Happy New Year everyone. Goodbye Emily‘s official release date is finally here! You can order from the following online locations, or purchase at a book store near you:
A release date is always an exciting event for an author who probably spent more than a year writing a novel, but today I’m reminded of those I want to thank for helping make Goodbye Emily the novel it has become. Talented writers, Toby Heathcotte, Beth Blake and Cherie Lee helped me polish the manuscript. I can’t thank them enough. Woodstock icons Country Joe McDonald and Wavy Gravy early on provided endorsements of Goodbye Emily that I’ll always cherish. My wife Jennie and family were always supportive and my agent Dawn Dowdle sold it to a terrific publisher, Koehler Books. Thanks John for the great cover.
And finally, thanks to those who’ve read the novel and provided reviews that captured images and impressions I was hoping to convey. Some of them are listed below. More are on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Seven reasons you may want to read Goodbye Emily
Author Alisha Paige calls Goodbye Emily “a road trip full of adventure, love, laughter, fun, superstar appearances and heart-felt healing.”
Author Jen Estes said, “I laughed, I cried…I thoroughly enjoyed Goodbye Emily.”
Midwest Book Reviews: Goodbye Emily is a fine and much recommended addition to any literary fiction collection.”
Rock historian Barry Drake: “Against all odds, the characters succeed and Michael Murphy does too, as he lovingly captures the spirit of our generation on it’s bumpy journey through middle age.”
Author Lynne Morgan Spreen said, “I chuckled along, and in places I cried, and I finished the book with sad/happy tears running down my face – happy to have enjoyed the memories and sad for the days gone by.”
Author Sandra Nachlinger: “I knew I’d enjoy this book (especially since I’m a Baby Boomer), but I had no idea it would be such a touching and entertaining story. This isn’t merely a flashback to the 1960s; it is a tale of love, healing, and the power of friendship between three men.”
Actor Francis Dumaurier: “Those of us who were actually there will be happily brought “back to the garden” while the book is a perfect road map for those who wish they did. Unlike other attempts which were written from the outside looking in, the contemporary story of GOODBYE EMILY was written from the inside out … and that’s probably why I could not put it down.”
For more reasons you might want to read the novel, visit the Goodbye Emily website.