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Jaclyn Moriarty


Jaclyn Moriarty

After spending four years working as an entertainment lawyer, Jaclyn Moriarty decided to write full time instead.  Her first novel, FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA was published to critical acclaim and won the Ethel Turner Prize in Sydney and was a Book Sense 76 selection in the United States.  Her second novel, THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS, also received rave reviews. 

Jaclyn grew up in a large family in Sydney, Australia. She studied English at the University of Sydney, and law at Yale and Cambridge.

She spent the last few years living in Montreal, Canada but recently moved home to Sydney so she could share her new baby Charlie with her family (and get some sun).

Jaclyn Moriarty

Books by Jaclyn Moriarty

by Jaclyn Moriarty - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Cello is in crisis. Princess Ko's deception of her people has emerged and the Kingdom is outraged; the Jagged Edge Elite have taken control, placing the Princess and two members of the Royal Youth Alliance under arrest and ordering their execution. Meanwhile, Madeleine fears she's about to lose the Kingdom of Cello forever. Plans are in place to bring the remaining Royals home, and after that, all communication between Cello and the World will cease. That means she'll also lose Elliot, now back in Cello and being held captive by a branch of Hostiles. And there's nothing he can do to help his friends unless he can escape the Hostile compound.

by Jaclyn Moriarty - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Princess Ko's been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But if she can't get him back in a matter of weeks, the consequence may be a devastating war. So under the guise of a publicity stunt she gathers a group of teens from across the kingdom to crack the unsolvable case of the missing royals of Cello.

by Jaclyn Moriarty - Young Adult 12+

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life. Elliot is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. As Madeleine and Elliot unravel their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds --- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap.

by Jaclyn Moriarty - Fiction, Social Sciences, Young Adult 12+

Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year. They've been love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day. But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year and the new kids are hiding a secret that could ruin more than just senior year.