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Publication Order of Devlin Sisters Books

Me and My Sisters (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secrets Sisters Keep (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emma Hamilton Books

The Baby Trail (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Perfect Match (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Fit (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Here to Maternity (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In My Sister's Shoes (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Life Is It Anyway? / Keeping it in the Family (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pieces of My Heart (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Child of Mine / This Child of Mine (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way We Were (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Mother (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Secrets and Lies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Letters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
About Us (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Girl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth About Riley (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Hope (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Sisters (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Way We Are (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Literature and Culture Books

Regendering the School Story (By: Beverly Lyon Clark) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of Peter Rabbit (By: Margaret Mackey) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Narrating Africa (By: Mawuena Kossi Logan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Picturebooks Work (By: Maria Nikolajeva) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children's Films (By: Ian Wojik-Andrews) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire's Children (By: M. Daphne Kutzer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Presence of the Past (By: Valerie Krips) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poetics of Childhood (By: Roni Natov) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Past Without Shadow (By: Zohar Shavit) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brown Gold (By: Michelle H. Martin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of the Modern Child (By: Andrew O'Malley) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre (By: Mike Cadden) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diana Wynne Jones (By: Farah Mendlesohn) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre (By: Mike Cadden) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Youth of Darkest England (By: Troy Boone) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins (By: Jack Zipes) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voracious Children (By: Carolyn Daniel) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
National Character in South African English Children's Literature (By: Elwyn Jenkins) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Volume Two: 1830-Present (By: Penny Brown) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Representing Africa in Children's Literature (By: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Time in a Different World: Issues and Ideas in African American Children’s Literature (By: Neal A. Lester) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book (By: Christine Wilkie-Stibbs) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Volume One: 1600-1830 (By: Penny Brown) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature (By: Kathryn James) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood (By: Elizabeth A. Galway) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enterprising Youth (By: Monika M. Elbert) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crossover Novel (By: Rachel Falconer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives (By: Sandra L. Beckett) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism (By: Alison Waller) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Approaches to Food in Children's Literature (By: Kara K. Keeling,Scott T. Pollard) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neo-Imperialism in Children-s Literature About Africa (By: Yulisa Amadu Pat Maddy,Donnarae MacCann) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shakespeare in Children's Literature (By: Hateley Erica) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People (By: Noga Applebaum) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fundamental Concepts of Children's Literature Research (By: Hans-Heino Ewers) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Translation Under State Control (By: Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children's Fiction about 9/11 (By: Jo Lampert) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers (By: Maria Nikolajeva) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Juvenile Literature and British Society, 1850-1950 (By: Anna Jackson,Charles Ferrall) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children's Book Business (By: Lissa Paul) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Directions in Picturebook Research (By: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer,Teresa Colomer,Cecilia Silva-Diaz) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Role of Translators in Children’s Literature (By: Gillian Lathey) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature (By: Julie Cross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature (By: Tison Pugh) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Children's Literature and Culture (By: Valerie Coghlan) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading the Adolescent Romance (By: Amy S. Pattee) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemporary English-Language Indian Children's Literature (By: Michelle Superle) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Pippi Longstocking (By: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer,Astrid Surmatz) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature (By: Holly Blackford) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Landscape in Children's Literature (By: Jane Suzanne Carroll) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture (By: Annette Wannamaker) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature (By: Debra Mitts-Smith) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Textual Transformations in Children's Literature (By: Benjamin Lefebvre) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retelling Stories, Framing Culture (By: John Stephens,Robyn McCallum) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900 (By: Donnarae MacCann) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature (By: Jan Susina) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults (By: Balaka Basu) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscoveries in Children's Literature (By: Suzanne Rahn) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children's Literature: Ghost Images (By: Anastasia Ulanowicz) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sparing the Child: Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust (By: Hamida Bosmajian) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beatrix Potter (By: M. Daphne Kutzer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transcending Boundaries (By: Sandra L. Beckett) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gothic in Children's Literature (By: Anna Jackson,Karen Coats,Roderick McGillis) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (By: Carrie Hintz) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recycling Red Riding Hood (By: Sandra L. Beckett) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature (By: Lydia Kokkola) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ways of Being Male (By: John Stephens) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inventing the Child (By: Joseph L. Zornado) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Childhood and Children's Books in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1800 (By: Michael Witmore) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature (By: Christine Wilkie-Stibbs) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pinocchio Goes Postmodern (By: Thomas J. Morrissey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Russell Hoban/Forty Years (By: Alida Allison) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature (By: Blanka Grzegorczyk) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Embodying Gender and Age in Speculative Fiction (By: Derek J. Thiess) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Reader in Children's Literature and Culture (By: Annette Wannamaker,Jennifer Miskec) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War (By: Lissa Paul,Emma Short) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Smallness (By: Michelle Ann Abate) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child: Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture (By: Amy Billone) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children's Literature (By: Anja Müller,Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fictions of Integration (By: Naomi Lesley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Directions in Children's Gothic (By: Anna Jackson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Words about Pictures (By: Perry Nodelman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Origin Narratives: The Stories We Tell Children About Immigration and International Adoption (By: Macarena García-González) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beloved Does Not Bite (By: Debra Dudek) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature (By: Kristine Moruzi) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Embodied Child: Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture (By: Roxanne Harde) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Childhood and Pethood in Literature and Culture (By: Anna Feuerstein) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Victorian Era in Twenty-First Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture (By: Sonya Sawyer Fritz,Sara K. Day) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
‘The Right Thing to Read’: A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 (By: Bronwyn Lowe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battling Girlhood (By: Kristen B. Proehl) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyborg Saints (By: Carissa Turner Smith) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Reach (By: Kate G. Harper) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arctic in Literature for Children and Young Adults (By: Heidi Hansson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror and Counter-Terror in Contemporary British Children’s Literature (By: Blanka Grzegorczyk) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature (By: Cristina Herrera) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rulers of Literary Playgrounds (By: Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antarctica in British Children’s Literature (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults (By: Kristine Moruzi,Paul Venzo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust Off the Gold Medal (By: Sara L. Schwebel) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poetics and Ethics of Anthropomorphism (By: Christopher Kelen,Jo You Chengcheng) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Figure of the Child in WWI American, British, and Canadian Children’s Literature (By: Elizabeth A Galway) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Youth Fiction and Trans Representation (By: Tom Sandercock) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood (By: Marina Balina) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creative Writing in Schools (By: Mick Gowar) (2026)Description / Buy at Amazon
African American Children in American Political Life (By: Myisha Priest) (2026)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

And Then He Kissed Me(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sinead Moriarty is an Irish author that writes contemporary novels about the struggles of family life.


Sinead Moriarty was born in 1971 in Dublin. Her parents were Aidan and Mary Moriarty. The author went to Trinity College in Dublin where she studied French and Spanish, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Moriarty left Ireland afterward. She spent some time in Paris and London. She was working as a journalist at the time. It was during her time in London that the author wrote her first novel and piqued the interest of Penguin Books.

Moriarty has since made a home for herself in Dublin with her husband and three children. The author has won the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Award.

+Literary Career

It could be argued that Sinead Moriarty couldn’t have been anything other than a writer. After all, her mother was also an author. She specialized in children’s books and, as a child, Moriarty was fascinated by her mother’s career.

She would watch Mary Moriarty write at their kitchen table. She would follow the progress of her efforts, watching as a few paragraphs became entire chapters and those became an actual book that was eventually published and stocked in bookstores.

The process held a lot of appeal for the author and she found that all she dreamed of was that moment in her life when the opportunity to write her own life-changing novels would come her way.

Sinead Moriarty spent several years toying with the idea for her first book. She started working on it while she was working in London as a journalist. When she finally decided to give it a real shot, Moriarty took a writing course in order to refine her skills.

The decision bore fruit relatively quickly. Moriarty was fortunate to have a tutor who took a serious interest in her talents. He helped her nurture her craft and, once he saw what she could do, he encouraged her to go ahead and submit her work to a few prospective publishers.

Moriarty initially wrote her first book during her lunch hour, after work and any other period of time that she could spare. Once the fervor for publishing overtook her, she admits that she even began writing during her work hours.

Once her tutor and mentor gave her that final push to submit what she had produced so far, Moriarty heeded his words. If Sinead Moriarty needed a concrete sign to prove that fiction writing was her destiny, she got it when her submissions elicited an immediate response from Penguin.

When the offer from Penguin came, Moriarty was ecstatic but she did not let the excitement get to her head. Instead of taking Penguin’s deal, she chose to first get an agent. It took her a while but she eventually narrowed her options down to four individuals who she believed had the experience to represent her.

Finally, Moriarty settled on Gillon Aitken, a man she has come to like, trust and respect and who helped her maneuver the publishing complexities that followed. With her writing career finally taking off, the author went back to Dublin, settled into her home and began to lay the groundwork for her future novels.

Sinead Moriarty’s first book was called ‘The Baby Trail’. It followed the exploits of a couple struggling to conceive. That first book was based on Moriarty’s personal experience and that made the promotion and marketing aspects tricky, at least at the start.

Moriarty struggled to contend with the personal questions that audiences fired at her. She wasn’t quite ready to expose such a critical aspect of her life to the world. But over time, the author grew accustomed to the situation and actually found it rewarding to share some of her pain with other readers who admitted to encountering the same struggles.

Many of Sinead Moriarty’s books are about family. The author loves exploring the lives of real people, highlighting the unique struggles that can assault individuals within a family setting.

It takes Moriarty a year or even less to write a novel. She likes to edit as she goes. In fact, Moriarty cannot proceed to a new chapter until she is satisfied with her last chapter. The idea is for her to write the last line in her book knowing that she is truly finished and that she doesn’t have to go back and edit her work from scratch.

The author writes on a computer. The idea of writing longhand is appalling to her because her handwriting is pretty terrible, so much so that even she cannot read it. The author primarily gets her work done before one in the afternoon. She is most effective in the morning hours.

She depends on the internet for research. Though, were possible, she prefers interviewing people who have some sort of experience with the subject matter of whatever book she happens to be writing. While the internet is a powerful and convenient tool, interviews with real people allow Sinead Moriarty to gain an understanding of the emotions that drive the subject matter in question.

When Moriarty isn’t writing, she likes to do Yoga as a means of fighting stress. The author was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, so yoga is an important aspect of her life.

+The Baby Trail

Emma Hamilton, a makeup artist, was 33 when she decided to have a child with her husband James. Once she got off the pill in December, she was certain that she would be pregnant by January.

Emma begins to grow desperate when months of sexual activity fail to bear fruit. With her husband in tow, she begins a long and grueling journey to conceive a child involving hormonal treatments, herbal tea, and scheduled sex.

As their carefully laid plans go down the drain, Emma grows desperate. Her self-esteem plummets and she cannot even depend on her support team because her friends and family have plenty of problems of their own.

Emma begins to feel alienated from everyone until an unexpected event changes her world.

+Me and My Sisters

Julie is in desperate need of support from her sisters, but they do not seem to understand her. Julie was always the easy-going one among the Devlin sisters. But then she got married and had five boys.

Now her life is one long rollercoaster of stress and it doesn’t help that her marriage is suffering under the strain. Julie thinks her sisters are living perfect lives and that they do not understand her. She is in for a surprise.

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