Sally Hepworth has lived and travelled around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the UK and Canada. While on maternity leave, Sally finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to write. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two children.
Sally Hepworth talks to us about the inspiration behind her new novel, The Secrets of Midwives.
'There is a saying among writers “Write the book you want to read.”'
@Meredith_Jaeger thank goodness for you to remind me! I'm waiting for my copies of The Dressmaker's Dowry so I can pose for a photo myself!!
by @SallyHepworth - 3 days ago
RT @Meredith_Jaeger: 2 years ago @SallyHepworth pub'd her debut. Now she's publishing her 3rd (!) novel, The Mother's Promise, which is her…
RT @rockstar1023: #FuturisticFriday giveaway: The Mother's Promise. https://t.co/gfCylEgyUA @DoingDewey @StMartinsPress https://t.co/euGOlp…
by @SallyHepworth - 6 days ago
RT @MaryKubica: Coming June 27, 2017! #EveryLastLie https://t.co/3FVgKOuEKd
by @SallyHepworth - 10 days ago
@Meredith_Jaeger me too! I love that we have the same narrator! We need a book tour together!
182666858445976 - 2 hours ago
Check out this fun interview I did with The Reading Frenzy.
I'm sitting here, on the U.S. release day of The Mother's Promise, thinking about family. Two of my children are currently in my bed, my husband is pestering me to get up and make lunch boxes. Later today, my mum is picking up my son and his friends from karate. I spoke to my Dad on the phone yesterday. I'm seeing my brother and sister-in-law this weekend.
I'm SURROUNDED by family.
Which brings me to why I wrote this book.
Last year I read an article about a single mother diagnosed with terminal cancer, who was searching for a guardian for her eight-year-old son. Her son’s father was not in the picture, her parents had passed away and she was an only child herself. She didn’t have any friends or colleagues. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I asked myself: how does someone become so alone?
The truth is, a lot of people are alone. Some are physically alone, others are alone in marriage or a decision. Some people feel alone even when people surround them. I decided to do some reading about it. Before I knew it, I had begun a total exploration of the ways one can be alone … and the ways one can rejoin the world, even under the toughest of circumstances. I called this exploration The Mother’s Promise.
I hope you enjoy it.
Check out early reviews on https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939223-the-mother-s-promise?from_search=true
BUY THE BOOK HERE:
182666858445976 - 20 hours ago
New York Times!
182666858445976 - yesterday
North American readers -- one more DAY until The Mother's Promise is released!! Aussies -- one more week. (U.K. and Europe will be in coming months).
Can't wait? Read the first chapter here:
182666858445976 - 2 days ago
Liane Moriarty. Sleep thief.
P.S. I'm going to a Big Little Lies screening party tonight because I'm THAT much of a fangirl.
P.P.S. If you haven't read any of Liane's books, I'm sorry but we can no longer be friends...
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