Colette Marie Murphy is a writer, performer, educator, and creative consultant. Colette’s passion, as she jokingly describes, is for “words and stuff.”
Whether she is writing a novel, a play, a blog post, a poem, an essay, or any other form, Colette approaches each work with a focus on character development and a keen ear for dialogue. When crafting works for brands, academics, and/or businesses, Colette focuses on words that are approachable and memorable.
Colette has performed in various local theaters and with multiple improv troupes since she was eight years old. As a performer, she gravitates towards comedy, from improvisation/sketch to Shakespeare, though she has been known to let her serious side show onstage…sometimes. Mostly she just likes playing with different voices and accents, and letting the audience just breathe and enjoy the escape that live (or taped/Zoom) theater can provide. She is currently on the Board of Directors of two local theatre companies: Shakespeare in the Vines and Vagabond Theatre Group of Menifee.
Colette earned a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from San Diego State University. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Literature and Writing Studies from California State University, San Marcos. Her thesis is titled True Love’s Bite: The Twilight Saga as Fairy Tale and Media Virus. She has worked in both on-campus and virtual academic writing centers as a tutor/consultant, as well as taught post-secondary courses in public speaking, composition, research, popular culture, and similar related subjects.