Grace M. Jolliffe


Grace Jolliffe was born in Liverpool but now lives on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. 

Her fast-paced crime thriller, Piggy Monk Square, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, optioned for film by Willy Russell, and broadcast on Ireland’s RTE Radio One.

She used to teach script-writing and creative-writing and has also written and produced documentaries and short films for Television and Film Festivals

She now focuses full time on writing novels and When The Sun Shines, The Sunshine Girl, Sweet Little Things are currently available on Amazon.

She has recently completed another novel in her Liverpool series and Kindness and Strangers will be available shortly.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in the city of Liverpool in an area called Toxteth. It was very much an inner city area and I think it was the colourful Liverpudlian characters and humour that influenced me most.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing as soon as I was able to. I liked to invent whole new universes and strange characters to live in them and still do. My mother encouraged me and I often sat on the step of our house making things up.
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Where to find Grace M. Jolliffe online

Where to buy in print


When The Sun Shines
Price: Free! Words: 16,500. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A heartwarming, nostalgic and funny short novel from 1970s England. Be careful what you wish for. Josie longs to escape because her boring job and horrible boss are driving her mad. A stranger might have the answer, or he just might have a secret. Laugh and cry with this funny, nostalgic tale of family, love and struggle. Grace M. Jolliffe is the award-winning author of Piggy Monk Square.
Tell Me Magic Lies
You set the price! Words: 16,280. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Someone’s got to make Christmas happen. Josie's heart breaks when she thinks about Frankie. Her best friend’s family is going hungry because Frankie’s dad forgot all about them - the day he left home. Can Josie bring Christmas back to the family that Santa forgot? A real page-turner - you won’t be able to put it down because you'll love the fun and nostalgia of this heartwarming Christmas story.
Fiction Street - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A terrifying glimpse of a child predator - through the eyes of a young girl. An encounter with a kerb-crawling predator leads a child into a confusing and terrifying world she cannot understand.
The Real Halloween
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sean loves Halloween. He's not afraid of anything - until he hears the terrifying story of his disappearing uncle and the terrible secret of Dancer’s Well! When you own a Ballyyahoo book - you don’t just get a book. You get access to a whole world of Ballyyahoo magic - for free and this edition includes another free book from Ballyyahoo
Piggy Monk Square
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,690. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A policeman lies trapped in a cellar. Time is running out because nobody knows where he is. Only two girls know the truth and they’re too scared to tell. Laugh and cry at this heartbreaking story told by a young girl with a terrible secret. Back to the 1970s instantly with this gripping page-turner.

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