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By Staff
Oct. 29, 2003
Ever felt lost and confused? Dorothy Murphy explores that feeling of emptiness in her book, "Rayne's Forest."
In the book, Bill Rayne has to rebuild his life one day at a time, one memory at a time, after suffering memory loss from an encounter with a land mine while in Vietnam. He relates his loss of memory to "being lost in a forest and not even knowing what a tree is."
He stumbles over obstacles and keeps going, searching, reaching and refusing to accept his life of emptiness. His trials, tribulations and successes and those of the woman he loves are what make this story.
Murphy is currently working on "Secrets of the Blood," a fictional story of a Southern girl sent north to live. She eventually finds out she has African American blood and returns home to uncover family secrets.
While working at Peavey Electronics, Murphy began studying electronics at Meridian Community College. She soon decided writing was what she wanted to do and spent several years in night classes learning her craft.
She is the author of a poetry book and has 30 published credits in small magazines.
Book: "Rayne's Forest"
Book signing: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
Publisher: Xlibris
How to order: Available at Medicap Pharmacy,, and
Cost: $18.69
If you're a local author and would like your book featured in this column, send book and background information to Penny Randall, The Meridian Star, P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39302; call (601) 693-1551 or e-mail