Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cover Reveal: If You Find Me


I am happy to take part in Emily Murdoch's cover reveal for her new novel, If You Find Me!!! The book, formerly titled The Patron Saint of Beans, releases April 2nd, 2013. It is published by St. Martin's Griffin. I had a chance to read it and it was AMAZING!!! It was incredibly intense and impossible to put down!!!

About the book:
A broken-down camper at the Obed Scenic and Wild River National Park - dubbed the Hundred Acre Wood - is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey has ever known.

Sure, coping with a bipolar mother on meth is no picnic, but beneath the sun-dazzled canopies of Hickory and Walnut, Carey's violin transports her from their bare-bones existence in the same way her little sister, Jenessa, finds comfort in her stash of second-hand Pooh books.

Life is dependable that way, until Mama goes into town for supplies and vanishes off the face of Tennessee, sending social services in her wake with a one-way ticket back to their father - a stranger in an even stranger world.

~*~ A portion of the proceeds will benefit Taylor Hendrix's Christmas Project.

Seventeen-year-old Taylor, battling osteosarcoma, gathers gifts in backpacks to brighten the spirits of cancer teens in hospital during the Christmas holidays.

Who says books (and amazing teens!) can't change the world? ~*~
Cover blurb:

"Within two pages, I was so hopelessly hooked, I felt like the story had attached itself to me... This is one of those books you devour."
--Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List


Publishing details:

Old Title: The Patron Saint of Beans
New Title: If You Find Me
Author: Emily Murdoch
Pub date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
304 pages

Contemporary YA with crossover potential. Emily Murdoch writes YA and adult.

Novel has sold overseas to Germany and the Netherlands, with another foreign sale just this week. Details to be released soon!

About the author:

Emily Murdoch's blog, Lefty In My Write Mind
GoodReads
Her Twitter

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

2 comments:

Kailana 11:26 AM  

Glad to hear it is so good. I will keep the release date in mind.

Emily Murdoch 4:23 PM  

Thank you so much for the honor of not only seeing my book on your wonderful blog, but in helping me do the cover and new title reveal justice.

It's so very, very appreciated! : )

Just big thanks across the board for your awesome blog. It's one of my all-time favorites. It's so amazing how many books you read -- and I love getting your reviews in my email box.

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