Book Launch for "Girl One" featuring its author Sara Flannery Murphy in conversation with fellow author Mindy Mejia
Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood.
It's free, but if you choose the "Bundled Book" Add-on option to pre-order a copy, you'll receive a signed bookplate as well, and be entered in drawings for ten giveaways. (Scroll down to buy other books by both Sara Flannery Murphy and Mindy Mejia.)
Josephine Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine "Miracle Babies" conceived without male DNA, raised on an experimental commune known as the Homestead. When a suspicious fire destroys the commune and claims the lives of two of the Homesteaders, the remaining Girls and their Mothers scatter across the United States and lose touch.
Years later, Margaret Morrow goes missing, and Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, tracking down her estranged sisters who seem to hold the keys to her mother's disappearance. Tracing the clues Margaret left behind, Josie joins forces with the other Girls, facing down those who seek to eradicate their very existence while uncovering secrets about their origins and unlocking devastating abilities they never knew they had.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sara Flannery Murphy and her family divided their time between the capital city and the Arkansas Ozarks. After studying Library Science in British Columbia, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and began getting shorter works accepted in such publications as The Guardian and LitHub. Her first novel, The Possessions, published by HarperCollins in 2017, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, as well as several other honors. Currently, she lives in Southern Utah with her husband and two young sons.
Mindy Mejia’s internationally acclaimed thrillers have been translated into over twenty languages. Her books have been picked for People’s Best New Books and listed in The Wall Street Journal’s Best New Mysteries. A CPA and graduate of the Hamline University MFA program, she lives and works in the Twin Cities. You can find out more at MindyMejia.com.