Monday, May 14, 2012

Author Interview: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

I am an author of MG books for children--which means I have the best job in the world! My debut novel is being released from Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin Group for Young Readers) on May 10, 2012. I am also the director of the annual SCBWI Whispering Pines Retreat. I live with my husband, two teenagers, impetuous beagle and beagle-loathing cat.

*Bio taken from Lynda's blog

I'm very excited to be hosting Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of One For the Murphys, today. She has been very generous and is participating in the fun new interview feature, Three Words With...(nifty banner still to come)

A little about One For the Murphys

Description (Taken from Goodreads):
A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love

Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future.

Now Three Little Words With...Lynda Mullaly Hunt
In which I torment you by asking you to use ONLY three words to describe the following:

One For the Murphys - Tale of resilience

Carley Connors - She feels real

I definitely agree here!

Boston Red Sox - Bring Tito back
It still makes me sad to know Tito is gone...and to see how bad we play :(

Wicked (the play, the word, whatever) - Sox Defy Gravity???
I really loved how Wicked plays into the story good!

Foster kid -- Full of potential
This story made me really feel what it must be like for some foster children

Mrs. Murphy - Maker of miracles (acronym: Mom)
So true! And fitting, for the day after Mother's Day.

New York Yankees (I’m hoping – and expecting – only negative words) - Toni should reconsider
Die-hard Yankee hater, right here!! I think I'd get along splendidly with Mr. Murphy. I'd probably get a little frustrated with Toni though.

Family -- Sometimes in unexpected
These three words could not be truer.

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by and sharing your words, Lynda. 

And to everyone out there, you MUST pick up One For the Murphys!!


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The Book Babe said...

I would love to win! :)

Vivien said...

Definitely on my wishlist!!

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Patricia's Particularity said...

I am dying to read this book! I have read nothing but amazing reviews of it!! Thank you for the giveaway!


Lisa_Gibson said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Definitely add to my must read list.
lisadgibson at

Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

momma8385 said...

New GFC @Jeanne and email -follower.
Thank you for the great interview/review with Ms. Lynda.
And thank you for the chance in this giveaway.
:)Jeanne B.T.

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

Candace Hawkins said...

One for the Murphy's sounds like a sweet story! I'd like to be entered in the giveaway! lovemibooks AT aol DOT com

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this thanks!

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

Britt said...

I love the three little words! What a great idea. This sounds like a real winning read.

Paige said...

Loved this book! Would love to have a copy of my own!

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Lilian said...

Adding this on my wishlist ASAP! I have my fingers crossed!

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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