My name is Kita Murdock and I’m the author of Cecily Cicada, Francie’s Fortune and Future Flash. I live in Boulder, Colorado, with my husband, three daughters, a dog named Gus and a cat named Pip who regularly follows the girls to school and occasionally even breaks into their classrooms.
On this website you’ll find information about my writing, including interviews and articles. I’d love to answer any questions, join your book club for a meeting (whether in person or via Skype) or come visit your school. Click on the Contact button above to get in touch. And make sure you check the Events link for updates on where I’ll be reading my newest book, Future Flash.
Here’s what School Library Journal says about Future Flash:
“Readers will appreciate Murdock’s attention to detail in this plot-driven novel of suspense, and will want to stick with Laney as she strives to use her power for good and protect Lyle both from the imminent future and the school bully, Axel. …The balance of tension and foreshadowing will entice reluctant readers.” – School Library Journal Reviewer Danielle Jones, Multnomah County Library, OR
And here’s what other authors and reviewers are saying about Future Flash:
“A stay-up-till-you-finish-it page turner that packs a powerful message about loss, love, and truth.” – Claudia Mills, author of over 50 books for young readers, including Kelsey Green, Reading Queen and Zero Tolerance
“Laney Magee has the unwelcome ability to see frightening events in the future, but the spunk and determination to face them head on if it means keeping her family and friends safe. A masterful combination of believable characters and nail-biting suspense will propel even a reluctant reader right to the end of this wonderful book.” – Jeannie Mobley, author of Katerina’s Wish
“Future Flash is a twisty thriller that will keep readers young and old alike flipping pages way past their bedtime. I know I couldn’t put it down.” – Adam Jay Epstein, author of The Familiars and Starbounders series
“This is one of the most suspenseful middle grade novels I have read!” – Caitie Flum, Pub Writes
“Foreboding, suspenseful, and riveting.” – Barb Langridge, ABookandAHug, Books Alive, WBALTV Channel 11
“I instantly liked Laney. I instantly liked Lyle.” – Tif, Tif Talks Books
“In conclusion, a much bigger read in story and message than one might perceive at first glance. It speaks to how to handle bullying, doing the right thing, speaking up for others, and lending a hand, ear, or whatever else might be called for to those in need. The author gives us a story that’s believable and from the heart, filled with heart and just a tinge of magic to keep you on your toes.” – Gina R., Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
five out of five bookworms! – Erik from This Kid Reviews Books