Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nicola Moriarty

Nicola Moriarty is a Sydney-based novelist, copywriter and mum to two small (but remarkably strong-willed) daughters. In between various career changes, becoming a mum and completing her Bachelor of Arts, she began to write. Now she can’t seem to stop. Her previous works include the novel, The Fifth Letter, which was published in several countries and optioned by Universal Cable Productions for film and television.

Moriarty's latest novel is Those Other Women.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: How did you come up with the idea for Those Other Women?

A: I’ve been involved with many mother’s groups – both online and in the real world, and one day it just occurred to me – shouldn’t there be a group for women who aren’t mothers but who do want to connect with one another?

From there, the idea grew over time – I don’t think there was any one incident that’s sparked the main plot.

But I wrote it because it seemed like a great opportunity to explore the pressures on women to conform to society expectations to become parents and the idea that all women are “meant” to have a maternal instinct. I also liked the idea of delving into the way women judge one another’s...[read on]
Visit Nicola Moriarty's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Fifth Letter.

The Page 69 Test: Those Other Women.

--Marshal Zeringue