The Writers' Connection - E. C. Murray, Publisher          Wendy Hinman, Editor

     E. C. Murray, founder and publisher of The Writers Connection, is the author of a KIRKUS BEST BOOK of 2014, A Long Way from Paristhe story of her personal transformation while herding goats in the mountains of southern France.  www.ecmurray.comA writing teacher and tutor at Tacoma Community College and Seattle Central College, she received a Pushcart nomination for "The Urban Goatherd," a snippet of A Long Way from Paris.
 Twitter: @writersconnect3

 “A rich, lucid debut…Murray writes with grace, complexity and humor…readers will weep…they will also laugh.” Kirkus Reviews 

“Rich with history, Murray’s literary and [amusing] philosophical reflections give the memoir substance” Publishers Weekly

“Murray writes with humor and courage…as adventurous as “Eat, Pray Love”… with a little of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” thrown in. Yakima Herald

“Flecked with humor and bittersweet candor, this account captures the essence of coming of age.” Bellingham Herald and Kitsap Sun

 “Murray is both a sharp observer of the local color and a cart- 
ographer of her own internal geography, making A Long Way from Paris as richly textured as fromage de chèvre.” Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award and 2014 Washington State Book Award
     She's also written Life Kind of Sucks, a tiny(TINY)  book beautifully illustrated by Germaine Austin, which brims with helpful ideas for the "rough patches in life." Elizabeth holds a Masters in Social Work. 

    Elizabeth started The Writers' Connection in 2010 in order learn from accomplished writers as she trudged the road to mastering the craft of the writing-a goal which may never be reached. She teaches and edits works of fiction and non-fiction. You may contact her here. 

  Wendy Hinman, editor of The Writers' Connection, is the author of Tightwads on the Loose, about the 34,000-mile, seven-year adventure she took with her husband to 19 countries aboard a 31-foot boat. 

      Despite the tight quarters, she somehow managed to remain sane and innocent of plotting murder or divorce. She has published stories in a number of magazines, especially ones sailors like to read.  One of her stories, We're Going to Die, is featured in the anthology, We Came to Say. Another won a SOLAS award for best travel writing.  Visit her website at

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