Is a writer, a poet, and a lover of books. There's never a time she's without a book.
When she's not reading or writing, you'll find her caring for her horses, dogs and family on a ranch in rural Arizona, where the desert's tranquil beauty and rich wildlife often enter into her poetry and writing.
Emily's other passion is saving equines from slaughter. She uses her writing to raise awareness of this inhumane practice, with the goal of ending the slaughter of America's equines through transport to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. She offers sanctuary to abused and slaughter-bound equines who dazzle her every day with their forgiving nature and gratitude in exchange for security, consistency, food and love.
As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Emily Murdoch hopes her penchant for writing will do just that.
All-in-all, she's a lefty in a right-handed world, writing her way through life and smearing ink wherever she writes.
Visit Lefty In My Write Mind to read about her current work, poetry, horses, and life on an Arizona ranch.
IF YOU FIND ME, Emily's debut YA/adult crossover novel, sold to St. Martin's Press!
IF YOU FIND ME received three pre-publication, starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and School Library Journal.
Orion/Indigo in the UK and Commonwealth (May 2nd, 2013 release)
Random House/Heyne Fleight in Germany
Van Goor in the Netherlands
Please check back for a sparkly new website, currently under construction.
Represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency. For foreign rights or other inquiries, please contact: Mandy@d4eo.com
You can contact Emily here: EMurdoch@wildblue.net