekly’s Top Living Idaho Writer Award, 2012.
In addition to running her own company, Murphy blogs here at MurphyWrites.com where she muses about writing and publishing, success and failure, change and challenges, relationships and other topics that she hopes inspires her readers.
She is on the Idaho Press Club Board of Directors and is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild.