Behind the Bestseller #6 | Sam Blake talks with Sinéad Moriarty
From piling up the rejection slips Sinéad Moriarty joined a writers group and wrote the book that was closest to her heart. Drawing on her personal experience The Baby Trail immediately hit the bestseller list and kickstarted a career that is still growing. Sam Blake discusses how Sinéad got her first break with that book, and how it spawned a series. Sinead’s books are issue driven, and research is vital to that process. Sam Blake discusses how much research is too much and how vital it is to Sinéad that her characters are real. Discussing how Sinéad plots and plans and how important writing is to her, Sam Blake gets her tips for writing a bestseller.
Sinéad Moriarty was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Her mother is an author of children’s books, and this instilled her childhood dream that would one day become a reality, that she too write her own novel.
After university, she went on to live in Paris, followed by London. It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London that she began to write creatively in her spare time – after work, at lunch times … and, truth be told, during work hours.
After a couple of years brainstorming different ideas, Sinéad joined a creative writing group and began to write her debut novel ‘The Baby Trail’. Having been translated into 25 languages, Sinéad has went on to write 14 bestselling novels, including ‘The Good Mother‘ and ‘Ours Secrets and Lies‘.
Sinéad’s latest novel ‘7 Letters‘ has been described ‘gorgeous and devastating’ and is available now.
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