About the Author
Neal Murphy resides in his birthplace, San Augustine, Texas, with his wife, Clara. He has two children, Kay Fatheree, a pastor's wife, of Wyoming, and Doug Murphy, a police officer in North Carolina, and has five grandchildren. Neal earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Master's Degree in Insurance for the Insurance Institute of America. He also attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he studied religion courses. He is a Deacon in a Baptist Church, and has taught Sunday school classes, and directed church choirs for many years. He began his writing in 2005, and many of his short stories about his life growing up in a small town have been published in Reminisce Magazine, Good Old Days Magazine, and Town Square Magazine. He had a story included in Memories of Mother, a book published by Xulon Press. Another story was published in a book Dear Old Golden School Days published by the DRG Publishing Group. He has published a book, From the Heart of a Country Preacher, by Xulon Press in 2006. His second book entitled Those Were the Days was published by Xlibris, Inc. in 2007.