Grace Jolliffe was born in Liverpool and now lives on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Her fast-paced, crime thriller, Piggy Monk Square, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth New Writers Prize, optioned for film, and broadcast on RTE’s Book On One.
She has also won many awards for her short stories. She taught script-writing and creative writing in colleges for years. She has written and produced documentary for television and has also written for RTE television and radio.
Grace loves websites and has created a few of her own - you can see these below. She writes all the articles and stories for her sites, as well as taking all her own photographs.
LIFE IN A WILD ATLANTIC WILDERNESS
She has a large rocky meadow of a garden and shares her life with her ever-patient husband, one tiny rescued Jack Russell, who enjoys chewing on laptop leads and barking at her own reflection, ten hens who regularly escape to visit the neighbour’s gardens, and two lucky ducks.
Grace also writes for children and her love of nature and its natural magic inspired her to invent her fictional town of Ballyyahoo.
She aims to encourage children to enjoy the wonder of nature and wildlife. Her Ballyyahoo books are linked to her Ballyyahoo website where readers can discover the magic of Ballyyahoo by clicking directly from their books to find photographs and free stories about the characters, creatures and nature of Ballyyahoo. You can visit the site at www.ballyyahoo.com
You can contact Grace at www.gracejolliffe.com, Facebook, or you can visit her at her creative writing website which is packed with information, tips and exercises for writers.
Or, if you like gardening you can visit her at www.gracelikestogarden.com where she blogs about her efforts to tame her wild Galway garden.