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Sinead Moriarty Books In Order

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Publication Order of Devlin Sisters Books

Me and My Sisters (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secrets Sisters Keep (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Emma Hamilton Books

The Baby Trail (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Match (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Fit (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Here to Maternity (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad About You (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In My Sister's Shoes (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whose Life Is It Anyway? / Keeping it in the Family (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pieces of My Heart (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Child of Mine / This Child of Mine (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way We Were (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Mother (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Secrets and Lies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Letters (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
About Us (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Way We Are (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

And Then He Kissed Me(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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