Current Events:


It is hard to believe that another semester is starting, but here we go.  I am trying hard to feel optimistic about 2018.

Please check out the Fiction page, as I added the complete reading of “The Frog and the Transgender Prince."

Please visit my Works page for a list and description of all my past appearences and publications.




Kathleen Murphey teaches composition and literature courses in the English Department at Community College of Philadelphia.  She has a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has presented conference papers on the masculinization of female sexuality in popular culture.  Examples include “The Porning of High Medieval Fantasy:  George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series” and “Fifty Shades of Creep:  Yet Another Masculinization of Female Sexuality.”  Recently, she has started creating fiction (poetry and fiction) trying to give voice to more empowered visions of female and of diverse sexualities.  Some of her poems have been published through The Voices Project and Writing in a Woman's Voice.  She has two collections of alternative fairy tales, Other Tales and Other Tales II.  “Ruby and Romulus” is a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story and was published in Zimbell House’s The Fairy Tale Whisperer.  She is married and has three lovely daughters who are becoming young women right before her eyes.




About Kathleen

Kathleen is an Associate Professor at Community College of Philadelphia, an author, a mother to three beautiful girls, and a wife for over 22 years.