About Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh co-founded Writer Unboxed in 2006. Her second novel, The Moon Sisters, was named a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal and BookRiot. Her debut, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, sold to Random House in a two-book deal in 2008, was named one of January Magazine’s Best Books, and was a Target Breakout Book. She's never been published with a lit magazine, but LOST's Carlton Cuse liked her Twitter haiku best and that made her pretty happy.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Know Your Nature, Nurture Your Focus (Multitasking Series, part 5)
  • How to Meditate When You’re Too Busy to Meditate, and Why You Should Care — with Leo Babauta (Multitasking Series, part 4)
  • No Time to Write? Maximize Your Minutes (Multitasking Series, part 3)
  • Snakes on a Brain (Multitasking Series, Pt 2)
  • Monotasking: The Forgotten Skill You (and I) Need to Re-Claim, ASAP
  • The Trouble with Frosting
  • Mixed Review? Why It’s All Good.
  • Dear Publishers, Signed (You)
  • Therese Walsh’s Sisters on The Moon Sisters
  • Thank You
  • A Simple Truth
  • “I think most artists are fundamentally inconsolable. That’s why they keep doing it.”

  • How to Meditate When You’re Too Busy to Meditate, and Why You Should Care — with Leo Babauta (Multitasking Series, part 4)

    If meditation is something you’d like to master but it seems you’ll never find the time–or develop the skill–this post is for you. One of the cool things about being human is our ability to be self-aware. Because of that ability, we can very thoughtfully direct our behavior. We can recognize patterns leading to low […]

    Snakes on a Brain (Multitasking Series, Pt 2)

      Last month I began a series on multitasking with a post called Monotasking: The Forgotten Skill You (and I) Need to Re-Claim, ASAP. Since then, I’ve continued my study of time and mind management (because that’s really what we’re talking about here) and interviewed multitasking expert Dr. David Meyer, Professor and Chair of Cognition & […]

    The Trouble with Frosting

    Confession: This is a recycled post. I wrote this in 2006 — the first year of WU’s existence, before my debut novel was finished, picked up by an agent, and sold. Before my second novel was even imagined. But recently the dangers of polishing a manuscript prematurely came up in conversation, and I thought it might be […]

    Mixed Review? Why It’s All Good.

    A debut author I know recently wrote to ask: [Ho]w do you assess a poor review from a Goodreads member (or anyone, I suppose)? Being new to this, I’m looking for some great tips on developing a thick skin.” First, it’s worth noting that there are different kinds of poor reviews. Reviews of the “I hate your […]

    Dear Publishers, Signed (You)

    This is not an April Fools post. But for any office workers out there, I hope you keep tabs on your mouse and question any blue screens of death that might appear while you’re away from your desk. I’ve had some interesting correspondence lately with folks in the publishing industry. Not my publisher, not anyone […]

    Therese Walsh’s Sisters on The Moon Sisters

    Several WU’ers encouraged me to put up an interview today to help spread the word about The Moon Sisters, and while I recognized the value in doing that I also felt the idea lacked…spark. And then I thought, hmm, I wonder if my real sisters might be willing to step up today to talk about this book […]

    Thank You

    Today—this day, March 4th, 2014—is publication day for me. The Moon Sisters is out there in the great wide world, ready to be loved or not by Others who will never be the one who loves it best. It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s finally here. I’ll put up a Q&A about The Moon Sisters in […]

    A Simple Truth

    Note: This is my 500th post here at Writer Unboxed, so it had better be good. It’s been my pattern of late to struggle with topics to write about here, and landing on a topic for Inside Publishing month was no different. Ultimately, I decided to go with the simplest truth relating to Inside Publishing […]

    “I think most artists are fundamentally inconsolable. That’s why they keep doing it.”

    Confession: I’ve had unshakable Blogger’s Block for about a week, and I considered offering up my spot to a guest more than once. None of the topics I came up with felt quite right. How much I dislike pre-release PR activities? (Very true. Not very empowering.) How I’m rediscovering Goodreads? (Meh.) The importance of rich […]