Guerrero-Murphy has a significant history of publishing while teaching creative writing from preschool through graduate levels in southern California. Her first book, Table Walkling at Nighthawk (Ghost Road Press, 2007) was nominated for a Pushcart and earned a Willa Award. Chained Dog Dreams is her second full length book. She is semi-retired, writing and teaching in the Adams State Prison College Program, bringing to students her belief in the restorative power of literature. This fall, 6 poems from her third manuscript, bright Path, Dark River, are featured in The Missouri Review.
Journal publications among many others include Southwestern Literary Review, Pilgrimage, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner,American Poetry Review; and many others. Anthologies include Pilgrimage: Thirty years; and Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones. Many of her poems are set in Huerfzno and Sab Luis valleys of Colorado and in Alaska where she spent her childhood. She is professor emerita from Adams State University. She has a doctorate from D3nver University's program isn English/Creative Writing.