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Sinéad Moriarty


Sinéad was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Her mother is an author of children's books. Growing up, Sinéad says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published. From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.

After university, she went to live in Paris and then 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 a couple of years toying with ideas, she joined a creative writing group and began to write The Baby Trail. Shortly after the novel was published, Sinéad had a baby boy - a very happy ending to her own Baby Trail.

Genres: General Fiction, Children's Fiction

   The Right Fit (2006)
   In My Sister's Shoes (2007)
   Whose Life Is It Anyway? (2008)
     aka Keeping it in the Family
   Pieces of My Heart (2010)
   Sweet Child of Mine (2012)
     aka This Child of Mine
   The Way We Were (2015)
   The Way We Are (2016)
   The Good Mother (2017)
   Our Secrets and Lies (2018)
   Seven Letters (2019)
   About Us (2021)
   The New Girl (2021)
   Yours, Mine, Ours (2022)
   The Truth About Riley (2022)
Sinéad Moriarty recommends
The Book of Love (2018)
Fionnuala Kearney
"A beautiful, heart wrenching love story."
The Two Lives of Louis & Louise (2019)
Julie Cohen
"Wow. What a beautiful, ballsy and brilliant book."
The Gift of Friends (2019)
Emma Hannigan
"A beautiful story about fractured families, unconditional love and the importance of friendship. I read it in one sitting."
The Women of Primrose Square (2019)
(Primrose Square, book 2)
Claudia Carroll
"Tender, funny, warm and heartbreaking."
Big Girl, Small Town (2020)
Michelle Gallen
"Milkman meets Derry Girls. A cracking read."
My Pear-Shaped Life (2020)
Carmel Harrington
"Warm, moving and life-affirming…Greta is a gorgeous character that you will fall in love with."
Below the Big Blue Sky (2020)
Anna McPartlin
"I loved Rabbit Hayes but Below the Big Blue Sky is even more beautiful, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, warm and wonderful. Anna, you NAILED it."
Life Sentences (2021)
Billy O'Callaghan
"An absolutely stunning book . . . A truly beautiful read."
Diving for Pearls (2021)
Jamie O'Connell
"A really fantastic read."
Daughters of War (2021)
(Daughters of War, book 1)
Dinah Jefferies
"A tender, moving and at times heartbreaking story."
Lessons in Chemistry (2022)
Bonnie Garmus
"Original, fresh, tender, funny and warm. The story dances and swirls, captivating the reader from the first page. Elizabeth Zott is the most wonderful character. Just fantastic."

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