Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied in the United States and England. She spent four years working as a media and entertainment lawyer and is now writing full time. Jaclyn is the author of bittersweet teen bestsellers FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA, FINDING CASSIE CRAZY and BECOMING BINDY MACKENZIE.
I've read a lot of books and always say that I love every book I read, but The Colours of Madeleine is one of only two series (the other is The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater) that changed me as a person, changed the way I live life, and changed the way I view others. So thank you so much for writing it. - 3 months ago
Dear booksandbroadwayave, I’ll tell you what makes me very happy, that opening line of yours: ‘I’ve read a lot of books and always say that I love every book I read’. That is a beautiful line, especially amidst the crowds of criticism and doubt and pursed lips. For more self-centered reasons, I admit I love the second half of this message even more, and I’m so grateful to you for telling me this. But the whole message! Wonderful! Thank you so much and please have a wonderful day. Jx
i picked up the colors of madeleine books at the libraries and loved them and am planning on buying my own physical copies but I was wondering: are your publishers going to make a box set for them? and if you don't know that's totally okay (i just really enjoy box sets)& have a great day! - 3 months ago
Hello chaserpercy. Thank you so much for reading the books and for loving them. And thank you also for planning to buy your own physical copies. At the moment, I don’t think there are any plans for a box set, but I wish they were. I love a good box set. I will let you know if there are ever any plans. Thanks again and you have a great day yourself. Jx
I just wrote ‘the end’ on my pirate book, while... - 3 months ago
I just wrote ‘the end’ on my pirate book, while sitting in Coco Chocolate, Kirribilli, next to this treasure chest and beneath this bejewelled chandelier. I told the lovely owner and she said, 'congratulations’ and handed me a box of gold coins.
Rainy day on the Bridge TodayI think I’m going to finish my... - 3 months ago
I think I’m going to finish my pirate book tomorrow! (I was going to put that sentence as a hashtag, so that the primary message here would be the rainy day on the bridge today, with the pirate book as buried treasure in the hashtags, ––that sounds boastful, I mean that finishing a book is exciting to me, like buried treasure, not that it is buried treasure to you––but I started out with ‘sydney’ and ‘sydney harbour’ and then tumblr seemed to think I’d done enough hashtags.)
Colours of Thursday: Sunset the Other Day from my Balcony... - 5 months ago
There was a good sunset the other day, and I took some photos from my balcony. Here they are. I put one of these on Instagram and a few people commented that it looked like the cover of A Tangle of Gold. ‘Oh yeah!’ I said. ‘It does!’ Because it does. Similar colour scheme. Although there is no barn or field. There are wires and a street, instead. Also my sky did not offer the words, ‘A Tangle of Gold’ in swirling font. And no flying orange umbrella. No quote from E.Lockhart either, and my name did not stand in the air before me in gold, bold letters. Still! This seemed to me to be interesting enough to post.
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