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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 debut novel, IF YOU FIND ME, Released in 2013 through St. Martin's Griffin and Orion/Indigo UK.

IF YOU FIND ME, a Carnegie Medal 2014 nominee and 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 and a Booklist Youth Editors' Choice for 2013, along with being named to the Taysha's 2014 reading list.

IF YOU FIND ME was nominated for the CYBIL Awards, along with the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 in the Best debut author and Best Young Adult Fiction categories.

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 horses and burros through transport to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico.