Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Where Will You Go, Ricky Jo? by Tom Murdoch

Occasionally I come across a children's book that is absolutely adorable and today's author, Tom Murdoch, has created a brilliantly illustrated one entitled Where Will You Go, Ricky Jo? I can't wait to introduce you to him and his book. The main character is after my heart because he is a chihuahua. For those of you who have followed me for years, know that both of my furbabies were chihuahuas and they now are waiting for me over the bridge. So, when I find a creative story with a chihuahua, I get all warm and fuzzy. Thank you, Tom, for such a delightful book. I hope you get as much from learning about this author and his book as I did. I can't wait to read it to my grandchildren on our next sleepover. 


  1. Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
    Tom Murdoch is an award-winning advertising copywriter who has written extensively for a wide range of medical, industrial and consumer products companies located across the globe. He has collaborated with artists, film stars and radio personalities over the course of forty years as a partner and creative director of Murdoch Marketing, an advertising agency he owns with his wife, Nancy, of forty-one years. 'Where Will You Go, Ricky Jo?" is the first of several children’s books, inspired by living with three chihuahuas.

    Tom lives in Saugatuck, Michigan, continues to serve advertising clients between golf, travel, and writing. He has two grown sons.
  2. What inspired you to author this book?
    His books carry an intended message of optimism for children who he hopes to influence with stories of adventure and exploration, as well as acceptance of all puppies, regardless of the color of their fur.

  3. Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
    My puppies look out the window waiting for me to come home.
  4. Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
    My father taught me well
  5. What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
    Distribution, and getting it out to readers.


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  6. Tell your readers about your book.
    Where will you go, Ricky Jo?

    Written by Tom Murdoch, “Where will you go, Ricky Jo?” is the perfect book for entertaining children with great visuals and an interesting story to read casually or before going to bed.

    Throughout the story, Ricky Jo gets to experience new places and things that he wouldn’t have been able to if he were to stay inside his house and not go out on an adventure.

    Where will you go, Ricky Jo is very visually appealing and will stand out to children that may be browsing your shelves or to parents looking for something new to read before putting their child to bed. With 28 colorful pages from front to back, it’ll be hard to put down.”

  7. Who is your target audience, and why?
    Grandmas and parents, who will read and inspire children.
  8. What do you consider your greatest success in life?
    The birth of my two sons.
  9. What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
    Nothing really, just trying to capture an audience.

    Contact the Author

    If there are any questions or concerns, you may also contact the author, Tom Murdoch, at