SHORT & SWEET
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.