Profile : Sue Moordcroft
Moorcroft was born in Germany and moved on to spend much of her
childhood in Cyprus and Malta. A good part of Uphill
all the Way is set in Malta – to Sue, the next best thing
to being in Malta is writing about it.
idea of the book germinated in 2003 as she snorkelled in the turquoise
sea of Malta’s Ghar’id Dud Bay, letting her mind drift…
a laughing Maltese tour guide, she’d been watching earlier…
British people who live in Malta… whether their hearts are
divided between Malta and their loved ones back home in the UK.
What if they think they’re settled and then their life changes
and they have to start again?
in her hotel she began to scribble some notes.
a hundred of Sue’s short stories have been sold to magazines
in several countries, and her serial Another Country to The People’s
Friend. Sue is a committee member of the Romantic Novelists’
Association and a past winner of the Association’s Katie Fforde
Bursary award. She was a runner up in the 2004 Ford Fiesta Short
Story Competition and a submission judge for the Harry Bowling award
in the same year.
settled in Northamptonshire with her husband and sons, Sue’s
love for Malta runs deep – as well as returning to the island
regularly she keeps in touch with its’ history and culture
through a website forum specifically for the Maltese and those who
have lived on the island.
51 year old Judith lost Giorgio, she lost her life in Malta –
joy, love, her income, her own space, and her circle of friends.
She even lost the view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling
blue waters of Sliema Creek. And, she discovered, she’d
lost most of her money, too.
she gained, back in England, was a bed in her sister’s spare
room in chilly Northamptonshire where she’d been brought
up, and a whole host of difficulties and family problems.
But a road that’s uphill all the way can bring exhilarating
views. It can be fulfilling, too, and a lot easier when you find
someone who wants to travel it with you .
'A most enjoyable book: amusing, fast paced and stylishly written.
The author leads you on and keeps you guessing right to the end.'
has her own website that you can visit at http://suemoorcroft.tripod.com
can also read an online interview with her at www.themotivatedwriter.com