Emily Murdoch and Piggy.
My YA/adult crossover novel, IF YOU FIND ME, will be available from St. Martin’s Griffin on March 26, 2013 and from Orion/Indigo UK on May 2, 2013.
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I’m a writer, a poet and a lover of books; there’s never a time I’m without a book.
When I’m not reading or writing, I’m caring for my equines, dogs and family on a horse ranch in rural Arizona. Here, the muse is everywhere I turn: in the tranquil beauty, the rich wildlife and the happy solitude of desert days.
Every writer has an inner compass when it comes to their work. When writing contains the joy I felt as a child who loved to write, I know I’m right on track. I write to my own drummer, I won’t deny it, but I believe in following my writing heart, not in chasing popular trends. In the end, amazing writing is amazing writing, regardless of subject matter or genre.
My other passion is saving equines from slaughter. I use my 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. Here at Morning Star Ranch, I offer sanctuary to abused and slaughter-bound horses and burros who dazzle me 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.” Our voices can be powerful weapons of change, especially when used in service of those who have no voice of their own.
All-in-all, I’m a lefty in a right-handed world, writing my way through life and smearing ink wherever I write.
Questions, comments? EMurdoch@wildblue.net
2008 Recipient of the I Love Your Blog award!
Cloud and Mr. Bean, saved from slaughter.
Photograph by Emily Murdoch
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