Michael Murphy
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"Reposted my February blog to Vietnam vets."
May 27, 2013

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"Taking a break today on my Woodstock blog to post about my Woodstock novel, Goodbye Emily. Stop by and join the chat"
May 24, 2013

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"Special Mothers Day price reduction. Goodbye Emily just $1.99 on Kindle!"
May 12, 2013

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"An honor being interviewed today on L. Leander's Reviews and Interviews. Talking writing and Woodstock"
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"Interested in a chance to win a signed copy of Goodbye Emily? Just "Like" the Emily FB page to be eligible."
May 1, 2013

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"Blog hopping today with my fellow baby boomer authors. Check out great excerps from some terrific novels"
Mar 29, 2013

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"Blog hopping with my fellow Boomer Lit authors. Come check out some great excerpts."
Mar 22, 2013

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"Five steps to obtaining the rights to use song lyrics in your novel."
Mar 17, 2013

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Goodbye Emily Excerpt

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Goodbye Emily Excerpt

Find out why there's been so many five star reviews in the few weeks its been out. More
Mar 5, 2013

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"Check out the latest 5 star reviews for my Woodstock novel, Goodbye Emily."
Mar 3, 2013

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"Interested in good reads written about and for baby boomers? Hop over to the Boomer Lit Friday and click the links."
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Feb 27, 2013

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"Guest posted today on Nancy Jardine's great blog. Come join the discussion about writing for and about baby boomers."
Feb 27, 2013

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"I posted a special message to all Vietnam Vets on my blog. It's not Veterans Day or Memorial day, but it was time."
Feb 24, 2013

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"Love this review, the latest of my novel, Goodbye Emily."
Feb 20, 2013

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To Kill a Mockingbird
About Me:
I'm an Arizona writer. Goodbye Emily, my return to Woodstock novel, will be my eighth when it's published January 20, 2013 by Koehler Books an imprint of Morgan James Publishing. New to blogging. Until Emily comes out, I'm blogging all things Woodstock
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The latest book review of Goodbye Emily

Just had to share the latest book review from singer, songwriter and rock and roll historian, Barry Drake. Posted it on my blog


In addition to what Barry wrote, Woodstock icons Country Joe McDonald and Wavy Gravy said this about my novel:

“Michael I just finished reading your novel and found it a fantastic read and wonderful story! It would make a terrific movie. Thanks for letting me see it. cheers,…


Posted on October 5, 2012 at 2:48pm

My Woodstock blog

Updated my Woodstock blog with a post about Canned Heat's great performance.



Posted on September 17, 2012 at 1:06pm

Book publicity

Many authors focus on social media to the exclusion of traditional media when promoting their books. I've incorporated both in my overall book promotion and marketing. With seven novels published and an eighth coming out in January, I've accumulated some knowledge about working with the media that's worked for me. I've been interviewed by several daily newspapers across the country as well as appeared on radio and television. 

I took a brief break from my blog to guest blog on Build…


Posted on August 3, 2012 at 3:54pm

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At 9:21pm on January 3, 2013,
Jay Siva
Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

My website is

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time.

kindest regards,
Jay Siva
At 5:59pm on November 26, 2012,
Macie Anita White Buice

Hi, My name is anita buice and I'm new to Book Blogs.  I would love to follow your work and if you'd send me a link to, I will.  My site is as in "I need a book."  I would LOVE for you to check it out and if you like it get ready to send me some books to review.  My address is anita buice, 202 Richards Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.  Then just look for the review on  If you could send multiple books I would use them for giveaways to promote your work and my site.  I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for the time and effort that it takes to make this happen. Blessings, anita of

At 1:09am on October 10, 2012,
Jessica Thompson

I am pretty new to this site as well and wanted to say hi.

I just self-published a Paranormal Romance/Suspence called Tormented.  I would love it if you want to check it out and/or just like/follow me here is my info.  Here is my fb site: And here are my blogs first is for my books the second is for book reviews that I do in my spare time. and

Let me know your info and I'll follow you back as well and if you are interested in reviewing Tormented let me know :)

Thank you, Jessica

At 9:51am on September 11, 2012,

Hey there..!

Thanks for the follow..!

Followed you back..! :)

At 9:27pm on September 8, 2012,
Cynthia White


Book Blogs is a great resource to develop your blogging network.

My blog is, I would love for you to take a peek and consider following. Please feel free to leave a comment if you visit.  If you do decide to follow let me know, so I can follow you as well. Please include a link to your blog.  Good Luck with your blogging goals!


At 5:57am on September 3, 2012,

Hey there..! :)

I am new here..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

 I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @

P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

thanks <3

At 1:38pm on August 19, 2012,
Deidre D Havrelock

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs—if you are in the oftentimes horrific proposal / query letter process and are hunting for that elusive agent OR… if you have decided to go the ebook way…then join me at The Agent Challenge. After all, the proposal process isn’t just for agents. A proposal is your marketing strategy! Follow at…

Check out my creepy little memoir Saving Mary: The Possession

At 6:21am on August 7, 2012, Kate Evangelista said…

Hi, Michael!

Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My debut novel Taste has just been released by Crescent Moon Press last April 30, 2012. 

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

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I hope you enjoy your stay here! Lots of great people and interesting topics. If there's anything you might need, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my page.



At 3:07pm on August 4, 2012,
Danny Price II

Hey Welcome.  I am new too.  If I can help, let me know. 

At 1:51pm on August 4, 2012,
Dominika (disincentive) Gołąb

Hello and welcome to Book Blogs, amazing place with amazing people who helped me a lot with finding myself in the book bloggers world :) I hope you will enjoy this site!

Check my book blog anyway, and if you choose to follow it leave me a comment with your blog link and I'll follow you back.
Liking my facebook page would be amazing too!  ;)
Tell me if you have any questions I could answer!

My reply and follow back may be little late, but I will do it :) 

Have a nice day!

Blog (book blog) and Diary-blog (just for fun, random stuff.)





PS: I’m looking for authors or bloggers to sponsor my blog for advertises or anything else – I usually do it for free, but… Just read this post.


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