Tuesday 3 March 2015

Blog Tour: The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty

Title: The Secrets Sister's Keep
Author: Sinead Moriarty
Published: 26th February 2015
Publisher: Penguin
Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty with and interview and Givaway! Read on below for more!


1. Can you tell us about your new novel, The Secrets that Sisters Keep and the inspiration behind the story.

I wanted to write about the loneliness of being divorced in your early 40s and how frightening the prospect of spending the next 30/40 years alone can be. I also wanted to look at money. While having money can help take away a lot of stresses, it does not come without a price. And finally I was interested in the intense relationship between a single mother and her daughter. How a woman whose whole life is defined by her intelligence and success would cope if she found out that her beloved daughter was going to have a very different and difficult life.It’s about sisters drifting apart but ultimately supporting each other. It’s about very modern problems that we all can relate to.
I wanted to write something very true and raw. There are lots of funny parts to the book, but it’s also (I hope) moving and thought provoking.

2. What did you most enjoy about writing this story?

I loved the research. I did a huge amount of research into Asperger's and Autism and it was fascinating. I met some very wonderful and brave mothers who shared their stories with me.

3. What type of writer would you say you are? Do you have a specific writing style?

I think I’m an honest writer who tells it like it really is. While I use a lot of humour in my books I don’t sugar coat the sad parts.

4. You have written some amazing novels to date, my favourite being This Child of Mine, but which one is your favourite so far?

Thank you very much, how lovely. I will always have a special love for ‘The Baby Trail’, my first novel. I love it for two reasons, it helped get me published and I firmly believe that writing about infertility also helped get me pregnant.

5. Who would you say are the authors that inspire you?

I am inspired by anyone who completes a novel, whether it is published or not. I always say when I give talks: “finish your novel, because even if it doesn't make it into a book shop, you have done something really fantastic.”

6. The Secrets Sisters Keep is only just out, but can you let us know what you are working on next?

I have just finished editing my new book ‘The Way We Were’ which is a love story with a big twist.


A big thank you to Sinead for stopping by. Love the sound of The Way We Were. Now you have the the opportunity to win a copy of The Secrets Sisters Keep! Just enter via Rafflecopter below. UK and IRL residents only. Competition ends on Monday 9.3.15. Good Luck!

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  1. This looks really good, such a wonderful interview too!

    I have a UK address, so can enter even though I'm Dutch :).