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Emily Murdoch

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Emily is a writer, a poet, and a lover of books. There's never a time she's without a book. Her novel, IF YOU FIND ME, released globally to high praise and critical acclaim through St. Martin's Griffin and Orion/Indigo UK.

IF YOU FIND ME, a Carnegie Medal 2014 longlister and a Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014 finalist, is also a YALSA BFYA selection of 2014, has earned starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and School Library Journal, was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice for June 2013, an Irish Times Editors’ Pick for 2013, an Editor’s Pick for UK’s The Bookseller 2013, a Booklist Youth Editors' Choice for 2013, and a Booklist Top Ten Pick of 2014.

IF YOU FIND ME has also been nominated and included in numerous state a
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Hi Jordan.

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Emily Murdoch Thank you, Vickie, for your kind words.

There may be a manuscript flying around somewhere, winks, and I'm presently revising two others.

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Thank you, Vickie, for your kind words.

There may be a manuscript flying around somewhere, winks, and I'm presently revising two others.

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That first time.

I was looking through old photographs and happened across this one — winter 2003, the first time I was acknowledged as a professional writer.

When I wrote and thanked them, they were so kind to me.

I was that eight-year-old writer sending little stories to Reader’s Digest and poems to Highlights magazine, the breath sucked out of me by my surprise bravery.

I had such big dreams, validated by my eleme

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As many continue to ask, yes, there is an epilogue. You can find it in the paperback and Kindle editions of the novel.

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“We make attachments to what's familiar. We find the beauty, even in the lack. That's human. We make the best of what we're given.”
Emily Murdoch, If You Find Me

“I answer her with my silence, understanding the full power of it for the first time. Words are weapons. Weapons are powerful. So are unsaid words. So are unused weapons.”
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“I take my hand back, like a leaf letting go. It hurts too much to hang on. So why does it hurt so much to let go?”
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Christine Hatfield Emily I was wondering if you can autograph your book called if you find me and send it in the mail for me please


Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis Ms. Murdoch,
PLEASE consider writing a sequel to If You Find Me! I must find out what happened to these characters. I find your own story very inspiring and am so glad that you shared it. You will touch many lives with your novel. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and I'm sure to others!
Tia


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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Karen Malena Hello Emily! thanks for accepting the friend request! Very nice to meet you!


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message 13: by Ashley

Ashley Whipple Thanks for the add!! :) I absolutely loved your book!! I can't wait to share it with my friends.


message 12: by Emily

Emily My pleasure, Dark! : )


message 11: by Emily

Emily Faye (The Social Potato) wrote: "I hope you're releasing a new book soon, because I really want to read more from you!! >_<"

Hi Faye!

All I can say, for now, is : ).

And, that I smiled to see you.


Faye, la Patata I hope you're releasing a new book soon, because I really want to read more from you!! >_<


message 9: by Emily

Emily You are so welcome! : ) And I'm so glad you loved it!


Katie wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. If You Find Me is an amazing book."


message 8: by Katie

Katie Thanks for accepting my friend request. If You Find Me is an amazing book.


message 7: by Emily

Emily Thanks for accepting! : )

Gotta love Gilbert Blythe. Who says healthy love interests have to be boring? I'd take true emotion and all its already-interesting tangles over abusive dynamics and mind games, any day.

And thanks for all the reviews you write. I love reading them.

Have a great summer!

Em


Wendy Darling wrote: "Hi Emily, thanks for the friendvite--anyone who is a fan of Gilbert Blythe is okay in my book! Looking forward to reading your novel next year.

Best,

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden"



Wendy Darling Hi Emily, thanks for the friendvite--anyone who is a fan of Gilbert Blythe is okay in my book! Looking forward to reading your novel next year.

Best,

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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Emily Thanks for yours, Georges! It's very nice to meet you. : )


message 4: by Emily

Emily Thanks for yours. : )


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 2: by Emily (last edited Jan 25, 2012 01:53PM)

Emily You're welcome! We follow each other on twitter, and I came across you here, too. Ditto -- wonderful to meet another animal lover. : )


Patricia Puddle Thanks for the friends request, Emily, nice to meet another animal lover.


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