Maxine Murphy is at heart a homebody but has a wild gypsy streak. She spent her childhood roaming a vast majority of Western and Central United States. During all these travels, she saw many things that touched her deeply. No matter how much she enjoyed these adventures, she loved being able to make a cozy little nest and curling up with a book. She never wrote for other people and still doesn’t to this day. Maxine tells the truth, no matter how tarnished it may be. She uses her writing to deal with all the dark emotions that the world presses in on her.