SHORT & SWEET

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Kate Langbroek - with NI­COLA MO­RI­ARTY

Two of your sis­ters, Ja­clyn and (Big Little Lies au­thor) Liane, are also novelists. Does your fam­ily ever worry about over­load­ing the “M” sec­tion at the li­brary? No.

You can never have too many books or too many Mo­ri­ar­tys. What was in the wa­ter when you were grow­ing up – a th­e­saurus? Maybe! But there are six sib­lings in our fam­ily so now I’m won­der­ing, “What were we drink­ing that the oth­ers weren’t?” On­line reader re­views are so im­por­tant now. Is writ­ing them your­self frowned upon? Yes. Such a shame be­cause I could write a killer re­view for my­self. Go on… Read­ing Mo­ri­arty’s book is like rid­ing a uni­corn across an un­du­lat­ing rain­bow. So­cial me­dia is key for writ­ers, too. Do you think Dick­ens and Tol­stoy would have been dab at Twit­ter? Jane Austen on the In­sta? I can see it now: #Earl­grey #Writer­life #Pand­p­wont Writeit­self. The Fifth Let­ter by Ni­cola Mo­ri­arty (Harpercollins, $29.99) is out now.

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