Grace Jolliffe


Grace Jolliffe was born in Liverpool, England but has lived in Ireland for most of her life. She now lives in Galway, quite close to the Wild Atlantic Way. She is a prolific writer and is widely published.

Grace is an award-winning writer, whose adult novel 'Piggy Monk Square,' was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, optioned by Willy Russell and broadcast on RTE Radio One, as part of their 'Book On One Series.'

She has also written and directed documentary as well as several award winning short films.

Grace wrote regularly for 'Fiction Fifteen', a very popular RTE children's radio show in Ireland.

Grace loves walking and gardening and her love of nature inspired her series of Ballyyahoo stories. You can find out more about Ballyyahoo at

Grace loves to write and enjoys encouraging others. She developed her highly regarded website: to provide information and support, as well as to inspire other writers.

The information she provides on the site has helped thousands of writers and her creative writing exercises have proved so successful that she decided to write her 'Practical Creative Writing Exercises' workbook to respond to popular demand for more.

Where to find Grace Jolliffe online

Where to buy in print


Piggy Monk Square
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A darkly humourous story filled with nail-biting suspense, told by a nine year old girl. A policeman lies seriously injured in a Liverpool cellar. Only two little girls know where he is but they’re too scared to tell. Time is running out. Will the girls get help before it’s too late? Or will their terrifiying secret drag them further into horrific consequences they only barely understand.
Maggie Many Cats And The Cat That Flew In The Window
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
PROFITS FROM THIS BOOK GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING TNR AND GREYSTONES KITTY HOSTEL Maggie-many-cats is a funny story about a crazy-cat-lady who lives in a house full of cats in the magical town of Ballyyahoo, in Ireland. One day, Maggie gets a visit from a strange cat. Everyone knows cats can't fly but Maggie sees this cat flying through the air. Is Maggie going mad or is there something funny going on?
Christmas In Ballyyahoo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
An Irish Christmas is always great and this year's Christmas in Ballyyahoo was set to be the best one ever, until Santa and Rudolph turned up on Christmas Eve. Instead of leaving gifts they took all the presents away! It’s up to two boys, Kevin and Gerry, to save Christmas but they can’t do it alone. There’s only one person who can help them now and that’s the wonderful witch of Ballyyahoo.
Practical Creative Writing Exercises
You set the price! Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Practical Creative Writing Exercises - Exercises To Inspire You To Write That Story You Always Wanted To Write. Practical Creative Writing Exercises is a workbook packed with information and exercises designed to help writers generate great ideas for creative stories. For writers who are stuck for ideas this is a treasure chest packed with practical exercises that really do work.
The Tree Hugger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
A STORY ABOUT BULLYING When Shalmalah comes to Debbie’s school, she is targeted by school bullies, Susan and Leonie. Shalamalah is a free spirit who doesn’t want to dress and act like everyone else. Debbie hates seeing Shalmalah being bullied but she’s too scared to do anything. When Debbie’s and Shalmalah’s mothers become friends Debbie is forced to make a serious choice.
Football Mad
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football
From Ireland - a hilarious story for kids who love football. Shane, desperately wants to get on the school football team but there's one thing stopping him - his coach. Coach says one-legged nuns and cross-eyed cats make better headers than Shane does. He needs to practice but his Dad only wants to read books and his Mum only wants to do Yoga. Shane is forced to take drastic action.
The Witch Of Ballyyahoo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
The Witch of Ballyyahoo is a hilarious children’s fantasy book set in a secret town in Ireland. One day, Gerry finds an incredible stone that shows the future and it’s not looking good. Something terrible is about to happen at Gerry’s house. It’s up to Gerry to save his mother from a bad man with an even badder knife. Gerry needs help - magic help! Gerry needs help from the Witch of Ballyyahoo.

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