Author Visits Crestwood Middle School

Crestwood Middle School was recently visited by author Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Hunt is the author of a young adult novel titled One for the Murphys.

One for the Murphys was chosen as a Florida State Sunshine Book this year and was placed on the reading lists in 21 other states.

Hunt addressed the entire student body at Crestwood, sharing experiences about writing her novel. Students and staff were impressed by her candor and authenticity.

Many of the students commented to their teachers that Hunt’s presentation had inspired them to create their own manuscript. In the afternoon, she conducted a writing workshop for a group of promising writers.

Hunt also agreed to attend Crestwood’s Barnes & Noble night in order to autograph books and talk to parents and students. The staff at Barnes & Noble was pleasantly surprised when all of the author’s books were sold.

When asked why there were only 30 copies of the book available, Barnes & Noble personnel said they never sell more than that at an author’s signing event.

One for the Murphys is a book rated “T for tears,” so have a tissue box nearby if you are lucky enough to have a signed copy to read. The Crestwood family feels fortunate to have such an experience to remember.

ABOVE: Crestwood Principal Dr. Stephanie Nance

with author Lynda Mullaly Hunt.