Welcome to Life at Bugle Hill Farm

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Signings are Awesome

The book signing for Molly McBean and the Secret Cave this past Saturday was WONDERFUL. I can't thank the folks at Books-A-Million enough. Along with many friends and family members who came to support me, were innocent bystanders who happened to wander into the store that day. I met some great people who took a chance and purchased the book. This is how a career can get started- by taking the time to talk to strangers and make connections. I truly appreciate each person who shows their support by making a purchase.

I am busy reaching out to potential venues to either read to kids or have a signing or both! It is far too early in my process to know how successful "Molly" will be, but she is getting all the help I can give her and we'll see where she goes.

In the mean-time I am immersed in book two of the series and hope to have it completed within the next several months.

Word of mouth is the best possible advertisement, so for anyone who has read "Molly" please consider writing a brief review on Amazon and please do share and spread the word.

Print copies available on Amazon. 


Always,   Joanie C. Murray

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Here is where you can order copies of Molly McBean

Hi Everyone!

Here is a printed proof of my book!  I am so excited to be able to share it with you.  Print copies will be available soon.

E-BOOKs are now available.

Please visit one of the sites where copies of my book are available for purchase.  If you, friends or family members have a child between the ages of 8 and 12  that uses an E-Reader please order a copy and write a review for me.  This will help get the word out about my book.  Thanks for your interest and support!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Molly comes to life

Hello Everyone, This is a very exciting week for me. Beside the fact that warm weather is upon us, "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave" is tentatively scheduled to be released as an E-book this Thursday, May 30th, with print copies to follow. Yay!! It has been an interesting journey, full of the usual ups and downs of getting published, but I am proud to say I finally did it. Many people have helped me along the way. I have found that as an author, you can't do it alone without the advice and guidance of friends, professionals(like Brittiany Koren of Written Dreams) and writer's groups. I urge anyone with the slightest interest in writing, to seek out a group of like minded individuals to advise, critique and encourage you. A writer needs that to fully blossom. So thanks to all involved in bringing "Molly" to life and let the count-down begin! Best, Joanie Please watch the book trailer: Enjoy:)

Announcing the upcoming release of author, Joanie Murray's debut book. Once you enter the Secret Cave with Molly McBean you may not want or be able to return. Readers will enjoy unlocking the cave's many secrets.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Molly McBean and the Secret Cave Book Trailer

Hello Everybody! 
Spring should be springing any moment now, but while we're waiting, I would like to share my good news with you. My Children's fantasy "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave" is done. Finished. Yay!!
I'm leaning heavily toward e-publishing which is a total 180 from my original goal of going the traditional route. I think for me, for this book, e-publisihng is the way to go. I haven't toally ruled out continuing my search for an agent but let's face it-after nearly four years of working on this project, I'm ready to start the next phase: getting the story out there and into the hands of the kids it was written for. I'm also eager to pick up with book two in the series "Ethan Stillwater and the Battle for Chaos".

I've included a link to the trailer for "Molly" below. I think it's awesome! Big thanks to Surfdog Media! Please let me hear your thoughts and comments regarding anything in this blog.

Announcing the upcoming release of debut author, Joanie Murray's new book. Once you enter the Secret Cave with Molly McBeen you may not want or be able to return. Readers will enjoy unlocking the cave's many secrets.

And I may as well get a plug in for my new side business-Partylite. Please chack out my site:)www.partylite.biz/joaniemurray


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year from Bugle Hill

Happy New Year. January second and I've missed my self-imposed deadline on December 31st to finish revisions on "Molly." It's not that I haven't been working on it. I have, but just not enough. So, new goal is January 31st. I think that is achievable. Anybody else extending deadlines?
Here is a blog to read and contest if you would like to have 5 YA authors come to YOUR hometown! Check it out. 
Think I'll go enjoy the snow for awhile and, who knows, maybe inspiration will strike.
Best to all,


Bring YA to Your Hometown!

noreply@blogger.com (Jeremy West)at Novel Thoughts- 13 hours ago
Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help ...more »