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Maggie was born and raised in Hillsdale, Michigan, and graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in secondary education, English, and history. When not working on the farm, writing, or in the recording studio, she is an Adjunct Instructor at a local community college. Maggie and her husband live in Michigan with their three children.  

Murphy released her first CD, Reflections from the Journey, in December 2009. She describes the album as “a collection of memorable songs from my lifetime, spanning the decades, sung as a family on vacation, to ease a child to sleep, to say goodbye to a loved one, and even new found treasures for the road ahead.”

In May 2012, Maggie published the book, Sara Dippity, which was illustrated by her (then 5th grade) daughter, Mary Kate.  Sara Dippity is the story of a young girl who is saddened by the loss of a loved one.  She finds peace and healing through her encounters with a cardinal in her back yard.  

When she has time, Maggie enjoys blogging about the writing process, performing music, and the chaotic and wonderful adventures that come from raising a family.

***The red tape section***

I do occasionally make money from this blog.

1.  I offer links to purchase my CD and book.

2.  I am also an Amazon Affiliate Member.  This means that I provide links to items that I like and use.  If you click on them and decide to make a purchase, I earn 4-6% of the sale.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Andrew McKeown says:

    Nice site. I like the pictures. The words and music to livin’ on my luck is perfect. It has been playing guitar with you on the CD and for the last 5 or 10 years. My the time goes fast, doesn’t it? See ya later. -drew

  2. Darcy Hammerle says:

    Cousin Carol Murphy Atkinson told me today that we are cousins and I should give you a listen as my taste in music is basically a vast spectrum. Just to let you know, I am Irma Gustafson-Heese’s granddaughter. Hopefully, that gives you an idea of where I come from. I would like to add that I absolutely adore your music. Amazing.

  3. Brenagan Murphy says:

    hi Aunt Maggie and Mary-Kate this is a such a cool site i love all the pictures u drew MK and i love to here u sing i already have your CD now i need your book soooo excited to buy it!!!! hugs and kisses to the family love u guys:)

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