Sheila E. Murphy has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. Her book Reporting Live from You Know Where won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland). In 2018, Broken Sleep Books released As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory. Luna Bisonte Prods released Underscore in that same year, featuring a collaborative visual book by K.S. Ernst and Sheila E. Murphy. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). She earns her living as a professor, organizational consultant, speaker, and researcher and holds a PhD. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.