Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Five -- Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is another Class of 2k12 sibling, and one that I'm absolutely delighted to have on the blog today.  Her middle grade novel, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS hit stores yesterday.  I was very lucky to get an advanced reading copy from Penguin (what, me? beg?) and spent an entire day crying while I read Carley's story.  


1.  If you could go back in time, where/when would you go?  

I’d go back to when my mum was alive and healthy. We’d have tea with milk and talk and laugh and I’d assure her that the Red Sox actually *are* going to win the World Series in 2004. And she’d tell me that I’ve always had a wonderful imagination.

2.  What keeps you awake at night?

Ha! These days, nothing keeps me awake for long!

3.  What is your most treasured possession?

I’d have to say pictures and videos of my kids growing up. Also, an afghan that my grandmother made me as a wedding gift—but gave to me six years before I got married. And my wedding band. And, I have to admit, my ARC of One for the Murphys is pretty cool. Oh, I was supposed to pick one???

4.  What one word do you think describes you best?

Indescribable. :)

5.  Who are your real-life heroes?

Well, I’d have to say that my brother, Rick, and his wife, Jill, are my heroes. There are few people in the world with hearts like theirs. They’ve shown that again and again for as long as I’ve had a memory.


In the wake of heart-breaking betrayal, Carley Connors is thrust into foster care and left on the steps of the Murphys, a happy, bustling family. 

Carley has thick walls and isn’t rattled easily, but this is a world she just doesn’t understand. A world that frightens her. So, she resists this side of life she’d believed did not exist with dinners around a table and a “zip your jacket, here’s your lunch” kind of mom. 

However, with the help of her Broadway-obsessed and unpredictable friend, Toni, the Murphys do the impossible in showing Carley what it feels like to belong somewhere. But, when her mother wants her back, will she lose the only family that she has ever known? (From Lynda's website)

Order One for the Murphys here.


You can find Lynda on her website.
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  1. Thanks so much, Katy! An honor to be here. :-)

  2. I can't wait to read this - so much awesomeness coming from my Class of 2k12 sibs!